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Sponsor of the Month – Specialty Trophy & Awards

April is Volunteer Appreciation Month Sponsored by Specialty Trophy & Awards CRC has been ordering our volunteer name tags & recognition plaques from Specialty Trophy for the past 6 years. Just like us, they are a small operation with a BIG heart and excellent customer service. Please support them and all of our amazing local businesses



Supporting the CRC Community; How you can help!

Here are some ways you can help during these challenging times: Refer friends and family with cancer to us for help with financial advocacy, emotional support, and information about cancer. Share our email: info@crcfl.net Let us know if someone needs extra support during this time and our volunteers can send an e-card or make a phone call



Cancer Research Seminar Switches to Virtual Classroom

The spring class will meet virtually using the Zoom platform on Wednesday’s from 5:15 – 6:30pm. The tentative guest speaker schedule is:   April 8: No speaker scheduled April 15: Kristy Brown, PhD; Weill Cornell Medicine, “Obesity & Breast Cancer: what the science has taught us and where it’s taking us” April 22: Amelia Safi, PhD, Dept of Communication,



2020 Corporate Sponsors of the Month

January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month Sponsored by HomeLight.  Top Syracuse real estate agents (see below). Changing the face of real estate, one happy homeowner at a time. ___________________________________ The United States Congress designated January as Cervical Health Awareness Month. Nearly 13,000 women in the United States are diagnosed with cervical cancer each year, but the disease is preventable with



Sponsor of the Month – Cinemapolis

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month Sponsored by Cinemapolis Encouraging central New York residents to explore the power of film to entertain, educate, and to celebrate the human experience. _____________________________________ We know that you love the big screen… but have you BEEN screened!?!     Have you been screened for colorectal cancer? If you’re age



4/21 Virtual Workshop – Living Well with Cancer

CRC/CMC Living Well With Cancer Workshops will be live streamed until further notice. Details TBA. 4/21 – “Chemo Brain”: Challenges and Strategies” Jessica Morley, Brain Injury Association of America 5/19 –  “Grief and Faith: a Surprising Path toward Hope” Kathleen Rourke Please join us! Invite your friends, family and neighbors. Light refreshments provided. Miss a workshop? Check out



6th Annual One Funny Ithaca – POSTPONED

TBA from 7-9 pm at the Hangar Theatre 801 Taughannock Blvd. (607-273-2787) A benefit for the Cancer Resource Center, featuring local First Responders sharing the lighter side of work and life in Ithaca.  Grab a glass of wine, settle in and laugh with us as Emcee Kenneth McLaurin, and First Responders from the broader Ithaca area



Facebook Live

Live Streamed Videos from Living Well with Cancer Workshops 2.19.29 Lymphedema ~ Monica Vakiner 2. 18.20 “CBD 101” ~ Sherry Auble (click here for a link to the power point presentation) 1.21.19  Wellness Advocacy ~ Amy Puryear (Click here for a link to the power point presentation) 11.19.19 “How to Deal with a Cancer Diagnoses During the Holiday Season” ~ Monica Vakiner



CRC Cares About Families Event – POSTPONED

Please join us at the Sciencenter 601 1st St., on Saturday, TBA from 9-10am, and then stay after and play all day for free! * Also enjoy for FREE: continental breakfast book gift for families/teens prizes and best of all…. family photo courtesy of professional photographer Sheryl Sinkow! Learn how CRC can support your family when



Sponsor of the Month – Cayuga Ski & Cyclery

February Focus – Exercise! Sponsored by Cayuga Ski & Cyclery Cayuga Ski & Cyclery was established in 1999 and is locally owned and operated. They sell and service bikes, cross-country and downhill skis and accessories. ___________________________________________________________ CRC CARES ABOUT EXERCISE AND WELLNESS Research on the benefits of exercise continues to mount for improving health and for



Water Exercise Classes are CANCELLED

Classes are CANCELLED for the rest of the session. If you paid by credit card, please contact Monica at monica@crcfl.net. Island Fitness is working on the details on how to refund for the remaining classes. Be well, be safe and we will see you in the fall. Start your weekend with this fun and energizing



