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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

Facebook Live

Live Streamed Videos from Living Well with Cancer Workshops 2.19.29 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 Vakiner

3/28 CRC Cares About Families Event

Please join us at the Sciencenter 601 1st St., on Saturday, March 28 from 9-10am, and then stay after and play all day for free! * Also enjoy a FREE continental breakfast, book gift for families/teens, professional family photo, prizes and more!!   Learn how CRC can support your family when a parent or loved

Cornell Cancer Support Group

The Cancer Resource Center and Cornell Work/Life 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 in Ithaca.

Cancer Research Seminar (CRC/CU Collaboration)

Spring Class Our annual class that connects students and community members “Community-Based Cancer Research Presentations and Discussion (BIOMS5665 – #3715). Click for more information & photos from past classes. Community members do NOT need to register. Just show up for the sessions that interest you. (Every Wednesday, 5:15 – 6:30, Vet School Classroom 6). Some class

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 Class; New Session Begins 2/15

Start your weekend with this fun and energizing activity! #waterexerciseclass WHO: Open to anyone who has been diagnosed with cancer PLUS: Their caregivers. WHEN: Saturdays, Feb 15, 22, 29, March 7, 14, 21 (Session #3) TIME: 9:45 -10:45am PLACE: Island Health & Fitness pool INSTRUCTOR: Judy Urban FEE: $30 for the 6-wk session (not prorated for each class) FREE: For Island

6th Annual One Funny Ithaca – March 21

March 21st 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

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

Free Wellness Classes beginning in February

CRC Cares about Exercise and Wellness Research data on the benefits of exercise continues to mount for improving health and for impact on cancer survival.  At least 20 studies of people with breast, colorectal, prostate and ovarian cancer  suggested that physically active cancer survivors have a lower risk of cancer recurrence and improved survival compared

Healthy Recipes ~ By Maya Zhou

My New Years Resolutions This year I wanted to come up with just a few achievable resolutions that I could see myself maintaining in the long run. Specifically, I wanted to have more control over the times when I was eating, and what I was putting into my body. I hope this gives you some

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:                              

12/17-20 – Escape Room FUNdraiser for CRC!

“Escape the room” by solving all the puzzles before time runs out. Tuesday-Friday at the  Cornell Vet School (Schurman Hall S1-132). Pay at the door (45 min. time slots). The whole room costs $30 and works best with 2 to 6 people. For availability, questions, special accommodations, etc, email jackie.creque@cornell.edu. Click here for more info

3/17 – TBA

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. Please join us! Invite your friends, family and neighbors. Light refreshments provided. Miss a workshop? Check out our “Living Well with Cancer” Facebook Live Videos Page. Please


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

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, 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. Free admission.

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

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

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.    

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

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