Sharon Kaplan, Jyl Dowd, Bob Riter & Kerry Quinn

Hospital Volunteers

Click here to see our Monthly Activity Calendar

What a fun night we had at Cinemapolis!

Thank you for coming out everyone! Clearly everyone enjoyed the movie, free popcorn and company....AND we raised about $300 after costs!

Upcoming Fundraisers:

~The Cornell Mens Hockey Team "Pink the Rink" game
is Fri. February 20th at 7pm at Lynah Rink.

There will be fundraising from student group teams, in competition to win 20 tickets to the hockey game, and fundraising through an auction of their specially designed pink jerseys, among other events.

~Cornell Women's Basketball Pink Zone game is Sat. February 21st at 6pm.

~"Funny Ithaca" is Sun. Mar. 22 from 2-3:30pm at The Space at GreenStar
Mark your calendars, details TBA!!!

Doug's Fish Fry Benefit for CRC Fri. March 27 from 11-6pm at Tractor Supply; 378 Elmira Rd.

Thank You to the Ithaca High Girls Varsity Hockey Team for their "Pink at the Rink" benefit game for breast cancer awareness. Parents of three team members have been diagnosed with the disease in recent years, and the team wore pink jerseys on Saturday to honor and support them. In addition, an autographed Olympic hockey jersey donated by Ithaca native and Los Angeles Kings captain Dustin Brown was raffled off, and all proceeds are being donated to CRCFL.

Click here to see pictures of the game taken by Steve Mandl.

Thank you, Mighty Yoga for raising almost $400
on New Years Day for us!

Short survey for Caregivers

Do you regularly support and assist someone with cancer?  We would like your feedback on how CRC can best assist you. Click here to complete a brief survey.

Office hours at Tompkins County Public Library

The Cancer Resource Center of the Finger Lakes and the Tompkins County Public Library are partnering throughout the month of February to provide cancer information and assistance to Tompkins County residents.

Bob Riter, Executive Director of the Cancer Resource Center, will be available at the library from 4-6pm every Thursday (Feb. 5-26) to meet with individuals on a drop-in basis to answer questions and to direct them to helpful resources in the library and on-line.

A table with cancer-related resources will be on display at the library throughout the month.

From Science Gibberish to English: Current Topics in Science Research

Check out the new blog being developed by some doctoral students at Cornell. Similar to the monthly seminars, the intent is to explain the science of cancer in clear language.

Sewers/Quilters Needed for Projects

When someone goes through chemotherapy treatment for cancer it can affect them in many ways from the physical to the social to the emotional. At the Cancer Resource Center, we try to support individuals who are experiencing the many side effects of cancer treatment. One way we do this is by providing head scarves, wigs, and hats for those who experience hair loss, and quilted tote bags to carry their belongings to treatment.

We are recruiting experienced sewers & quilters who would like to make beautiful head scarves and tote bags for our clients. We have patterns for that can be emailed or given in hard copy form. If you are interested in sewing or would like to make a donation of material for this project, please contact Fran Spadafora Manzella, Associate Director or 277-0960.

Cancer Research Meeting at the Cornell Vet School, Hagan Room
Wednesday, February 11th from 5:15-6:45pm 

"Thyroid Cancer: An overview with a personal history."

Lina Bagepalli is a doctoral student in Cornell's Graduate field of Biochemistry,
Molecular and Cell Biology.

Everyone is welcome. Researchers, students, clients & members of the public all attend on a regular basis. If you'd like a ride from CRC to Cornell, call Bob 277-0960

The Colorectal Group change of schedule:

Beginning in Feb., the Colorectal Group will be meeting at CRCFL on the 1st Tuesday of each month from 5:30-7:00 pm. For individuals with any type of colorectal cancer.

Want to volunteer,
but don't have a lot of time?

Help us poster for events! CRC has several fundraising events throughout the year. We advertise as much as we can, but ALWAYS need help hanging posters in Ithaca and the surrounding towns. For more information or to volunteer, Contact Sharon Kaplan, Director of Volunteer Services or 607-277-0960.

Lots of Ways to Give to CRCFL

It's easy to donate to us online through:
Network for Good
, Paypal, Amazon Smile or Ebay Giving Works.
We're proud that all donations to CRC remain here in our community.

Activities, Telephone & Online Workshops:    

Looking for an on-line support group?  
CancerCare Connect Education™ offers many educational workshops.
Check out our library by visiting our new on-line catalog
Support Services Guide & CRCFL Brochure

~ CRCFL Photo Albums ~


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Bob's book now available!

Click here to view all of Bob's columns.

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