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Walk with us in the Ithaca Festival Parade June 1

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Join us to represent CRC to our community by walking in the Ithaca Festival Parade! We’ll have our banner & signs if you want to carry one, and we’re open to other ideas as well! Bring your family, friends, kids, dogs…. the more the merrier! Contact Jason Hungerford to RSVP or for more details! jh@freedomweb.com



Skin Cancers

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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

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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

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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),



Men’s Adventure Day

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Our annual outting will take us to Cornell’s Lab of Ornithology Sunday, May 20 at 11am. First we’ll have a tour of the lab, and then enjoy watching some amazing bird videos and/or walking along the trails, then 1:30 lunch at Sumo Japanese Restaurant. To reserve your spot or for more information, contact Bob Riter at bobriter@gmail.com.  



Mobile Mammography – Ithaca & Newfield

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It’s our life saving mission and we’re bringing it to you! 11am – 5pm on Tuesday, May 22 Ithaca Free Clinic 521 W. Seneca St.,  Ithaca, NY 9am – 3pm on Monday, May 21 Newfield United Methodist Church 227 Main Street.,  Newfield, NY 3D SCREENING MAMMOGRAPHY We will be providing digital screening mammograms with 3D technology for



May the Fourth Be With You…..

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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,



Living Well with Cancer Workshops

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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



“A Time for You” Caregiver Celebration!!

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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)

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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”

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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



National Volunteer Week (April 15-21, 2018)

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Established in 1974 by President Nixon, National Volunteer Week highlights volunteers who dedicate their time and talents to serving communities and issues they are passionate about. Hosted by Points of Light, this week aims to recognize volunteers and celebrate service. This is an opportunity to appreciate the impacts of service in our communities and inspire



Quilt Raffle

Quilt Raffle 2018

To purchase tickets for this beautiful handmade quilt: Stop by, Call, Email info@crcfl.net, or Order online! We will be drawing at the Walkathon on Oct. 13th. All proceeds benefit CRC.            



A Day of Renewal

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The Cancer Resource Center invites women who are traveling the path of diagnoses, treatment & survivorship to A Day of Renewal Sunday, April 22, 2018 from 11:30am – 5pm at La Tourella Resort & August Moon Spa. Our retreat offers a range of workshops, a delicious lunch, a mini-spa treatment, time for visiting, and a



World Cancer Day!

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February 4th unites the world under a single theme to highlight the ongoing fight against cancer. World Cancer Day aims to reduce the number of preventable deaths each year by raising cancer awareness among the general public and urging governments to take further action against the disease. #WecanIcan  #worldcancerday  



Counseling Support for Families Affected by Cancer

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Children of parents with cancer often experience anxiety, depression and uncertainty related to their parent’s diagnosis. Parents are not always certain about how to talk with their children or how much information to give them.CRC provides support to parents in talking with their child about cancer and connects them with additional resources in the community.  Often



Diet and Health ~ By Maya Zhou

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The Most Prevalent Types of Diets in 2018 In the recent years, as people have become more health conscious, in all aspects of their lives, including fitness, diet, and mental health, I find that many individuals are especially curious about the different kinds of diets are becoming more prevalent today as compared to even a



March is #ColorectalCancer Awareness Month

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Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in the US and the second leading cause of death from cancer. Colorectal cancer affects all racial and ethnic groups and is most often found in people ages 50 and older. According to the American Cancer Society, the estimates for the number of colorectal cancer cases in



4th Annual One Funny Ithaca Story

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As we celebrate 23 years of community service, CRC is once again staging the popular, progressive, environmentally sensitive, and especially enlightened: “One Funny Ithaca Story IV”  Special Edition* A comedic tribute to everything Ithaca stands (and sits) for! (*Well, really, they’re all special!) Sunday, March 11th from 2-3:30pm The Space at Greenstar (700 W. Buffalo St.) Tickets



Friendly Correspondent Program

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Our Friendly Correspondent Program is a support service we offer to individuals with cancer that may be socially isolated, but still want to have some connection and support from our agency. Volunteers and college students send ‘thinking of you’ cards and notes out to these individuals that could benefit from a kind word and encouraging



Knit with Care

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Come knit or crochet with a bunch of passionate & fun loving crafters! When: 1st & 3rd Tuesday of each month, 3:30-5:00pm Where: Cancer Resource Center (612 W State St., Ithaca) Who: Beginners AND experts welcome! What: Each week we will have knitting, food and a theme Knitting needles, yarn, pattern, & beginner’s booklet provided



#LookGoodFeelBetter

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“Look Good Feel Better” is a program sponsored by the American Cancer Society designed for women dealing with skin changes from  chemotherapy and radiation. We will be meeting at CRC monthly from 1-3pm on 5/23, 6/27, 8/289, 9/26, 10/24 & 12/19. To learn more & to sign up contact Monica Vakiner monica@crcfl.net or 277-0960 Please join,



Nick Boyar’s Gentle Yoga

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Meets every Tuesday from 9:30-11:00 am at Island Health & Fitness. A blend of stretching, relaxation, healing visualization & meditation in a supportive group environment. The class is offered free of charge to those with cancer. For more information contact instructor Nick Boyar 607-272-2062 nickboyar1@yahoo.com nickboyar.com  



Ithaca Times highlights The Boutique

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Every year, The Ithaca Times commits one of its cover stories to a number of non-profits in town we think have missions worth supporting. After examining a number of the plethora of groups in town looking to make our community a better place, we’ve identified seven groups we think are worth your time – and