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



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,



Thank you to our fabulous entertainers!

We get so many compliments about the entertainment on the course, we just can’t thank them enough!   Click here to see some pictures of them in action!   Absolute A Cappella Anna Banana BadHand Ben Hogben Cornell Ukulele Club Crossroads the Clown Cornell Gymnastics Team HBOMB Karaoke Nurse IC Dance Team IC Gymnastics Team



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



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



In the News

Cancer Resource Center: Ithaca’s Network of Compassionate Folks Ithaca Times Article By Nicholas Bogel-Burroughs For some, it’s a way to honor a friend lost to cancer. For others, it stems from an experience in caregiving. For many, it’s a way to help those who need it most. Whatever the motivation, a quiet, loose network of



Fashion Show Gala

CRC will be hosting its first Fashion Show Gala featuring cancer survivors as models on Sunday April 9th from 4-6pm at the Kitchen Theater.  This premiere event will celebrate the strength, beauty, and diversity of survivors while creating community awareness about CRCFL. We are looking for both models and volunteers to help with the event.



Healing Garden Dedication at CRCFL

Saturday, October 1 at 4pm After three years of work, our Healing Garden is complete! Please join us at a Dedication Celebration to thank the many people involved – our donors, our volunteers, and especially Lee Ginenthal whose vision and hard work truly made it happen. Photos of the entire project in next month’s E-News.



Thank you

to our wonderful intern, Salem Argaw, for all her hard work this summer! We’ll miss her at the office, but look forward to her continued presence at CMC. Salem’s warm smile and kindness are truly a welcome comfort for cancer patients in the infusion lab.



An Interview with Lee Ginenthal

When I heard that I had cancer, my wife and I called up a good friend of ours. She had been diagnosed with breast cancer, and had gone through chemotherapy and surgery. We went to her house to talk. She told us the difference The Cancer Resource Center made in her life. I thought, “Oh