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A group of nine women (Joan Adler, Meg Ambry, Ned Asta, Andi Gladstone, Jackie Livingston, Nancy Lazarus, Anne McLaughlin, Ba Stopha, and Annie Wilson) began planning what would become the Ithaca Breast Cancer Alliance (IBCA).
Shindig 1 was held at Common Ground in December, raising $800.
IBCA became an organized, non-profit corporation.
First support group.
Resource Center opened at 706 W. Green Street.
First Walkathon raised $4,035.
First Tompkins County Quilters Guild benefit auction, "Quilted with Care," raised $27,000.
Office moved to Women's Community Building.
Resource Center open three afternoons a week.
Drop-in support group established.
Tompkins County Quilters Guild holds benefit auction of 161 quilts, raising $28,000.
Resource Center hours expanded to five days a week.
The first "Plants for Life" sale sponsored by Ithaca Area Gardeners raised $12,000.
Andi Gladstone, founder and long-time leader of IBCA, steps down to become Director of NYS Breast Cancer Network, and Christine Sanchirico appointed executive director.
"Power Play for Prevention" begun by Sam Paolini of the Cornell Men's Hockey Team with the support of Tompkins Trust Company.
Lower literacy breast cancer brochures developed in collaboration with Literacy Volunteers of Tompkins County.
First edition of IBCA E-News goes out to 50 readers.
Workshop on counseling persons with cancer held for area mental health professionals.
A video on the founding of IBCA is produced by Baseema Banoo with a grant from the Ithaca Downtown Business Women.
IBCA receives $50,500 grant from Community Health Foundation of Central and Western New York to assess and re-charge IBCA's volunteer program.
IBCA staff members attend two-day training offered by the San Francisco-based Shanti National Training Institute to work on improving outreach and utilization of volunteers. IBCA is one of two breast cancer organizations in the United States selected to receive this federally-financed training.
IBCA video, Because no one should face breast cancer alone, created by volunteers Baseema and Ward Krkoska, wins National Public Access Award.
"I need to take a month off: Cancer and your job," a workshop is offered for clients who have problems getting and keeping employment due to illness.
Hester Hill Schnipper, Chief of Social Work Oncology at Boston's Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, returns to Ithaca to present a workshop for mental health professionals on "Facing the tiger together: Working with women with advanced cancer."
IBCA's first corporate campaign, chaired by Steve Garner, President and CEO of Tompkins Trust Company, raises more than $60,000.
A six-session education series is offered in collaboration with Hospicare & Palliative Care Services.
A grant from the NYS Department of Health begins a pilot program by which assistance is provided to Cayuga Medical Center patients at the hospital.
Mission expands to include gynecologic cancers and surrounding counties.
IBCA purchases 612 West State Street to serve as permanent home.
IBCA's new home is renovated with considerable assistance from local labor unions and support from local businesses.
IBCA moves into its new home on January 30, 2007.
Friday noon group for women begins.
Name changed to the Cancer Resource Center of the Finger Lakes to reflect our service to everyone affected by cancer.
Cancer screening offered to the uninsured and underinsured through the Cancer Services Program.
Ithaca Garden Club installs Victorian Garden.
First yoga class.
First water therapy class.
Bob Riter appointed Executive Director of Cancer Resource Center of the Finger Lakes.
Lynda Myers Interior Design event"10 Steps to a Perfect Room" held at the Lake Watch Inn to benefit CRCFL.
Strength in Numbers renamed "Walkathon & 5K Run" and raises over $100,000 for CRCFL.
Men's Breakfast Club begins.
CRCFL writes "'Now What?' Life After Cancer Treatment" guide to survivorship.
First Young Adult Support Group.
CRCFL launches online discussion board for the sharing of information and support electronically.
Executive Director Bob Riter publishes, "The Elephant in the Room: Practical Advice When the Diagnosis is Cancer."
Thursday evening group for women begins.