CRCFL Gift Cards:
Gift 1 ($5) Yarn for volunteers to knit caps for those who have
lost hair due to cancer treatment.
Gift 2 ($10) Wigs & other items which are available, free of charge, in our boutique.
Gift 3 ($20) Scholarships to low-income cancer patients/ survivors
for yoga and other wellness programs.
Gift 4 ($25) Immediate cash assistance to low income patients
for gas, food and other daily essentials.
Gift 5 (Open) To insure that no one has to face cancer alone.
Cancer Resource Center Executive Director Bob Riter's book, When Your Life is Touched by Cancer: Practical Advice and Insights for Patients, Professionals, and Those Who Care, will be released by Hunter House Publishing on September 17, 2013 and will be available in bookstores throughout the country.
"Riter's uniquely smart-but-folksy voice works well when tackling straightforward issues like blood donations or complex, existential issues like the nature of hope after cancer," says Dr. Wendy Harpham, M.D., a cancer survivor, and author of the best-selling When a Parent Has Cancer: A
Guide to Caring for Your Children. "If you are looking for a gift to give people whose lives are touched by cancer, When Your Life is Touched by Cancer is just what the doctor ordered."
The book is a compilation of the columns that Riter wrote for the Ithaca Journal over the past several years, and reflects the philosophy and work of the Cancer Resource Center. His latest book is an expanded version of his popular The Elephant in the Room: Practical Advice When the Diagnosis is Cancer.
"The book was truly a community effort," says Riter. "Many of the columns were suggested or inspired by individuals in Tompkins County who have been touched by cancer, and many local nurses and physicians contributed their expertise and guidance."
Special recognition goes to Sandy True who once said: "Bob - you should turn these columns into a book." She then helped make it happen.
All royalties from the sale of the book are being donated to CRCFL.
Among other notable collaborations, they'll be putting a spotlight on CRC's wonderful and evolving relationship with CU. Bobs Riter & Weiss will receive TOGOs, presented by CVM Dean Kotlikoff.
This is a fun & informal event, featuring remarks from President Skorton, & a good chance for the CRC to shine.
CU students will be conducting a food drive for the Ithaca Kitchen Cupboard as well.
WHO: Open to anyone with cancer
WHEN: Saturdays, starting November 9th
TIME: 9:45-10:45 am
PLACE: Island Health & Fitness pool
INSTRUCTOR: Judy Urban
FEE: $30 for the 6-week session/FREE for Island members
Scholarships available for those with financial hardship.
Please contact Sharon to apply.
To register, please go to the front desk at Island Health or call 277-3861.
Questions? contact Sharon Kaplan email@example.com or 277-0960
Dates for all three sessions are as follows:
November 9th-December 14th*
January 4th-February 8th
February 15th-March 22nd
*NO water class on November 30th (make-up water class on December 21st)
Buy single tickets before Dec. 31st
(not weekend passes) and $5 per ticket
will be donated to be split between
CRC and ICG. Gift certificates available!
To purchase tickets & learn more: www.wintervillagebluegrass.org.
Cornell Men's Hockey Pink Out Fundraiser
Jan. 25 at 7pm in Lynah Rink against Clarkson University
We are excited to announce that our friends at Red Key Athlete Honor Society are organizing a Pink Out at a Men's Ice Hockey game in order to raise money for the fight against breast cancer as well as raise awareness. They will be raising money for CRCFL & the Susan G. Komen's Passionately Pink Initiative by selling Pink Out T-shirts for the game, taking donations, & holding a raffle.
We'll be there & we hope to see you too! Watch for more details as event gets closer.
Top individual fundraisers to date:
1.Kerry Quinn - $5,214
2.Antoinette Di Ciaccio - $4,100
3.Karen Fries - $2,727
4.Myra Fincher - $2,560
5.Gayle Gray - $2,210
Top Team fundraisers to date:
1.Women's Noon Group - $18,214.00
2.CMC Cancer Crushers - $18,207.89
3.Sister Act - $5,050.00
4.FL Women's Bar Association - $4,470.00
5.WestSideWinners - $4,321.00
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
Calendar of events, support groups & more for December