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 2018 retreat will be held September 19-23.  If you’d like to attend, get your application in early. Space is limited to 35 participants.  Registration opens July 1 and people will be accepted on a first-come basis. 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 started special yoga and exercise classes sponsored by the center one year after my breast cancer and lymphedema diagnoses. These classes, and the camaraderie, understanding, compassion and encouragement I felt from everyone connected to the center, inspired me to get moving, literally and figuratively. Cancer can be isolating and immobilizing at times, and being with others who understand this helped me profoundly. Four years later I feel continuously nourished and nurtured by my new community of friends. Plus, I can now touch my toes and do 20 stomach crunches!