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6/12, 18, & 19 Colorectal Take Home Test

Screening and Prevention Three Days in June at two Farmers Market locations: DeWitt Park, Cayuga St. and E. Buffalo St. Tuesday: June 18, 2019 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. East Hill Plaza, 380 Pine Tree Rd. Wednesday: June 12 and June 19, 2019 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. The Cayuga Cancer Center invites you to visit their table



6/12 #GivingIsGorges

One day dedicated to philanthropy in Tompkins County and surrounding areas. The Cancer Resource Center isn’t part of some big national organization. We don’t do research and we won’t find a cure for cancer, but what we can do is make life easier and less scary for those who have cancer.   We’re a local



6/18 “How to Live in the Present Moment”

CRC/CMC Living Well With Cancer Workshops: Meets the 3rd Tuesday of each month from 5:30-7:00 pm at CRCFL (unless otherwise noted.) Outside speakers will present various health-related topics including wellness and complementary medicine. For people dealing with any stage of cancer & their caregivers. Please join us! Invite your friends, family and neighbors. Light refreshments provided.



6/28 Men’s Adventure Day

Boating on Cayuga Lake A modified Floating Classroom Adventure Friday, June 28,  9:30am – 11:30am Open to men who have or have had cancer. Provided free of charge thanks to support from CFCU. For more information or to register contact Bob Riter at rnr45@cornell.edu.​  



9/12 CRCFL 25th Anniversary Celebration

SAVE THE DATE!! Thursday, September 12, 2019 from 5:30-7:30pm at the Hotel Ithaca All are invited to help us celebrate! Join the Cancer Resource Center for appetizers, speakers, and displays highlighting our history beginning with our founders in 1994 to the present. We’ll be celebrating 25 years of free services to the community …..because no one



We’d like your feedback!

We like to have feedback so we can improve our services. We have prepared a series of very short surveys, please visit the links below relating to the services that you have used. Multi-Services Assistance at the CRCFL office CRC staff and volunteers at Cayuga Medical Center The Boutique Support Groups If you prefer to



5/30 Join us in the Ithaca Festival Parade!

Be a part of CRC in the Ithaca Festival Parade Thursday, May 30 from 6-8pm (meet at 5pm) We will have a flat bed trailer with chairs so you don’t have to walk! Please RSVP to Leon Ginenthal at derrosenmeister@gmail.com so he has a sense of how many folks will be participating. You are welcome to join



7/23 #MobileMammography

It’s our life saving mission and we’re bringing it to you! #mobilmammography Dates: 7/23, 9/24, 11/26 11am – 5pm Ithaca Free Clinic 521 W. Seneca St.,  Ithaca, NY We will be providing digital screening mammograms with 3D technology for women 35 years and older: To schedule an appointment, and preregister, please call: Lourdes Hospital Central Scheduling:



#CancerResearchSeminar

May 2019: Seminars will resume in the Fall Wednesday’s from 5:15 – 6:30pm, Cornell campus in Vet School Classroom 6 (Free parking across the street after 5pm). These seminars are an on-going collaboration between CRC & cancer researchers at Cornell. The presentations are in lay language and questions are encouraged. Please visit our website for more details



CRC Announces New Executive Director

The Board of Directors and Staff of the Cancer Resource Center are pleased and excited to announce the appointment of Marilee Murphy as the new Executive Director.   Marilee is a long standing resident of Ithaca and brings a strong background in health care and organizational  leadership.  She holds bachelor’s degrees in nutrition from Cornell  University, and in nursing from Binghamton



4/7 – 4/13 is National Volunteer Week

CRC volunteers are the foundation of our organization. They provide support to clients and staff in countless ways: visiting with patients at CMC, providing rides to doctor appointments, helping staff in the office, organizing events, and so much more! We truly couldn’t do our work without their support. Learn more about our many volunteer opportunities



10/5 The 25th Annual Walkathon & 5K Run

Corporate Sponsorship Opportunities!! Click here to download a Corporate Sponsorship form, or call Jyl Dowd at 607-277-0960 Cass Park, Ithaca Day of event schedule: 8:30-9:45 Registration/Bib & shirt pick up/Donation drop off 9:45 Zumba Warm-up 10:00 Walk & 5K Run begin 10:30 Pancake breakfast (free) 11:15 Announce race winners & prizes (approximate time) Quilt raffle



Gall Bladder & Bile Duct Cancers

  Gall Bladder Cancer Good Sources of Information National Cancer Institute: Gall Bladder Cancer Medline Plus: Gall Bladder Cancer American Cancer Society: Gall Bladder Cancer MacMillan Cancer Support (Great Britain): Gall Bladder Cancer Bile Duct Cancer (Cholangiocarcinoma) Good Sources of Information National Cancer Institute: Bile Duct Cancer Medline Plus: Bile Duct Cancer MacMillan Cancer Support (Great Britain): Bile Duct Cancer American Cancer



Upcoming CRC Fundraisers!

