Camden National Bank recently donated two dozen gas cards to the Cancer Care Center at Penobscot Bay Medical Center.

The Maritime Farms gas cards will be given to women with breast cancer who have to travel to receive treatment.

“Families struggling with the care of a loved one have enough to deal with — finding the money to pay for gas should be the last of their worries,” said Judy Brogden, Camden National Bank Camden Square branch manager, in a news release. “We’re glad we can help to ease their burdens, even if just a little.”

The Camden Square branch held a used book sale to raise the money to purchase the gas cards. Customers of the bank donated books, which were displayed at the branch for other customers to choose from and make donations toward the gas cards.

Ginny Vaitones, oncology social worker at Penobscot Bay Medical Center, thanked Brogden and her team for their efforts.

“Our patients really appreciate the gas gift cards because it shows people are out there thinking about them,” Vaitones said.

The Cancer Care Center at Penobscot Bay Medical Center provides cancer treatment and support, detection and diagnosis, and a full range of educational and counseling services.  The center is staffed by two on-site, board-certified hematologists/oncologists, a social worker dedicated to the unique needs of cancer patients, and nurses with a special interest in caring for patients with cancer — several of whom have certification in oncology nursing.