About CWC

Inspired to make a difference in her community after losing her mother to ovarian cancer, local musician Sarah Swain created the Cape Cod Women’s Music Festival in 2012. In 2014, Sarah founded the Cape Wellness Collaborative, which works with a team of outstanding local wellness professionals to provide free-of-charge integrative wellness therapies to those facing cancer on Cape Cod and the Islands.  After doing genetic testing, Sarah underwent a prophylactic double mastectomy and oophorectomy, which you can read about here.

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In 2020, Sarah was awarded the American Red Cross of Massachusetts Community Service Hero Award, and in 2021 she was picked as a Human Rights Honoree on behalf of the Church Women United of Cape Cod. Needless to say, Sarah's work has made a broad reach within the Cape Cod community and beyond.

What does CWC provide?

Cape Wellness Collaborative (CWC) provides integrative wellness therapies to anyone on Cape Cod & the Islands facing cancer. This includes people undergoing or recovering from radiation and/or chemotherapy and cancer-related palliative care. We also serve people who have had positive genetic testing results for inherited cancer risk and are undergoing prophylactic surgery. Clients receive a Wellness Card valued at $250, used for payment with more than 90 vetted wellness professionals who offer:

  • Acupuncture

  • Art Therapy

  • Caregiver Support

  • Chiropractic

  • Craniosacral Therapy

  • Energy Work & Reiki

  • Massage & Reflexology

  • Meditation

  • Nutrition Counseling

  • Pilates

  • Reiki

  • Routine Foot Care

Key statistics and milestones

  • The first meeting to form the organization was in September 2014

  • Our first client was served in September 2015, since then we have served more than 1,514 people facing cancer on the Cape and Islands

  • Our directory includes more than 90 licensed and insured wellness practitioners

  • In 2019, we launched three new wellness initiatives to complement our Wellness Card program, Wellness Eats, Wellness Cares and Wellness Moves.

  • Through Wellness Eats, we have provided more than 6,130 nutritious meals to clients and caregivers