Sharon Kaplan, Jyl Dowd, Bob Riter & Kerry Quinn

Excited for pancakes

Mary & Robert Leckey at the Walkathon

Tutu's at the Walkathon!

Bob Riter in the New York Times

The 20th Annual Walkathon & 5K Run was a huge success!

We had perfect weather, a great turn out, cool new features (the Event Tent & the Meet-Up Spot for Team photos, etc) and raised lots of money! The total is currently around $150,000 but more money is coming in every day. We will announce the final total in the December E-news, so keep up the good work..please help us reach our goal of $200,000!! We continue to collect donations for this event through the end of the year.

There are a limited number of T-shirts left for pre-
paid as well as for sale. Hurry down before they run out!

Here are the Race Results (including race times,
overall race winners & winners by gender/age group). Prize: $5 gift certificates from Smart Yogurt.

Click below to see Event photos by:

Roy McCarthy, Rocio Zepp, Jill Dollaway, Jyl Dowd & Friends of CRC
(and more coming in every day)! Keep checking back or follow us on Facebook. If you have photos you'd like to share, drop off a CD or flashdrive at CRCFL, or email them to

Any individual who raises $500 or more wins a tumbler hand crafted 
by Renata Wadsworth
(while supplies last). You could still qualify!

The top 5 Fundraising Teams as of Thursday at noon were:
Noon Group, Melanoma Avengers, Flock Cancer, For Mama Beth & The Almost Old Folks. They each received a $100 Pizza Party for their team.

The top 5 Fundraising Individauls as of Thursday at noon were:
Kyu Whang, Eva Conant, Joanne Turnpenny, Beth Brunelle & Kerry Quinn
They each received a $50 gift certificate from Cinemopolis.

We are so grateful and have so many people to thank for volunteering, donating and participating...stay tuned for more details coming soon!

Big props to the top fundraising team
The Noon Group.
They raised $1400, and that is just what came in BEFORE the event....stay tuned for their final tally!

BadHand, Cielle & All Sounds On Hula Hut Polynesian Dance,
IC Cheerleading
, IC Dance Team, Jeremy K Betterley,  Jerome Joyce,
Laura J. Peters, On the Floor, Pierce Walsh, Valley Harmony
and Zumba with Cynthia Henderson

Water Aerobics is BACK!

This class will wake you up and energize you for the day, incorporating cardio, toning, and stretching. The instructor, Judy Urban, is certified in Aqua Fitness with the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America. She is full of energy and enthusiasm and will get you smiling while you work out!
This class is open to anyone with cancer or a chronic illness. All levels welcome.

The six-week session begins on Saturday, November 15th 9:45-10:45. Free for Island Health & Fitness members. $30 for non-members* Preregistration is required! Sign up at the Island Health desk or call 607-277-3861.
*Scholarships available--contact Sharon at or 607-277-0960.

Quilt raffle

This beautiful quilt was pieced by Linda Bentley Parlett and donated to the Cancer Resource Center in her memory by her husband, Bob Parlett. We also acknowledge and thank Jean Lathrop who did the quilting, and Cindy Parlett who completed the work.

The quilt is currently on display at CRC and will also be displayed around town. 1 ticket for $1.00; 6 tickets for $5.00. The drawing will take place at noon on Nov. 21 at CRCFL.

We're on the news! (the story begins at 1:43)

Bob will be the guest speaker at:

Shine a Light on Lung Cancer Vigil in Waverly on Thur. Nov. 13, 5:30-7:30pm.


Our Young Adult Support Group folks enjoy their time together at the Cancer Resource Center with delicious treats....chili by Kristina and Allan and ice cream cake to celebrate their Walkathon Team success!

Cancer Research Meeting - November 12th from 5:15-6:45pm Hagan Room, Cornell Vet School

We collaborate with Cornell University in holding monthly seminars in which cancer research is presented in lay language. Most months, a doctoral student reviews a developing area of cancer research.

Everyone is welcome. We've found these meetings to be lively and fun. 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 Bob at 277-0960.

Volunteer Opportunity

Are you a people-person with good listening skills? CRC is looking for a
Reception Volunteer to help at our downtown office on Mon. or Wed. afternoons.
The work involves providing direct assistance to individuals calling or visiting CRC for support and information. Please contact Sharon Kaplan or 607-277-0960 for more info.

Activities, Telephone & Online Workshops:    

Article by Bob Riter in Brown-Dudley "“I think the way to save the world is by helping your neighbor. Do things local. It’s better to do a few simple, concrete things than just spewing rhetoric.”

A nice article just appeared in the Cornell Chronicle about our collaboration with cancer researchers.

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 November
Support Services Guide & CRCFL Brochure

Inspirational video about CRCFL by Ithaca College student Kyle Vorbach.

2 fun ways to learn about the Annual Walkathon/5K Run from the people
who participate year after year:

Radio spot by Karen Fries sharing why she participates in the Walkathon and thinks you should too!

Kyle Vorbach interviewed folks & taped key moments of last year's event that really captures the essence of the event.
Check it out, YOU might be in it!

~ CRCFL Photo Albums


Bob Riter's Recent Newspaper Columns

Bob's book now available!

Click here to view all of Bob's columns.

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