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Volunteers Scott Dolphin – Run Way & Food Coordinator Joey Steinhagen – MC/Host Kitchen Theatre – Venue & Support Sherron Brown – Photographer Sandy Swayze-Arbonne – Make up Sarah Brewer – Bio’s Music Aloja Airewele _ Drums Alejandro Bernard – Keyboard Burns & Kristy – “So Many Angels“ Treats Ba-Li Cravings Collegetown Bagels Patitucci’s Cucina Rulloff’s Restaurant



Your doctor can’t read your mind

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In the cancer world, patients often differ on what they want to hear from their doctors. Here are some examples: Some patients want to know – in detail – the various pros and cons of every treatment option, while other patients just want to know what the doctor thinks is best. Some patients want to



Sandra Steingraber speaking tonight at Cornell

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Internationally recognized scientist, poet, and advocate Sandra Steingraber will be presenting on “The environment and cancer: Political engagement by academic scientists.” Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 6:00pm*,146 Stocking Hall*, Cornell University *Note that this seminar is at a different time and place than normal for the series. (Stocking Hall is the home of the Cornell Dairy



Fashion Show donors

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Please thank our generous donors with your business! Benjamin Peters Bev & Co Breathe Cornell Store Kate Nutter-Lamarre-Woolen Moss Laser & Brewer Laura Nelkin Designs Mary Durham Boutique Narrative Space One World Market Petrune Sew Green Sundries Thrive Toko Imports Trader K’s Vintage Industry Willow



Silent Auction donors

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Please thank our generous donors with your business! Agava Boatyard Grill Cindy Getchonis Cinemapolis Damiani Winery Der Rosenmeister Nursery Dolce Delight Double E Gardens East Hill Flying Club Salon Esperanza Moscato & Associates Ed Thomas Emmy’s Organics F. Oliver’s Fall Creek Upholstery Finger Lakes Acupuncture Associates Fox Run Vineyard Frog’s Way B&B Knot So Dowdy Krystal



Nice people abound in the cancer world

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One of the volunteers at the Cancer Resource Center recently said to me, “Every person I meet with cancer is nice.” It’s an interesting observation and one that other volunteers have made as well. I’ve been in the cancer world for more than 20 years and I think it’s generally true. Not because nice people



Bob’s Medical Adventure

I wanted to share some information about my health since it prompted my decision to step aside as CRC’s Executive Director. At heart, I’m a health educator, so it comes naturally for me to talk about these things. What I’m dealing with now is not cancer-related. Instead, it’s a rare condition – much rarer than



Good care is a partnership between patient and doctor

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I spend much of my time helping seriously ill patients navigate the health care system. As a result, I’m constantly talking with patients about their interactions with doctors and other health professionals. Although each encounter is unique, I’m increasingly aware of some universal truths that contribute to good patient-doctor encounters. Not surprisingly, good encounters require



New Year’s resolution #1….Volunteer for CRC!

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Check out the exciting opportunities below…….  Medical Supplies Coordinator  Every now and then, people donate medical supplies to CRC- nutritional supplement, colostomy bags, pumps, etc. We’re looking for  someone to organize the redistribution of these supplies to folks who need them.  Client Support at Cayuga Medical Center  Provides direct assistance to patients and their families/caregivers



Eagles Club Chicken BBQ

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Tickets for BBQ and shirts now on sale at CRC! Saturday April 1, 2017 from Noon-4pm* 161 Cecil Malone Dr, Ithaca $10 (includes chicken, salt potatoes, beans & a roll) (*Must pick up chicken dinner by 5pm) 7:00-11pm  The Dean Goble Band Bake sale, cake wheel, baskets to win, 50/50 raffle, and more! Join our



Community Celebration and Multicultural Fashion Show

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Including a silent auction, musical guests, food, drinks & more! Sunday April 9, 2017 4:00pm at the Kitchen Theatre Join us in celebrating the strength, beauty, and diversity of cancer survivors while creating community support & awareness of the work of CRCFL. To purchase tickets ($25/each): gvgb.co/CommunityCelebration17 Click here to see: Bio’s of our Models, our Silent



Clinical trials and cancer

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People diagnosed with cancer often wonder if they should participate in a clinical trial. When someone asks for my opinion, I begin by saying that clinical trials are essential for the advancement of medicine. For example, one clinical trial found that women with early-stage breast cancer did just as well after a lumpectomy (followed by



