Bob Riter, Dean Michael I. Kotlikoff, and Prof. Bob Weiss
Book signing at Buffalo Street Books on Wed. Feb. 26 at 6pm
When Your Life is Touched by Cancer,
a compilation of his popular columns in the
Ithaca Journal, has been released nationally.
It will be widely available in bookstores and
through national online retailers such as
Amazon and is also available at the Cayuga Medical Center gift store and at CRCFL for $15 each or two for $25.
All proceeds from the sale of the book
are being donated to the Cancer Resource Center.
CRCFL thanks The Ithaca Journal and Editor Bruce Estes for their support for Bob Riter's columns within the pages of this newspaper over many years, and the resulting best-of compilation in Bob's popular new book, "When Your Life is Touched by Cancer".
Heidi Goldstein pictured with the heart pillows she and her fellow volunteers made for the clients of the Cancer Resource Center. The pillows are specially designed to offer comfort for women after breast surgery as they can be tucked under the arm, but we find that they offer comfort (both physical and emotional) for everyone dealing with cancer.
When you're dealing with cancer, you often don't have
the energy you need to call insurance companies or to
research possible sources of financial assistance.
We have a group to volunteers ready to advocate on your behalf. They can make calls, suggest resources, fill out forms, or otherwise make life just a little easier.
If you'd like assistance from a financial advocate,
please contact Bob Riter at email@example.com or 277-0960
The Cornell Men's Hockey Team raised over $1,500 at their "Pink Out the Rink" fundraiser selling T-shirts, etc.
The Cornell Women's Basketball Team raised $761 at their
"Pink Zone" fundraiser sellling T-shirts, canvas bags and raffle tickets.
The Winter Village Concert raised over $100 last month.
Special thanks to Cayuga Lake Seido Karate for raising
more than $3,600 for the Cancer Resource Center at its annual Punch- and Kick-a-Thon held Feb. 27 at the dojo
on Ridge Road. Participants and sponsors help us fulfill our belief that no one should face cancer alone.
There is a new health care program for Tompkins County's residents. PATH -- Personal Attention to Health -- is designed to provide individuals and their families with relief from the symptoms, pain, and stress of a serious illness (no matter what the diagnosis). PATH helps individuals navigate the medical, emotional, logistic and spiritual challenges of illness, to find spiritual and emotional balance, and to take advantage of all the resources Tompkins County has available.
As soon as someone is referred to the program, a PATH Advisor - a registered nurse or licensed social worker - will do an in-depth initial meeting right at the person's home or residence. Regular follow-up phone calls will ensure that the identified health care needs are being successfully addressed. To refer or find out more,
give PATH a call at 272-0212. PATH is a program of Hospicare.
The Compassionate Care Act is a bill that would provide safe & legal
access to medical marijuana for seriously ill New Yorkers.
Compassionate Care NY is leading the initiative to see this become law and they welcome the support of individuals & organizations.
Steven Kolberg, a 27 year old Trumansburg native has been diagnosed with AML (acute myeloid leukemia). His chance for a cure is finding bone marrow donor. The Kolberg family has joined Be The Match (a transplant organization) to help Steven and other patients in need of marrow or cord blood transplants. Right now, he can be supported by participating in three ways:
1) Register at a donor drive:
- March 11 from 11-2pm at Cornell, Willard Straight Hall, Room 4
- April 2 from 10-3pm at Ithaca College, Phillips Hall
- On-line Be The Match (a cheek swab test will be mailed to you)
2) Contribute funds to add potential marrow donors:
Mail to: 'Be The Match Foundation' 510 Willowgate Dr. Webster, NY 14580
3) Forward this URL to friends & family:
We find that sharing food helps build community, so we provide snacks & meals in our support groups. Do you like to cook? Perhaps you could volunteer your talents once or twice a month!
In particular, we need someone to prepare lunches for Pat's Group which is our group for people living with cancer as a chronic disease. This group meets the first and third Thursday of each month at noon. We'd love to have a volunteer take responsibility for preparing food for this group of 8-12 people. We buy the ingredients and you could prepare the meal at home.
In addition, we have groups that meet every Tuesday evening at 5:30.
The Colorectal Cancer Group meets the first and third Tuesdays, and the Young Adult Group meets the second and fourth Tuesdays. Both groups would welcome soup and other refreshments.
To volunteer or for more information, contact Bob Riter at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sara Che: "Good Cells Gone Bad: How & Why Healthy Cells are
Recruited by Cancer Cells." Note permanent new time & location:
Cornell University Vet School Hagan Room
These monthly meetings are a collaboration between the Cancer Resource Center and doctoral students involved in cancer research at Cornell.
Research topics are presented in lay language and discussion is encouraged.
Light refreshments are provided. If you'd like a ride from CRC call 277-0960.
Click here for more information about this collaboration
and to see the slides from earlier presentations.
Some of us will carpool from Ithaca. Please call Bob at 277-0960 if you'd like to join us:
From time to time, we hear from individuals in our community who have received phone calls requesting donations to the Cancer Resource Center (or even to the Ithaca Breast Cancer Alliance - our name until 2007).
We do not solicit donations by phone, so these solicitors are either representing another organization or they are misrepresenting us.
If you're ever uncertain about a request from a cancer organization, please call our office at 277-0960.
Looking for an on-line support group?
CancerCare Connect Education™ offers many educational workshops.
Check out our library by visiting our new on-line catalog
Calendar of events, support groups & more for March
CRCFL Support Services Guide & CRCFL Brochure