about cape wellness collaborative
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.
People facing cancer may receive a Wellness Card valued at $500, eligible for refills for up to two years post-completion of treatment. Caregivers may receive a Wellness Card valued at $200.
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.
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.
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The first meeting to form the organization was in September 2014.