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Caring Connections has been a cooperative program between the Bangor Region YMCA and Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center since 1996. Our mission is to improve the physical and emotional health/wellness of individuals in eastern Maine.  We travel to communities doing outreach and education about cancer screenings, our cancer support services, as well as other local services.  


We provide free breast and cervical screening to women who financially qualify, in conjunction with Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center and the Maine Breast and Cervical Health Program, including assistance with transportation if needed. Should a woman enrolled in Caring Connections need further diagnostic testing or treatment for breast or cervical cancer, these services would be provided at no cost through Northern Light Health. Click here to learn more about our generous financial guidelines.


Caring Connections staff also provide advocacy and support services to cancer patients including; attending appointments and taking notes, support groups for those with breast cancer and men with prostate/ testicular/ or penile cancers, educational offerings, referrals to community services, annual breast cancer survivor retreat, as well as organizing family activities.


We also offer a free, 3 month long LIVESTRONG at the YMCA exercise program for cancer survivors.


Caring Connections provides cancer prevention education within middle, high school, and community settings and offers other health related educational programs as well.

We invite you to explore our website to find out more about our services.

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