Dear Friends of CRC, 100% of the proceeds for all of these upcoming fundraisers go to CRC  (except the last one 🙂   So please help us spread the word! Some ways you can help are: you can forward this email, hang the poster, share  the poster on Facebook, sign up/share the Facebook event pages, etc….and most of all, join us, and



Cornell and the Campus-to-Campus Bus

In Recognition and Appreciation of Cornell & the Campus-to-Campus Bus Cornell is such a big presence in our community that it’s easy to overlook how often it contributes to the well-being of those who live here. For the past several years, Cornell has quietly assisted thousands of area residents with cancer by providing free transportation to &



3/31 – 5th Annual One Funny Ithaca Story: “Houses of Worship” Edition

March 31, 2019 from 2 – 3:30pm First Congregational Church – 309 Highland Rd., Ithaca. Tickets can be purchased at gvgb.co/funnyithaca19 for $25/each. Thousands of area residents have connections with a local house of worship, and appreciate the important leadership and missions that are part of daily life. This work often includes support for local cancer patients and



New Cornell Cancer Support Group

The Cancer Resource Center and Cornell Work/Life are beginning a monthly support group for members of the Cornell community who have or have had cancer.   Faculty, staff, students, and retirees who have been diagnosed with cancer are welcome. It’s an opportunity to meet one another, create a community of support, and learn about the resources available on campus and



Powerful Tools for Caregivers begins 3/21

Feeling stressed and overwhelmed? Register now for one of the 6-week sessions beginning March 21. The classes will help you develop tools and coping skills to assist you in managing the many challenges associated with care-giving, connect with resources, communicate more effectively, and learn to take care of yourself while caring for your loved one. For more information or



Cancer Research Seminar (CRC/CU Collaboration)

Website We’re happy to unveil our new Website  & Facebook page! There are sections targeted to community members and students, and one that encourages the development of partnerships in other communities. There’s also a twitter feed that highlights news that we think will be of interest to cancer researchers and the patient community. We”ll continue to add new content. In particular, we want



Volunteers Needed! #VolunteersRock

VOLUNTEER with CRC………..it’s a win-win for everyone! YOU – improve your mental & physical health CLIENTS – know they don’t have to face cancer alone Volunteering is not just about making a difference in the lives of others, but also helps you feel good about doing good. Contact Sharon Kaplan, Director of Volunteers at sharon@crcfl.net,



CRC Lending Library

We have reference books you can use here at the center, an extensive lending library, and a limited number of cd’s. Categories of books and cd’s for lending include: cancer in general, breast and other cancers, complementary/alternative medicines, side effects, nutrition, caregiving, mind and body, biographical, social/environmental/political, exercise and relaxation, end of life, humor and



My Cancer

It came without a warning. It rang through my mind like a giant gong Announcing the entrance of a mighty royal person Or the beginning of an era. It shattered the comforting tranquility That clothed my aging body, Already aching from the daily tasks Of staying alive. It startled me. I was first angered by



Estate Planning at Cornell Law School

Cornell Law School is pleased to announce the return of our Estate Planning Practicum in the Spring of 2019.  As in the past, the course will assist those who do not have access to an estate planning attorney and will provide clients with a basic estate plan that includes a last will and testament, a living will,



CRCFL Groups

The Cancer Resource Center of the Finger Lakes offers many support groups, educational groups and wellness groups year round. We also collaborate with other organizations to offer a variety of services (examples; the Cayuga Medical Center, Island Fitness, Cornell University, and more.)          



Thank you to our fabulous entertainers!

We get so many compliments about the entertainment on the course, we just can’t thank them enough!   Click here to see some pictures of them in action!   Absolute A Cappella Anna Banana BadHand Ben Hogben Cornell Ukulele Club Crossroads the Clown Cornell Gymnastics Team HBOMB Karaoke Nurse IC Dance Team IC Gymnastics Team



Advocacy Center Partnership

October is both Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Domestic Violence Awareness Month. CRC, and the Advocacy Center of Tompkins County are partnering so you don’t have to choose between these important issues that impact the health of our community.  Share this to spread awareness. #BCAM #DVAM #HealthyTompkins



Pink Badges for Breast Cancer Awareness

​October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, so the officers from the University Police Department will be wearing pink badge pins as part of their uniform to raise awareness. Last year, the department began participating in “No Shave November” to help raise awareness for cancer by growing out their facial hair during the month of November.



Biden Community Cancer Summit in Ithaca

The Cancer Resource Center and cancer researchers from Cornell University joined forces on Friday, September 21, 2018 to host a Biden Cancer Community Summit in Ithaca. Three sessions were held throughout the day, each bringing Cornell researchers into the community to share their knowledge with individuals personally affected by cancer and the general public. Faculty