Tutu's at the Walkathon!


Sharon Kaplan, Jyl Dowd, Bob Riter & Kerry Quinn

Mary & Robert Leckey at the Walkathon

Top Fundraising Team

The NOON GROUP raised over $15,000 for this years event!

Cancer Research Meeting at the Cornell Vet School, Hagan Room
Wednesday, December 10th from 5:15-6:45pm

The presenter will be Anita Govindjee who is in involved with IBM's Watson Project. Here's a blurb about her presentation:

IBM has partnered with Memorial Sloan Kettering to create a new cognitive computing advisor for oncologists called Watson Oncology Advisor. IBM Watson is defining the field of cognitive computing through its ability to understand natural language, its machine learning models, and its ability to process large volumes of data. These technologies are now being leveraged to help address some of the challenges facing oncologists today. Memorial Sloan Kettering is providing their expertise to teach Watson about the best cancer treatment options which will then be able to help those who may not have access to a specialty center like Memorial Sloan Kettering. Anita Govindjee, Solution Architect from IBM's Watson Group, will do a live demonstration of IBM's Watson Oncology Advisor (in beta today) and will answer questions both about the Oncology Advisor and the Watson cognitive computing technology. More information about the collaboration between IBM & Memorial Sloan Kettering can be found in this three-minute video.

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

New Breast Cancer Group Forming in Schuyler County

Would you like to connect with other women in Schuyler County who have or have had breast cancer? A new group may form if there is sufficient interest. It's also possible that women might connect on an informal basis. If you're interested in discussing the possibilities with other women in Schuyler, let Bob Riter know and he'll put you in touch with Antoinette Di Ciaccio who is organizing this effort.

Quilt raffle

This beautiful quilt was pieced by Linda Bentley Parlett and donated to the Cancer Resource Center in her memory by her husband, Bob Parlett. We also acknowledge and thank Jean Lathrop who did the quilting, and Cindy Parlett who completed the work.

The quilt is currently on display at CRC and will also be displayed around town. 1 ticket for $1.00; 6 tickets for $5.00. The drawing will take place at noon on Nov. 21 at CRCFL.

Misster Cornell Drag Show Beauty Pageant

What FUN we had at the show! Here are some pictures. All proceeds will benefit CRC.

Alternative Gift Fair
Sat. Dec. 6, 11am-6pm

The IAGF shopping website is open! From now until the fair shoppers may preview the gifts available and even save them to a wish list. The shopping site will be live from Dec. 7-31 (there will be a tab on the IAGF website).

Water Aerobics is BACK!

This class will wake you up and energize you for the day, incorporating cardio, toning, and stretching. The instructor, Judy Urban, is certified in Aqua Fitness with the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America. She is full of energy and enthusiasm and will get you smiling while you work out!
This class is open to anyone with cancer or a chronic illness.

The six-week session begins on Saturday, November 15th 9:45-10:45. Free for Island Health & Fitness members. $30 for non-members* Preregistration is required! Sign up at the Island Health desk or call 607-277-3861. All levels welcome.

*Scholarships available--contact Sharon at sharon@crcfl.net or 607-277-0960.

The 20th Annual Walkathon & 5K Run was a huge success!

We had perfect weather, a great turn out, cool new features (the Event Tent & the Meet-Up Spot for Team photos, etc) and raised lots of money! The total is currently around $150,000 but more money is coming in every day. We will announce the final total in the December E-news, so keep up the good work..please help us reach our goal of $200,000!!

We continue to collect donations for this event through the end of the year: crcfl.kintera.org/walk/run2014

Any individual who raises $500 or more BY THE END OF THE YEAR wins a tumbler hand crafted by Renata Wadsworth (while supplies last).
You could still qualify!

Click below to see Event photos by:

Roy McCarthy, Rocio Zepp, Jill Dollaway, Jyl Dowd, Granger Macy, Julie Thomas, Deb Novakovic & Friends of CRC and be sure to follow us on Facebook. If you have photos you'd like to share, drop off a CD or flashdrive at CRCFL, or email them to jyl@crcfl.net.

Thank you to Susie & Tom Challen and the
Cayuga Ridge Estate Winery
for hosting their annual October fundraiser and donating over $1200 to CRCFL
(an all time high!) And a special shout out to Kay!
Thanks for all your help!

October "Fundraisers by Friends of CRC" (many thanks!)

Insomnia Cookies raised $75 on the CRCFL "Cookie Day".
The Hampton Inn Ithaca raised $170 at their Bake Sale.
Homewood Suites By Hilton chose us for their Waterford Group Charitable Foundation donation of $150.
Clara Hatcher & Ari Baruth for designating CRC as the recipient of their wedding gift registry. And congratulations!!
Steven Gallows raised almost $100 selling photos from "That 70's" Dance fundraiser.
Laser Brewer Fashion Show raised $157.
Ithaca Family Chiropractic raised almost $200.

What an amazing community we live in. Thank you all!

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
Calendar of events, support groups & more for November
Support Services Guide & CRCFL Brochure

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