Donating hair

We often receive calls from individuals who wish to donate hair that can be made into wigs for people with cancer or other types of hair loss. We’ve pulled together information about some of the best-known organizations that accept donations and some articles that might be of interest. Lather, Rinse, Donate (New York Times) I’ve



When your partner is in denial about cancer

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I recently spoke with a woman who was stressed because her husband has cancer and he seemed to be in denial over the seriousness of his situation. What was especially upsetting to her was that he didn’t want to address any end of life issues like drafting a will. I’ve been mulling this over ever



2nd Annual Oncology Teaching Day

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February 24, 2017 Coltivare 235 S. Cayuga St. Ithaca, NY 14850 Clinical Approaches to Care of the Oncology Patient Students $35 • CMC Employees $45 • All Others $55 Registration is required. Please register online at: http://www.cayugamed.org/CCevent.cfm For more info: Deborah Danko, RN, OCN at ddanko@cayugamed.org • (607) 252-3937 This program has been approved for



A field guide to family members of cancer patients

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There are a variety of styles that spouses and other close family members adopt to help a family member with cancer. Here are several negative styles that I’ve observed through the years as well as the style that is most likely to be helpful. Combatants are always looking to pick a fight, often with doctors



Parking lot moments after a cancer diagnosis

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You’re initially stunned when you hear the words, “You have cancer.” Your brain freezes and things are a blur for at least a few minutes. A friend recently asked me what went through my mind once the initial numbness began to fade. For me, this was when I had checked out of the doctor’s office



CRC/CMC Living Well with Cancer Workshop

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Please join us on Tuesday, Jan. 17 at CRC from 5:30-7pm for a presentation by Sadie Hayes on “Acupuncture and Symptom Management.” Sadie trained at Memorial Sloan Kettering Integrative Medicine Service and currently offers acupuncture at Sweet Fern Studios here in Ithaca. This workshop meets on the 3rd Tuesday of each month and is open to the public (no



Water Exercise Class returns!

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Start your weekend with this fun and energizing activity! WHO: Open to anyone who has been diagnosed with cancer and caregivers. WHEN: Saturdays, Feb. 18 through March 25, 2017 TIME: 9:45-10:45 am PLACE: Island Health & Fitness pool INSTRUCTOR: Judy Urban FEE: $30** for the 6-week session (not pro-rated for each class) –   FREE for



Cancer and the holidays

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The first few months of living with cancer are weird. What seems especially unsettling is that life goes on normally around you, but YOU HAVE CANCER. Your life is suddenly different but everyone else is carrying on like they always do. This sensation is even more intense during the holiday season. There are traditions and



Tumors are more complicated than we thought

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Mark Your Calendars: Cancer Research Seminar Tumors are more complicated than we thought: Can chemotherapy evolve with our evolving understanding of tumor biology? Presented by Nithya Kartha. Wed., Dec. 14, 5:30 – 7pm, Cornell, Morrison Hall, Room 348. (At the corner of Tower Rd. and Judd Falls Rd.). There’s free public parking across the street.



Join us at the Community MatchUp!

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Sunday, December 11th from 2-5pm at The Space at GreenStar Discription of event: Join us for a MatchUp event to connect community members and organizations (nonprofits and agencies). If you have felt the pull to get involved and ensure a vibrant, resilient, and inclusive community, but aren’t sure where to start, let this be your



Teddy Bear Toss

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Cornell Men’s Hockey Team fundraiser Sat. Dec. 3rd 7pm at Lynah Rink (Purchase tickets here) Cornell vs. Miami $10 a Bear Throw on the ice after the game! Bears signed by your favorite Cornell players! Proceeds will be donated to Franziska Racker Center and Cancer Resource Center. Bears will be donated to Cops, Kids and Toys.



Value your own story

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I recently spoke with a group in Binghamton, NY about coping with and communicating about cancer. One attendee suggested that I add the importance of valuing our individual cancer stories. What a terrific idea. Each person who’s been through cancer (either as a patient or a caretaker) has a unique story. For many of us,



How faith communities serve those with cancer

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I recently had the good fortune of attending a couple of church services in rural communities near Ithaca in order to speak about the work of the Cancer Resource Center. It reminded me that churches, synagogues, mosques, and other faith communities are often the primary sources of support for people going through cancer. And, as