Sponsor of the Month – HomeLight

January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month Sponsored by HomeLight.  Top Syracuse real estate agents (see below). Changing the face of real estate, one happy homeowner at a time. ___________________________________ The United States Congress designated January as Cervical Health Awareness Month. Nearly 13,000 women in the United States are diagnosed with cervical cancer each year, but the disease is preventable with



CANCELLED-Free Wellness Classes

CRC Cares about Exercise and Wellness Research data on the benefits of exercise continues to mount for improving health and for impact on cancer survival.  At least 20 studies of people with breast, colorectal, prostate and ovarian cancer  suggested that physically active cancer survivors have a lower risk of cancer recurrence and improved survival compared



Healthy Recipes ~ By Maya Zhou

Honey Iced Tea With the seasons starting to change, causing many people to get sick, I wanted to share a healthy iced tea recipe that is also immune boosting. I personally prefer hot teas unsweetened, but I love a sweetened iced tea. The difficult part about making iced tea is figuring out how to add



End of the Year Giving

Thank you for remembering that there’s no better place to donate than your own home town…because no one should face cancer alone. From your friends at CRC! Rocio Zepp, Jyl Dowd, Marilee Murphy, Sharon Kaplan, & Monica Vakiner   Click below to:                              



12/17-20 – Escape Room FUNdraiser for CRC!

“Escape the room” by solving all the puzzles before time runs out. Tuesday-Friday at the  Cornell Vet School (Schurman Hall S1-132). Pay at the door (45 min. time slots). The whole room costs $30 and works best with 2 to 6 people. For availability, questions, special accommodations, etc, email jackie.creque@cornell.edu. Click here for more info



“Gotta Question?” #CRCQuestionOfTheMonth

April Question: “I’d love to help support people going through cancer, but I’ve never had it myself? Can I still volunteer? What’s involved?”  Our answer: Absolutely! Many of our volunteers are people who have not had cancer themselves, but are committed to helping in a variety of way. Please take a look at the volunteer



ONE HUNDRED AUTOBIOGRAPHIES: A Memoir

CRC caregiver client Stacey Lehman writes to tell us about her husband’s forthcoming book. In ONE HUNDRED AUTOBIOGRAPHIES: A Memoir, David Lehman, the well-known poet, critic and the series editor for The Best American Poetry, tells the story of his (provisionally) victorious battle to defeat bladder cancer (Cornell University Press Hardcover; October 15, 2019; $22.95). During the



All Together: Celebrating 25 Years of the CRC Community

Thursday, September 12, 2019 from 5:30-7:30pm at the Hotel Ithaca Celebrate our 25th Anniversary year with our kick-off party. Enjoy refreshments, speakers, Photo Booth, and displays highlighting CRC’s history from 1994 to the present and honor the community of care that CRC creates with their programs and services …..because no one should face cancer alone. Free admission.



Cornell Cancer Research Education Day

Join us on Saturday, Sept. 7 (10AM – 3PM) for a one day seminar on the science of cancer. Cornell graduate students and faculty will explain current and emerging research topics in lay language. Who’s invited? Everyone! We want to have a mix of community members (including those personally affected by cancer, family members, and the general



Can & Bottle Drive for CRC

Just drop off your cans & bottles at the Bottle & Can Retrieval Center and tell them to credit them to the CRC account! Address 900 W State St, Ithaca, NY 14850 Store Hours (closed 1-1:30pm) Mon-Fri 8:00am – 6:00pm Sat 8:00am – 5:00pm Sun 10:00am – 4:00pm Phone (607) 256-1879



8/7 CRC Mural Unveiling

Join us for this special mural unveiling by local artist Maryam Adib CRC 5:30-6:30pm on Wednesday, August 7th Drinks & refreshments – All welcome!   Made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New



2019 Walkathon & 5K Run Shirts

Shirts are NOT included in the registration fee, but you can order them when registering.          Shirts are $15/each.         We have a unisex crew neck style & a ladies V-neck slim cut.         CRC can set aside a shirt for 24 hours only.    



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



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