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Entertainers Needed!!

Contact jyl@crcfl.net

When Your Life is Touched by Cancer

Bob Riter's book available in our lending library.

Lee Ginenthal

- creating a patio as part of our Healing Garden. Stop by and see it, Lee's work is amazing!

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Walk/5K website                                

Sign up today at gvgb.co/WalkRun2015

Register for the Walk or Run, start a team, sponsor a participant, check out our prizes for top fundraisers, learn about our free photo options and other day-of activities at the event!


The start-up time for the Walkers will be delayed 20 minutes to eliminate traffic jams for the runners. Please share this information with folks you know in the running community.

Headsets & dogs are strongly discouraged for participants and are NOT allowed in the 5K.

RUNNER BIB PICK UP (AVOID LINES): Friday Oct 23 from 2-7pm:
Runners who have pre-registered can pick up a bib at:
Finger Lakes Running & Triathlon Co. 215 E. State St. 275-FLRC

Our amazing and generous Corporate Sponsors:

PRESENTING: Cayuga Medical Center

CSP Management, Genentech, GiveGab, Northside Wine & Spirits,
OB-GYN Associates of Ithaca, Iron Design, and Moscato & Associates

CFCU, Dan Smalls Presents, Hollenbeck's Feed & Coal, Inn on Columbia, International Food Network, Just a Taste, Royal Auto, Sciarabba Walker,
Security Mutual, Strawbridge & Jahn, Strebel Fund for Community Enrichment, Trumansburg Family Health, Wegmans, and Bangs Ambulance

B & W, Ehrhart Propane, Family Medicine Associates, HOLT Architects,
Finger Lakes Technologies Group,  IBEW Local 241, Kelly Damm, MunkeeWired.com,
Pinnisi & Anderson, Sparks Electric, The Heights, Arnold Printing, Frame Shop, and Hoopla!

MEDIA: Cayuga Radio Group, Ithaca Journal, Ithaca Times, and Tompkins Weekly

Please thank them with your business!

In Appreciation of Kerry Quinn

It's with both sadness and fondness that we say goodbye to Kerry Quinn.

Kerry has been CRC's Director of Client Services for many years, and has gently guided hundreds of individuals in our community through cancer diagnosis, treatment, and recovery. Her wisdom, compassion and kindness made cancer a more manageable experience for everyone she touched.

When she began here, we had one small support group. Today, we have eight thriving groups - an unheard of number for a city this size. Each group reflects Kerry's passion for creating community and for bringing survivors together.

Kerry, more than anyone, is responsible for creating CRC's client service programs. It's the very heart of what we do.

We love you, Kerry.

It's not too late to join this amazing line up! Just email jyl@crcfl.net today!

Red's Place is Going Pink in October

Wear pink when you visit Red's Place in October & they will donate 10% of your food bill to us! You do not need to ask for, or say anything.... just wear PINK!

This is the second year that Red's Place has organized this event, and we are truly thrilled to be collaborating with them again. Not to mention, we love their food!
See you there!

Families Enjoy Kids, Clowns & S’mores Event

On Sept. 25th, Anna Banana & Crossroads the Clown, entertained families at CRC’s inaugural Kids, Clowns & S’mores event. Families were invited to our recently transformed garden area for fun, games, and s’mores around a campfire. The clowns were the highlight of the evening, as they mesmerized both children and adults alike. CRC invited families who have a parent or other caretaker with cancer for a night of fun and to learn about the supportive services & resources of our center.

This is the first of many future activities that are part of our new program, “CRC Cares About Kids,” funded by a small grant from the Community Foundation of Tompkins County.

To help us plan future events, please take 5 minutes to print & complete this survey seeking feedback from parents with cancer (and other caregivers of children) on how we can best help and support you & your families. 

A big thank you goes out to all the interns, client services committee volunteers, and staff who assisted with the event, especially Fran Spadafora Manzella for organizing the event, and Jo Ellen Hedlund and Lisa LiVigne (CRC Board members and co-chairs of the event.)

Monthly Cancer Research Meeting

Alexandra McGregor
"The squishing and squeezing of the cell nucleus in cell migration"

Wednesday, October 14, from 5:15-6:45pm, Cornell Vet School Hagan Room

These monthly seminars present up-to-date cancer research in lay language. Researchers, students, clients, and members of the public are welcome.

CRC partners with the Alternatives Federal Credit Union

AFCU will make a payment to the CRC based on the balance in your account (if you indicate you would like us to be the recipient.)

Instant $30 - For every new member opening a CSA checking account, AFCU will donate $30.

Annual 1.0% - For new personal and auto loans, Alternatives donates
1% of the average balance and10% for existing and older loans.

0.10% Annual - In addition to your interest earnings, Alternatives donates
.10% of your average savings, IRA, Share Certificate and checking account balances.

*Program rules and restrictions apply. Contact AFCU &/or click here for more details!

Lots of Ways to Give to CRCFL

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

Do you have a life celebration ahead but feel like you already have
enough "stuff"? Would you rather help out a good cause?

Why not suggest that people make a contribution to the Cancer Resource Center in honor of your birthday, anniversary, wedding, graduation, or other milestone? You can also ask friends to donate in memory of a loved one in your honor.

We'll thank them & let you know that they donated in your honor. We're also happy to provide you with brochures, etc. to send out with the invitations to your event.

And they'll even get a tax deduction. Everyone wins!


Activities, Telephone & Online Workshops:

Monthly Activity Calendar for October
Complete listing of our groups

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 ~


Bob Riter's Recent Newspaper Columns

Bob's book now available!

Click here to view all of Bob's columns.

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