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Zumba and Entertainment

It wouldn’t be a CRC Walk & Run without performances from our much loved Entertainers, and Cynthia Henderson leading us all in a warm-up! Zumba: Go to our Facebook page at 10am, Friday, July 3rd to join us. Don’t worry if you miss the debut – a link will be available on this page & on social media all weekend.



Three Virtual Wellness Classes Starting Week of July 7th

Three Virtual Wellness Classes Starting Week of July 7th  Unless indicated otherwise, CRC’s wellness classes are open to anyone affected by cancer (including long-term survivors), and their partners/caregivers.  Classes are free of charge. Yoga with Nick Boyar returns!  Nick’s yoga class will be offered on a drop-in basis for 6 weeks on Tuesdays from 10-11am,



CRC continues to provide services & resources

We’re here for you! CRC continues to be here for our community: Staff, volunteers and peer cancer survivors are available to provide 1:1 support by phone & email, and in person (by appointment.) We are continuing to offer Support Groups online & closed Facebook Groups (see below). We can also mail or leave information for



7/21 “Introduction to Reiki” Candice Alaimo

CRC/CMC Living Well With Cancer Workshops will be live streamed on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 5:30pm until further notice. Click here to learn how to join us! 7/21 – “Introduction to Reiki” Candice Alaimo 10/20 – “Chemo Brain: Challenges and Strategies” Jessica Morley, Brain Injury Association of America Please join us! Invite your friends,



United We Stand

The CRC Board of Directors and staff acknowledge serious systemic issues of racial injustice and disparity. Our goal is to engage fully across the organization in the coming weeks and months to bring forth change and concrete action.  We look forward to sharing our work on this with you.



FREE 2019 Walkathon & 5K Run Shirts

We have more 2019 shirts leftover than we know what to do with! Email info@crcfl.net with your style (Unisex or Slim Cut) & size (XS to 2XL) and we’ll leave it on our porch for you! (Note: only 1 Large Slim Cut left) Description: Unisex (​U-neck, longer torso, longer sleeves) An unbeatable alternative to a



May Focus – Athletes & Cancer

Sponsored by ESPN Ithaca/Tompkins Weekly “Welcome to the official ESPN Facebook page, where we never get tired of talking about sports. Ever.” “Tompkins Weekly highlights the issues, people, organizations and businesses in Tompkins County. In print and online. Tompkins Weekly’s mission is to tell the stories and report the news that defines us as a



Charitable Giving Deduction for 2020

The recently passed CARES Act allows donors like you to contribute to non-profit organizations like ours and receive a taxable benefit! When you make a cash contribution to CRC, you can receive an above the line charitable deduction! In the midst of uncertainty, your giving can make an impact and provide a tax benefit to



4/19 – 4/25 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



CRC Closed Facebook Groups

How do I join a CRC Closed Facebook Group? From your News Feed: -Click Groups in the left menu. -In the search bar at the top, enter keywords for group you’re looking for. -Select the group, then click + Join Group below the cover photo. -Select whether you’d like to join as your profile or



Cancer Research Seminar Virtual Classroom

The spring class will meet virtually using the Zoom platform on Wednesday’s from 5:15 – 6:30pm.  Community members who wish to participate in classes should send an email to Bob Riter at RNR45@cornell.edu for login information. The tentative guest speaker schedule is TBA Community members who wish to participate in classes should send an email to Bob Riter at RNR45@cornell.edu



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



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



Healthy Recipes ~ By Maya Zhou

Refreshing Summer Smoothie I wanted to share one of my favorite refreshing summer smoothie recipes that I came up with while at Cornell. I make these all the time for my family, and I hope you will enjoy them too! Serve in a glass, as a smoothie bowl topped with nuts, seeds, and fruit, or freeze



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



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



Living Well with Cancer Workshop Videos

Flickr: 6.16.20 “Women Thriving Through Exercise” ~ Bailey Kline Facebook Live: 2.19.20 “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



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



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:                              



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



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



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



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 &



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