Sharon Kaplan, Jyl Dowd, Bob Riter & Kerry Quinn

"Pink the Rink" Fundraiser

The Cornell Men’s Hockey team & GOPiNK co-sponsored the event, which raised over $25,000!

Hospital Volunteers

Monthly Activity Calendars: February & March

CRCFL Fundraisers:

1) The Cornell Mens Hockey "Pink the Rink" 
game last week was great fun, but the fundraising isn't quite over! You can also still donate here. All proceeds support the Cancer Resource Center.

Here are some photos from the event.

The mayor has made a special proclamation:

2) Punch & Kick-a-thon Benefit Feb. 26 5:30-8pm at Cayuga Lake Seido Karate

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

4) Flair on Ice Skating Show on Sat. April 18 at The Rink 1767 E. Shore Dr.
    Benefit for CRC   (More info TBA!)

5) "One Funny Ithaca Story"

Click to: purchase tickets, make a donation or see a map to the event.

Click here to learn about a free workshop called:
"Creative Care for Caregivers" Thur. March 5 from 6:30-8pm

ColoRectal Awareness Month Events:

1) "ColoRectal Vaccines and immunotherapy" presented by Grad Student Clint Stalnecker at the ColoRectal Support Group at CRCFL on Tue. March 3rd at 5:30pm

2) Blue Ribbon Ceremony for ColoRectal Awareness
Thursday Mar. 26 from 5-7pm at CMC Radiation Oncology Lobby
Speakers and light refreshments served. No RSVP needed.

This is a collaborative event with CRC, CMC, ACS and the
Cancer Services Program for Tompkins & Cortland County.

3) Informational tables - click for dates & locations for the month of March.

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.

Thank you to:

The Cornell Biomedical Engineering Society for having a bake sale and raising over $250 to contribute to the "Pink the Rink" campaign!

All of the quilters from The Tompkins County Quilters Guild and Quilters Corner along with Aafke Steenhuis, Kathy Carman, Nancy Ostman, Cyndi Slothower, Katy Barnaby & Linda Van Nederynen who made over 60 bags for CRC clients to carry to treatment!.....and a bonus of handmade cozy hats! Click here to see a more photos.

March Cancer Research Meeting

Wednesday March 11 from 5:15-6:45pm, Cornell Vet School Hagan Room

"Attempting to understand metastasis"
Presenter: Patricia Davidson, Ph.D. (Lammerding Lab)

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

Last month, Maria Liberti gave an excellent presentation on cell metabolism and cancer. Here's a brief video that covers some of the same concepts.

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

2015 Walkathon & 5K Run Committee

We are looking for volunteers with any/all of these strengths:

- race coordinating
- team building (help motivate folks to fundraise)
- publicity

We do most of our planning via email, but start meeting weekly closer to the October event. Contact Sharon or 607-277-0960.

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 and let you know that they donated in your honor. We're also happy to provide you with brochures or other items to send out with the invitations to your event.

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

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

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Bob's book now available!

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