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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

Ordering Meals2Heal

Wellesley Cancer Prevention Project delivering healthy meals for MetroWest cancer patients

This fall (2016), the Wellesley Cancer Prevention Project ( has brought back its popular Meals2Heal program.

Launched in Spring 2016, Meals2Heal is an innovative collaboration between WCPP volunteers, Wellesley-based restaurants, and Newton Wellesley Hospital to deliver fresh and local meals to people currently undergoing cancer treatments in our community.


Since a healthy diet reduces the risk of many types of cancer, the WCCP has partnered with nutritionists at Newton Wellesley Hospital’s Vernon Cancer Center to select menu options from these participating Meals2Heal restaurants in Wellesley: Captain Marden’s, Susu Bakery, and The Local.

To order a meal for a cancer patient, simply call the restaurant between the hours of 11:00 am to 4:00 pm, Monday-Friday, supply the recipients’ name and telephone number and the restaurant will contact a WCPP volunteer to deliver the meal per its posted delivery schedule at

  • Captain Marden’s Seafood 781 235 3737
  • Susu Bakery Boutique 781-237-7977
  • The Local: (781) 694-1210

Please note: when ordering from The Local, please also contact one of the volunteers listed at the URL above to schedule meal delivery.

Meals2Heal will run through June 2017, break for the summer and resume in September 2017.

For more about Meals2Heal:  Check out this video interview with Chef Brian, Culinary Director at The Local for a peek at some of the delicious meals he’s serving up:

If you’d like to volunteer to be a Meals2Heal driver, email only 1-2 hours per week is required!

Concerned about cancer in your hometown?  

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Healthy suggestions: Captain Marden’s: Salmon & Arugula Salad; The Local: The Local Harvest Salad (baby kale, roasted sweet potatoes, red grapes, toasted hazelnuts, pecorino, citrus vinaigrette); Beet & Arugula Salad (goat cheese, pistachio, honey vinaigrette). Susu Cafe: Chef’s Daily Creation of Homemade S



Backup meal drivers: please call Patrick Hegarty for availability.