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4th Annual ‘Flair on Ice’ Ice Skating Show

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IC Figure Skating Group, Cornell Figure Skating, Cornell Synchro team and other local skaters, will be putting on an amazing performance: Sunday, April 29, 1-2:30pm The Rink (1767 E. Shore Dr.) To buy tickets ($10), register to skate ($25), or donate: gvgb.co/FlairOnIce4 For more information, contact jac.saksa@gmail.com Please join, like, invite and share our Facebook event page,



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



Lourdes Mobile Mammography

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It’s our life saving mission and we’re bringing it to you! Newfield United Methodist Church 227 Main Street. Newfield, NY 9am – 3pm on the following 3 Mondays: March 26, April 23, May 21 3D SCREENING MAMMOGRAPHY We will be providing digital screening mammograms with 3D technology for women 35 years and older. We are available to



Diet and Cancer: Is There a Link?

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By Maya Zhou ~ January 15, 2018 Cancer. It is undoubtedly one of the most mysterious diseases that inflict humans. To many, the link between diet and cancer itself is likely just as perplexing. Once believed to be almost purely influenced by genetics, cancer has recently been discovered to be 70% influenced by controllable factors-one



February is National Cancer Prevention Month

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#CancerPrevention February is Cancer Prevention Month Every year the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) leads a campaign to spotlight how individuals can reduce their cancer risk with lifestyle changes. The campaign, CANCER PREVENTION: TOGETHER WE CAN, is dedicated to presenting evidence-based user-friendly and interactive tools that educate and empower. The mission of the American Institute for



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

Friendly Correspondent Program

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



“Look Good Feel Better”

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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 2/27, 3/27, 4/24, 5/22, 6/26, 8/28, 9/25, 10/23 & 12/18. To learn more & to sign up contact Deb Danko: 252-3937 or ddanko@cayugamed.org



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



We’d like your feedback!

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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. Assistance at the CRCFL office CRC staff and volunteers at Cayuga Medical Center Support Groups The Boutique If you prefer to provide



No right way through cancer

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I often say that there’s no single right way through cancer. What do I mean by that? Some people aggressively treat their cancers with surgery and chemotherapy long past the time that others would have switched to comfort measures. Some people keep their cancer diagnosis a secret from nearly everyone while others make it a



Cancer on your own terms

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I once wrote a column about people who go through cancer with exceptional grace. A few readers said that the column made them angry. The comments were along the lines of, “I’m dealing with a crappy disease and you want me to do that gracefully? Well, phooey on that and phooey on you.” I’m always



Bob Riter received AFP award

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Please join us in celebrating our very own Bob Riter, as he was presented with the Outstanding Professional Achievement in Non-Profit Leadership Award from the Association of Fundraising Professionals on Fri. Nov. 17, 2017. Click here to see a video of Bob receiving his award, and here to see photos of the event. National Philanthropy Day is



Cayuga Ridge Estate Winery party this Saturday!

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Come on over to Cayuga Ridge Estate Winery this Saturday, October 7th for their annual Breast Cancer Awareness Month Kickoff Party. Music by Damdog from 1-4pm. Delicious pink drinks & fun “pinkwear” for sale, with all proceeds going to CRC. In addition to making & selling great wine, this business is a huge supporter ours. Show YOUR support by



Easy Living Hats fundraiser

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    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



Art Revives & Thrives Nov. 4

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#CRCArtRevives Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017 at 4:00-6:30pm CRS Barn Studio  – 2622 Triphammer Rd. Suggested donation $25 available online at gvgb.co/artrevives Treat yourself while supporting a good cause! Just minutes from downtown Ithaca you can take in the gorgeous view overlooking Cayuga Lake as you sip beverages, taste light foods, mingle, and then enjoy an afternoon of



Cancer: Simple wisdom from our pets

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We’re delighted to announce the arrival of our latest publication! It illustrates our most common pieces of advice with photos donated from the SPCA of Tompkins County. (The photos were submitted by local residents for consideration for the SPCA’s 2018 calendar). Thanks to financial support from the Eagles Club of Ithaca, printed copies are available



Calling all musicians, singers, jugglers, acrobats, hula hoopers, etc!

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We are looking for performers to entertain & encourage the nearly 1,500 walkers & runners, and their families at various locations around Cass Park’s Waterfront Trail from 10-11am during our Annual Walk/5K Run on Sat, October 21st. We would like folks to perform from 10-11am & then stay for a free pancake breakfast afterwards! If that is something that you



What to say – and not say – to a person with cancer

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Most people find it awkward when first talking with a friend or acquaintance who has just been diagnosed with cancer. Even though nearly everyone is well-intentioned, many say things that hurt or mystify more than they comfort. Based on my own experiences and my conversations with others with cancer, here are some suggestions: What to



Free Tickets to Alegoria

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​Ithaca Flamenco Festival Presents: Victor Bravo on Saturday, September 9th 7pm at the Hanger Theatre Our friends at Ahora Si Flamenco have rescheduled their event, and have again donated 20 free tickets to the upcoming performance so that the CRCFL community could enjoy the show. Please let us know right away if you can use any! We’d hate for them



CRC appoints new executive director

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Megan M. Crowe of Endicott has been named the new executive director of the Cancer Resource Center of the Finger Lakes. Crowe – most recently on staff at The Arc of Madison-Cortland – is an experienced administrator and manager in the nonprofit sector. As The Arc’s director of residential services, she supervised a variety of programs with regulatory and budget



#NYGivesDay is 11/28/17

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Please choose CRC for your #NYGivesDay contribution by clicking here! #NYGivesDay is a 24-hour giving challenge brought to you by the New York Council of Nonprofits and United Way of New York State to celebrate the life-changing work of nonprofits across the vast state of New York. Powered by GiveGab, the Nonprofit Giving Platform, #NYGivesDay is a



Pink Ribbon Party Fri., Sept. 22

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TOGETHER WE’RE STRONG!!! TOGETHER WE DANCE!!! Come dance to show your love and support for all those affected by breast cancer. The Ithaca area Zumba Instructors are holding their annual event: Friday, September 22 from 6:30-8:30pm Island Health & Fitness Main Center 310 Taughannock Blvd., Ithaca There will be dancing, there will be prizes, and there