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Demolition Derby!

Yesterday Sherman Inman and his wonderful family came to CRC with an exciting proposition! He is going to enter his car in honor of CRC into the Figure 8 Race at 7pm on Friday 8/23 & then the Demolition Derby at 8pm on Saturday 8/24 at the Trumansburg Fair!   But first things first! He is



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



IC Wellness & Cancer Survivorship Program

The physical therapy and exercise science departments at Ithaca College are teaming up to conduct a research project called the Wellness and Cancer Survivorship Program. The program will offer a free fitness membership and a supportive and individualize exercise program to cancer survivors for the fall semester at the Ithaca College Wellness Clinic beginning in



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

Click here to check out our new Walkathon & 5K Run website!! Download a Corporate Sponsorship form Download a Registration form Download a Donation form Register, Donate, Start or Join a Team Just want an event T-shirt? Click here!           Questions?  Contact Jyl Dowd at jyl@crcfl.net



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



9/19 An Evening of Remembrance

Join us as we remember our loved ones lost to cancer. A program of remembrance, live music, and sharing of memories. We will end the evening by lighting candles in memory of our loved ones. If you would like to share a memory, RSVP to monica@crcfl.net Rain or Shine. Like, share & join our Facebook



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.    



9/24 #MobileMammography

It’s our life saving mission and we’re bringing it to you! #mobilmammography Dates: 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: (607)



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, Jyl’s 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.



8/20 Marilee Murphy: Making Sense of Supplements

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.) Parking available in the Elmira Savings Bank parking lot. Outside speakers will present various health-related topics including wellness and complementary medicine. For people dealing with any stage of cancer & their caregivers. NEXT UP: Marilee Murphy,



Facebook Live

Live Streamed Videos from Living Well with Cancer Workshops 4.30.19 “Lymphedema” ~ Alison Howe, PT 6.18.19 “How to Live in the Present Moment” ~ Daniella Hess from YogaFarm 7.16.19 “Forgiveness,Healing, and Hands On Loving Kindness” ~ Daniella Hess & Jeannie O’Neil from YogaFarm



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



#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



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,



CRC 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