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Easy Living Hats October Fundraiser

Easy Living Hats is teaming up with CRC for Breast Cancer Awareness Month! For the entire month of October, Olivia Royale will be: – donating 10% of her sales to CRC – donating beautiful wide brim hats for Fall/Winter to The Boutique – offering free photoshoots to women in Easy Living Hats (Contact: easylivinghats@gmail.com)  



October Sock Fundraiser!

Two Groton businesses will kick-off Breast Cancer Awareness Month with a sock fundraiser available in different pink combinations, which can be purchased at: Brittany Station Hallmark & Gifts, 152 Main St. Groton, 607-898-4994 Brandi’s Tastefully Simple at blb2017ts@gmail.com In recognition and in memory of all women who fight or fought breast cancer, these businesses are selling special breast



Pink Badges for Breast Cancer Awareness

​October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, so the officers from the University Police Department will be wearing pink badge pins as part of their uniform to raise awareness. Last year, the department began participating in “No Shave November” to help raise awareness for cancer by growing out their facial hair during the month of November.



Biden Community Cancer Summit in Ithaca

The Cancer Resource Center and cancer researchers from Cornell University joined forces on Friday, September 21, 2018 to host a Biden Cancer Community Summit in Ithaca. Three sessions were held throughout the day, each bringing Cornell researchers into the community to share their knowledge with individuals personally affected by cancer and the general public. Faculty



Cornell Cancer Partnership – Fall 2018

Here’s an update on our Fall Activities, I’ve outlined our monthly seminars for the rest of the semester, including the session in which cancer patients, survivors, and loved ones share their experiences with students. Suggestions and comments are always welcome! (Email Bob) ************* How does Research Happen?  Wednesday, Nov. 7, 5:15 – 6:30 (Location TBA)



#LWWC 10/16 – Rachael Bush: Healing & Prevention- An intro to Ayurveda

Outside speakers will present various health-related topics including wellness and complementary medicine. For people dealing with any stage of cancer & their caregivers. Light refreshments provided. CRC/CMC Living Well With Cancer Workshop: Meets the 3rd Tuesday of each month from 5:30-7:00 pm at CRCFL. CMC/CRC Living Well with Cancer Workshop: Meets the 2nd Thursday of the



Mobile Mammography 11/27

It’s our life saving mission and we’re bringing it to you! #mobilmammography 2018: (9/25 CANCELLED!) 11/27 2019: 1/22, 3/26, 5/21, 7/23, 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



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 & Cancer Survivorship Program that will offer a free fitness membership to cancer survivors for the fall semester at the IC Wellness Clinic. We are looking for individuals who have had a diagnosis of



Red’s Goes Pink in October!

Wear pink when you visit Red’s Place in October & they will donate 10% of your food bill to us! You do not need to ask for, or say anything…. just wear PINK!  This is the fifth year that Red’s Place has organized this event, and we are truly thrilled to be collaborating with them



Powerful Tools for Caregivers begins 9/5

Feeling stressed and overwhelmed? Register now for one of the 6-week sessions beginning September 5th (our very own Fran Spadafora Manzella is co-facilitating at the McGraw House series). 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



Coalition for Families 8/16

Please join us for our monthly meeting of Coalition for Families! Guest Speakers Fran Manzella & Monica Vakiner presenting: “Supporting Families Affected by Cancer” Come learn about “CRC Cares about Kids”, resources available to help families and helpful things to say and do Thursday, August 16th, 2018 Meeting time: 8:30-9:30am Networking time: 9:30am-10:00am Tompkins County Cooperative Extension –



The Great Ithaca Bake-Off 9/15

Get out your measuring cups and put on your apron, it’s time to warm up your competitive baking skills! In conjunction with Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport’s Airport Day, Ithaca Sunrise Rotary is hosting our first Great Ithaca Bake-Off! Local professional bakers will bring samples of their treats–cakes, cookies/brownies, pies–and will be judged by a panel



Kelley Mark (founder of #KnitWithCare) receives award

Interview by the  Maribel Garcia Community Spirit Fund Get to know 2018 MGCSF Awardee Kelley Mark! Kelley sat down with us to answer some questions about her background, her future goals, and why she created Knit With Care. And don’t miss the adorable rainbow teddy bear she made for a member of the group! MGCSF: Please tell us about



National Cancer Survivors Day – June 3

A survivor is anyone living with a history of cancer – from the moment of diagnosis through the remainder of life. National Cancer Survivors Day® is an opportunity for your community to demonstrate that it has an active, productive cancer survivor population and to bring awareness to the challenges they face during and after treatment.



Some examples of how your money was used in 2017:

We provided information and general support to over 3,500 individuals. We reserved 452 rides to and from NYC through Cornell’s Campus to Campus bus. We provided financial advocacy and assistance to 194 individuals. We facilitated nine support groups that met 141 times. Volunteers and staff provided roughly 2,800 hours of support to cancer patients at



Walk with us in the Ithaca Festival Parade!

