Category Archives: WCPP News & Events

Dana Farber Cancer Institute Lecture

Join WCPP on Tuesday, June 4 at the Wellesley Free Library from 7-8 PM to hear Dana Farber Cancer Institute’s Zakim Center team members speak about lifestyle changes and integrative therapies that can reduce stress and promote well-being.

Speakers are Patricia Martin Acari, Ph.D., RN, AHN-BC and Anne Kelly, RN, MS, NP-C, AOCNP

Event is free and open to the public. Sponsored by WCPP and Wellesley Free Library.

A Cappella Defeating Cancer ACDC Concert – Nov. 16, 2018

The WCPP is thrilled to announce ACDC 2018, the second annual A Cappella Defeating Cancer benefit concert to raise awareness and program funding for The Wellesley Cancer Prevention Project.

What: A Cappella Defeating Cancer (ACDC-2)

The 2nd Annual a cappella concert to benefit the Wellesley Cancer Prevention Project (  Click here to read how The Wellesley Townsman reported on last year’s event (in November 2017).

When: Friday, November 16, 2018 (7 to 9 PM, including an intermission)

Where: Wellesley Village Church (United Church of Christ, Congregational)
2 Central St, Wellesley, MA 02482

The ACDC-2 concert will feature three of Boston’s coolest a cappella groups:

BroadBand is a Boston-area group (comprised of 15 women) dedicated to creating a beautiful harmonic blend and an engaging a cappella performance experience for our audiences. We choose arrangements that are snazzy, melodic, unique: we are harmony at a higher bandwidth!!

Similar Jones
Similar Jones is a high-energy vocal band, primarily rock and soul and influenced by elements of blues, funk, and jazz. Our repertoire consists of classic songs from the 50s, 60s, 70s, and today, and includes a growing number of original tunes. The Jones sound is marked by tight harmonies, intricate rhythms, innovative arrangements, and — most importantly — by a rock-solid groove.

The Works
Since 1994, The Works have performed for audiences ranging from a 3,000-person conference at Disney World; to intimate private parties, schools, fundraisers, festivals and corporate functions. A mixed octet (comprised of 4 women and 4 men) and member of the American A Cappella Alliance’s Spring Sing, The Works deliver a fun combo of eclectic repertoire and witty repartee that’s always sure to entertain!

Suggested contribution: $20/Adult, $5/Child under 13.
Cash or check at the door. Additional donations welcomed!

ALL profits from concert ticket/concession sales and sponsorships go directly to support WCCP education programs and events.

Spread the word: #ACDC2018

The Cause?
The Wellesley Cancer Prevention Project is a 501(3) nonprofit focused on raising awareness for MetroWest residents on how lifestyle, diet and the environment contribute to the incidence of cancer and other health risks. Celebrating its 21th anniversary in 2018, the WCPP conducts public events & educational programs all year long (including yoga sessions, informational lectures, movie screenings, and the November concert).

More Info:
Patrick Rafter for The Wellesley Cancer Prevention Project & The Works or 617-901-2697 and


Stress and Cancer Prevention

Hello Everyone-

The Wellesley Cancer Prevention Project is going to sponsor a series of events about the link between stress in our lives and preventing cancer.

We are also putting on the website peer reviewed articles that study the link clinically.  Attached is an article by Susan Lutgendorf and her team from MD Anderson as well as the University of Iowa and Miami that discusses the molecular mechanisms that connect stress and cancer initiation and progression.

Click here for the article – Lutgendorf_2010_HostFactors_Stress and Cancer Progression