Ovarian Cancer Retreat

Turning the Tide Ovarian Cancer Retreat

Every year since 2012, a delightful camp experience has been offered to women who have had ovarian cancer. This event is a culmination of a dream held by Anne Tonachel and Robin Bray, both who have had ovarian cancer.

The result of their dream is this annual restorative retreat held at Camp Kiev on Damariscotta Lake in Nobleboro, Maine. This beautiful space is provided by the Kennedy Family who offer their facility in honor of a family member with ovarian cancer. This experience offers a time for recreation and relaxation through a variety of outdoor and indoor activities, art projects, entertainment and free time.

The 2019 retreat will be held November 6-10.  If you’d like to attend, get your application in early. Space is limited to 35 participants.  Registration opens August 31 and people will be accepted on a first-come basis. Deadline for applications is October 1, 2019. To have an application form sent to you, please contact Sue Joanis at [email protected] or 508-596-4349.

For more information contact: Anne Tochanel at [email protected], or 617-388-1851;

Go to Website:  www.turningthetideovarianretreat.com

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.