"Pink the Rink" Fundraiser

The Cornell Men’s Hockey team & GOPiNK co-sponsored the event, which raised over $25,000!

"One Funny Ithaca Story"

Volunteers: Cindy Getchonis, Casey Keller & Jyl Dowd

Hospital Volunteers


Sharon Kaplan, Jyl Dowd, Bob Riter & Kerry Quinn

Monthly Activity Calendar for April

Men's Adventure Day

Sunday afternoon, May 19, 2015. We're going to a Binghamton Mets baseball game!
It's a beautiful stadium and we'll be in a luxury box.

This is a terrific opportunity to meet other men from our community who have or have had cancer.

We'll meet in Ithaca at 11:15 am and take a bus to the stadium.

Thanks to generous support from CFCU, the cost is only $10 per participant. To reserve a spot or for more information, contact Bob Riter at bob@crcfl.net or 277-0960.

Third Tuesday Gathering

We've had requests for a new type of gathering - one that's open to men AND women with all types and at any stage of cancer, and open to caregivers and family members as well.

In response, we've created the "Third Tuesday Gathering" that will take place, not surprisingly, the third Tuesday of each month from 5:30-7:00 pm at CRCFL.

This is not a formal support group. Instead, it's an informal chance to meet others, hear occasional speakers, and be part of a community. Topics will be scheduled based on the interest of attendees.

The first gathering takes place on April 21. Please come and help shape this new adventure. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, please contact Monica Vakiner at 277-0960 or monica@crcfl.net.

The Angel Fund

The Cancer Resource Center of the Finger Lakes is
honored to have established the Angel Fund in memory of
Miguel Ángel Balsa Marín.

This fund is used to provide direct cash assistance to individuals with cancer in our community who have a specific immediate financial need. We've created a special campaign in support of this fund during the month of March. Please click here to read more about Miguel & the fund that was created in his memory.

April is National Volunteer Month 

CRC volunteers are the backbone of our organization and we rely on their support in so many ways. From the bottom of our hearts, we want to thank them for their service!

Please take a minute to comment on our Facebook page
about how one of our volunteers made a difference in your life.

Advanced Breast Cancer: Tools for the Journey of
Living with Metastatic Breast Cancer

Friday, April 24, 2015 in Rochester

The Breast Cancer Coalition of Rochester organizes a terrific spring seminar that focuses on metastatic breast cancer. Some of us from the Cancer Resource Center always attend and we'd be happy to have you car pool with us.

Click here for details about the seminar, and contact Bob Riter if you'd like a ride.

Monthly Cancer Research Meeting

Lyndaker & Tim Pierpont of the Weiss Lab at Cornell will present
"Cancer Stem Cells." (Cancer stem cells are a hot topic in cancer research these days!)

Wednesday May 13 from 5:15-6:45pm, Cornell Vet School Hagan RoomAmy

Everyone is welcome. Researchers, students, clients, and members of the public all attend on a regular basis. If you'd like a ride from CRC to Cornell, call 277-0960.

'Flair on Ice'

A huge thank you to Jaclyn Saksa (pictured at right) and members of the Ithaca College Figure Skating Group, Cornell Figure Skating, Cornell Synchro team & other local skaters for their terrific event which raised more than $1000 for the Cancer Resource Center.

Not only were all of the spectators treated to a magnificent show, but the event raised $1000 for the Cancer Resource Center.

The Second Annual CRC President's Cup Golf Tournament

Friday, July 17 at 9am (Registration begins at 8am)
Go to: gvgb.co/CRCFLgolftournament to learn more!
Click here to download a registration form.

The 21st Annual Walkathon & 5K Run
Sat. Oct. 24 at 10am at Cass Park.

Lots of Ways to Give to CRCFL

It's easy to donate to us online through:
Network for Good
, Paypal, Amazon Smile,
Goodshop, Goodsearch
or Ebay Giving Works.
We're proud that all donations to CRC remain
here in our community.

Do you have a life celebration ahead but feel like you already have enough "stuff"? Would you rather help out a good cause?

Why not suggest that people make a contribution to the Cancer Resource Center in honor of your birthday, anniversary, wedding, graduation, or other milestone? You can also ask friends to donate in memory of a
loved one in your honor.

We'll thank them & let you know that they donated in your honor. We're also happy to provide you with brochures, etc. to send out with the invitations to your event.

And they'll even get a tax deduction. Everyone wins!

Activities, Telephone & Online Workshops:    

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
Support Services Guide & CRCFL Brochure

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Bob Riter's Recent Newspaper Columns

Bob's book now available!

Click here to view all of Bob's columns.

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