12/3 #GivingTuesday

Join millions of people around the 🌎 to show up, give back, and change our community. Click here to support CRC’s fundraising efforts! (if you don’t have Facebook, click here.) #GivingTuesday is a 24-hour online fundraising challenge to celebrate nonprofits across the globe with a vision of thousands of nonprofits working together to raise awareness, collect donations, and build



11/19 – “How to Deal with a Cancer Diagnosis during the Holiday Season”

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. Outside speakers will present various health-related topics including wellness and complementary medicine. For people dealing with any stage of cancer & their caregivers. Up Next: 12/17



“Gotta Question?” #CRCQuestionOfTheMonth

November Question: “What is a Chemotherapy Port?” Our answer: A port is a useful device for many patients and providers. Most patients undergoing chemotherapy or blood disorder therapies can opt for the port. In general, a port catheter is inserted centrally into a main vein in upper chest, as an alternative for an IV catheter.



Water Exercise Class Returns! – Session 1

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, Nov. 9 – Dec. 14 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 members REGISTER: Go to the front



Healthy Recipes ~ By Maya Zhou

Favorite Fall Beverages With the weather cooling down and flu-season upon us, I wanted to share two of my favorite warming fall beverages. Enjoy!   1. Herbal Chamomile Healing Tonic  Packed full of immunity-boosting ingredients like ginger, lemon, honey and rosemary, this take on chamomile tea may help alleviate some of your symptoms when you’re



Starting New Wellness Classes

We are excited to present two new wellness classes this Fall.  Registration is now open and you must register to participate because space is limited.  Classes are offered for free to those individuals affected by or diagnosed with cancer, and will be held at the Cancer Resource Center. Call CRC at 607-277-0960 to register. Unconventional



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



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.    



#MobileMammography in our area

It’s our life saving mission and we’re bringing it to you! #mobilmammography Tuesday, November 26, from 1pm – 7pm 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 preregister, please call: Lourdes Hospital Central Scheduling:



Facebook Live

Live Streamed Videos from Living Well with Cancer Workshops 10.15.19 “RX:Exercise“ ~ Bailey Colvin 9.17.19 “Toxin Free Cleaning with Essential Oils – Supporting each other one drop at a time” ~ Danielle Prince 8.20.19 “Making Sense of Supplements” ~ Marilee Murphy, L.Ac, RN (Click here for a link to the presentation handout.) 7.16.19 “Forgiveness,Healing, and Hands On



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



Gall Bladder & Bile Duct Cancers

  Gall Bladder Cancer Good Sources of Information National Cancer Institute: Gall Bladder Cancer Medline Plus: Gall Bladder Cancer American Cancer Society: Gall Bladder Cancer MacMillan Cancer Support (Great Britain): Gall Bladder Cancer Bile Duct Cancer (Cholangiocarcinoma) Good Sources of Information National Cancer Institute: Bile Duct Cancer Medline Plus: Bile Duct Cancer MacMillan Cancer Support (Great Britain): Bile Duct Cancer American Cancer



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 &



3/31 – 5th Annual One Funny Ithaca Story: “Houses of Worship” Edition

March 31, 2019 from 2 – 3:30pm First Congregational Church – 309 Highland Rd., Ithaca. Tickets can be purchased at gvgb.co/funnyithaca19 for $25/each. Thousands of area residents have connections with a local house of worship, and appreciate the important leadership and missions that are part of daily life. This work often includes support for local cancer patients and



New Cornell Cancer Support Group

The Cancer Resource Center and Cornell Work/Life are beginning a 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



Cancer Research Seminar (CRC/CU Collaboration)

Website Please visit our Website  & Facebook page. There are sections targeted to community members and students, and one that encourages the development of partnerships in other communities. There’s also a twitter feed that highlights news that we think will be of interest to cancer researchers and the patient community. We”ll continue to add new content. In particular, we want to add profiles



Volunteers Needed! #VolunteersRock

VOLUNTEER with CRC………..it’s a win-win for everyone! YOU – improve your mental & physical health CLIENTS – know they don’t have to face cancer alone Volunteering is not just about making a difference in the lives of others, but also helps you feel good about doing good. Contact Sharon Kaplan, Director of Volunteers at sharon@crcfl.net,



CRC Lending Library

We have reference books you can use here at the center, an extensive lending library, and a limited number of cd’s. Categories of books and cd’s for lending include: cancer in general, breast and other cancers, complementary/alternative medicines, side effects, nutrition, caregiving, mind and body, biographical, social/environmental/political, exercise and relaxation, end of life, humor and



Estate Planning at Cornell Law School

Cornell Law School is pleased to announce the return of our Estate Planning Practicum in the Spring of 2019.  As in the past, the course will assist those who do not have access to an estate planning attorney and will provide clients with a basic estate plan that includes a last will and testament, a living will,



CRC Groups

The Cancer Resource Center of the Finger Lakes offers many support groups, educational groups and wellness groups year round. We also collaborate with other organizations to offer a variety of services (examples; the Cayuga Medical Center, Island Fitness, Cornell University, and more.