Ovarian Cancer Retreat

Turning the Tide Ovarian Cancer Retreat

Every year since 2012, women from the northeast have come together at the Turning the Tide ovarian cancer retreat at Camp Kieve in Nobleboro, ME to share their cancer journey in a place of support, friendship, and restorative comfort.

The retreat is the culmination of a dream held by Anne Tonachel and Robin Bray, both of whom were diagnosed with ovarian cancer. The result of their dream is this annual retreat, at a beautiful space provided by the amazing Kennedy Family who offer the space in honor of a family member with ovarian cancer.

Only 35 participants are able to attend this intimate experience of recreation and relaxation on Damariscotta Lake. If you’d like to attend, get your application in early! Financial assistance is available to those who request it.

If you’d like to help support the retreat, perhaps by making a donation in honor of someone you love, you can make a tax-deductible donation of any size by sending us a check or by using the button below. Checks can be made payable to “Beth Wright Center” (please include a note in the Memo field that says “TTT” and the year). Send your check to Beth Wright Center, PO Box 322, Ellsworth, ME 04605.

If you’d like to give using your PayPal account, or any debit or credit card, click the Donate button below for a secure, tax-deductible transaction.

Thank you for helping to make this empowering experience of love, togetherness, and support possible.


I was 24 when I was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and when doctor’s in Machias found a 11cm tumor located in my chest. As a recent college graduate and a newlywed, I was diagnosed 10 days after moving to Machias. The Beth C. Wright Center has helped me in many parts of my cancer journey. I have attended the Machias Be in Motion Cancer fitness class, support groups and have made so many lifelong friends through the center’s events and programs. Anybody looking for support, friendship, encouragement, and hope can turn to the Beth C. Wright Resource Center. The staff and volunteers are wonderful and are ready to help anybody with the effects of cancer on the human life.