Bar Harbor Bank & Trust Makes Donation to The Beth C. Wright Cancer Resource Center to Help Patients Afford Transportation to Treatment

Ellsworth, Maine (July 6, 2023) - Bar Harbor Bank & Trust has donated $1,000 to The Beth C. Wright Cancer Resource Center to help cancer patients with limited financial resources offset the cost of travel to and from treatment. The Center serves patients in Hancock and Washington Counties, many of whom must travel from 40 to more than 100 miles one way to receive cancer treatment. The Bank’s donation will be used to reimburse patients and their caregivers for gas and other forms of travel.

“The reality for many cancer patients and their families is that they need to drive significant distances to get the care they need, and those travel costs can really add up,” said Chelsea Sawyer, VP Branch Relationship Manager at Bar Harbor Bank & Trust. “We are honored to make this donation to The Beth C. Wright Cancer Resource Center so that someone traveling for treatment has one less worry during an already stressful time.”

The Beth C. Wright Cancer Resource Center in Ellsworth is one of only three freestanding cancer resource centers in Maine. The Center provides compassion, support, wellness groups, advocacy and education for patients, families, and friends in the midst of a cancer diagnosis, treatment and/or remission. In addition to their transportation aid program, some of the services they offer include support groups, exercise classes, and volunteer-prepared meals.

“The Beth Wright Center depends on in-kind support and donations from our local businesses like Bar Harbor Bank & Trust,” said Angela Fochesato, Executive Director at The Beth C. Wright Cancer Resource Center. “Providing cost-free care to families and individuals throughout Hancock and Washington Counties takes many resources, and without the support from our friends, we couldn't continue to serve our communities.”

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Bar Harbor Bankshares (NYSE American: BHB) is the parent company of its wholly owned subsidiary, Bar Harbor Bank & Trust. Operating over 50 locations across Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont, Bar Harbor Bank & Trust is headquartered in Bar Harbor, Maine and has more than $3.9 billion in assets. As a leading Northern New England community bank, Bar Harbor Bank & Trust offers a full range of personal and business banking services, as well as wealth management services through its subsidiary Bar Harbor Wealth Management. For more information about Bar Harbor Bank & Trust, visit or call 888-853-7100. Member FDIC.


BHBT presents a donation to Beth C. Wright Cancer Resource CenterFrom left to right: Crystal Richards, Vice President Regional Relationship Manager at Bar Harbor Bank & Trust; Sonya Mitchell, Senior Vice President Managing Director at Bar Harbor Financial Services; and Angela Fochesato, Executive Director of The Beth C. Wright Cancer Resource Center.