Non-Profit Cancer Center Closes In Wake Of Madoff Scandal

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The Greater Boston area has lost a free source of support and education for people with cancer.

The Wellness Community of Greater Boston in Newton, Mass., abruptly closed its doors Monday, citing the economic downturn and a drop-off in donations, stemming from Bernard Madoff's alleged Ponzi scheme.

As a result, the Wellness Community has canceled free nutrition programs, yoga classes, meditation and networking groups.

WBUR's Monica Brady-Myerov reports on how a once-vibrant non-profit suddenly came to a close.

This program aired on February 3, 2009. The audio for this program is not available.