The Cancer Resource Center will be marching in the Ithaca Festival Parade! We are looking for a group of cancer survivors & friends to walk with us as we show pride in ourselves & our community. The parade starts at 6:30pm Friday, June 1 and marches down Cayuga St. If you would like to join us, please



Skin Cancers

More people are diagnosed with skin cancer each year in the U.S. than all other cancers combined. By age 70, one in five people are expected to develop skin cancer, according to the Skin Cancer Foundation. All skin cancers start in the cells of the skin. It occurs when there are mutations in the DNA of



Bladder Cancer

Information from the American Cancer Society states that bladder cancer occurs when cells in the bladder start growing uncontrollably and eventually create a tumor or spread to other areas. The most common type of bladder cancer is called urothelial carcinoma, or transitional cell carcinoma (TCC). This cancer begins in the urothelial cells that line the bladder and other



Brain Cancer

A brain tumor occurs when there is a growth of abnormal cells in the tissues of the brain. The American Brain Tumor Associationreports that nearly 80,000 new cases of primary brain tumors are expected to be diagnosed this year. Tumors are known for interrupting normal activity like thinking, speaking, moving and breathing. Some are cancerous (malignant),



“Gotta Question?” #CRCQuestionOfTheMonth

September Question: “I am currently in the middle of chemotherapy treatment. I am starting to experience side effects, especially dry and tight skin, fatigue, some hair loss, nausea, etc. Can you help?” Our answer: What you are experiencing is not uncommon. We urge you to share what you are going through with your oncologist and



May the Fourth Be With You…..

A BunRaiser for CRC in honor of Star Wars Day Show your support for CRC by donating in the name of your favored updo: Leia’s twin side buns or Rey’s triple back buns.   You can donate online or with coins, cash, or check in person via the admin offices in the Vet Research Tower at Cornell (T2‐006, T4‐018,



“A Time for You” Caregiver Celebration!

Saturday, June 9th, 2018 from 1-4:00pm Tompkins County Office for the Aging 214 W. Martin Luther King Jr./State St., Ithaca Come join us for a celebration of all Caregivers- family members, friends, and all loved ones! Music, poetry, chair massages, mindfulness/yoga and other wellness topics and activities, and info tables! Light refreshments will be served.



Cancer Research Seminar (CRC/Cornell Collaboration)

Meets Wednesdays from 5:15-6:30pm* Cornell University in Warren Hall, Room 101 Click here for some background. Join with Cornell doctoral students engaged in cancer research and those directly touched by cancer for a discussion about the science of cancer (presented in lay language). Open to the public. Light refreshments provided. *Follows academic calendar; For more information and/or to



April is Testicular Cancer Month

Testicular cancer is the most common cancer in men aged 15-34.  The National Cancer Institute provides the following information about testicular cancer: Testicular cancer occurs when healthy cells in the testicles change and grow out of control, creating a tumor.  Most types of testicular cancer develop from germ cell tumors, or tumors that develop in the sperm-producing



April is Head & Neck Cancer Month

The following information about head & neck cancers is taken from the National Cancer Institute.   Head & neck cancers account for approximately 4% of cancer diagnosis.  Head & neck cancers are more often diagnosed in men, and in adults over the age of 50. Cancers known collectively as head & neck usually begin in the cells that line the



Pop-Up Pub Downtown

Thursday, May 3 from 5-6:30pm Ithaca Marriott – 120 S. Aurora St., Ithaca $5 of every “Blue Bomber” signature drink sold at the Pop-Up Pub Downtown will be donated to the Cancer Resource Center of the Finger Lakes. Please click here to learn more, and to RSVP!   Ithaca College and the Marriott aim to merge



National Minority Cancer Awareness Week April 8-16

This week we recognize how health disparities affect minority groups and under-served populations. Minority groups are disproportionately affected by cancer. Eliminating health disparities for minorities starts with awareness. Learn more from the Center for Disease Control & Prevention. African Americans have the highest incidence rates of colorectal cancer of any racial or ethnic group, according to the American



2nd Annual CRC Fundraiser Dinner

Sunday, May 6 from 11:30am through 9:00pm 719-25 S. Meadow St., Ithaca Please join the CRC Family for our 2nd Annual Dinner (which will be held at the Texas Roadhouse from now on!) Present the flyer (you can pick up one at CRC, print this flyer, or show your waiter on your phone), and CRC



April is Esophageal Cancer Month

Formed in the muscular tube connecting your throat to your stomach, more than 18,000 Americans will develop esophageal cancer and over 15,000 people will die from it. Rates of diagnosis have been slowly rising over the past twenty to thirty years. It is treatable, but not curable. The two main types of esophageal cancer include:



“Monster & Sea – 24 Hour Paddle for Cancer”

April 14th (8am) thru April 15th (8am) Launching at the Ithaca Farmers Market Local stand-up paddleboarders from the SUP Cayuga team will participate in this exciting fundraiser! The team consists of Paul Wiech, Paul Closs, Ausra Marcinkeviciute, Julie Carmalt, Gina Giambattista, & Vicki Taylor Brous, who will paddle in pairs in a one-hour relay format for 24