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Cancer Research Seminar (CRC/CU Collaboration)

Spring Class BIOMS 5665 (#3715) Our annual class that connects students and community members begins on Wednesday, Jan. 22. The official title is “Community-Based Cancer Research Presentations and Discussion (BIOMS5665 – #3715). Here’s a link for more information and photos from past classes. Community members do NOT need to register. Just show up for the sessions that



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



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



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

My New Years Resolutions This year I wanted to come up with just a few achievable resolutions that I could see myself maintaining in the long run. Specifically, I wanted to have more control over the times when I was eating, and what I was putting into my body. I hope this gives you some



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:                              



Water Exercise Class; Sat’s from Jan 4 to Feb 8

Start your weekend with this fun and energizing activity! #waterexerciseclass WHO: Open to anyone who has been diagnosed with cancer PLUS: Their caregivers. WHEN: Saturdays, Jan 4, 11, 18, 25, Feb 1, 8 (Session #2) WHEN: Saturdays, Feb 15, 22, 29, March 7, 14, 21 (Session #3) TIME: 9:45 -10:45am PLACE: Island Health & Fitness pool INSTRUCTOR: Judy Urban



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



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.    



#MobileMammography in our area

It’s our life saving mission and we’re bringing it to you! #mobilmammography Tuesday, November 26, from 1pm – 7pm 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:



Facebook Live

Live Streamed Videos from Living Well with Cancer Workshops 11.19.19 “How to Deal with a Cancer Diagnoses During the Holiday Season” ~ Monica Vakiner 10.15.19 “RX:Exercise“ ~ Bailey Colvin 9.17.19 “Toxin Free Cleaning with Essential Oils – Supporting each other one drop at a time” ~ Danielle Prince 8.20.19 “Making Sense of Supplements” ~ Marilee Murphy, L.Ac,



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



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



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



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 &



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



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,