Bob Riter, Dean Michael I. Kotlikoff, and Prof. Bob Weiss
Book signing at Buffalo Street Books on Wed. Feb. 26 at 6pm
When Your Life is Touched by Cancer,
a compilation of his popular columns in the
Ithaca Journal, has been released nationally.
It will be widely available in bookstores and
through national online retailers such as
Amazon and is also available at the Cayuga Medical Center gift store and at CRCFL for $15 each or two for $25.
All proceeds from the sale of the book
are being donated to the Cancer Resource Center.
CRCFL thanks The Ithaca Journal and Editor Bruce Estes for their support for Bob Riter's columns within the pages of this newspaper over many years, and the resulting best-of compilation in Bob's popular new book, "When Your Life is Touched by Cancer".
When you're dealing with cancer, you often don't have
the energy you need to call insurance companies or to
research possible sources of financial assistance.
We have a group to volunteers ready to advocate on your behalf. They can make calls, suggest resources, fill out forms, or otherwise make life just a little easier.
If you'd like assistance from a financial advocate,
please contact Bob Riter at email@example.com or 277-0960
Steven Kolberg, a 27 year old Trumansburg native has been diagnosed with AML (acute myeloid leukemia). His chance for a cure is finding bone marrow donor. The Kolberg family has joined Be The Match (a transplant organization) to help Steven and other patients in need of marrow or cord blood transplants. Right now, he can be supported by participating in three ways:
1) Register at a donor drive:
- April 2 from 10-3pm at Ithaca College, Phillips Hall
- On-line Be The Match (a cheek swab test will be mailed to you)
2) Contribute funds to add potential marrow donors:
Mail to: 'Be The Match Foundation' 510 Willowgate Dr. Webster, NY 14580
3) Forward this URL to friends & family:
We find that sharing food helps build community, so we provide snacks & meals in our support groups. Do you like to cook? Perhaps you could volunteer your talents once or twice a month!
In particular, we need someone to prepare lunches for Pat's Group which is our group for people living with cancer as a chronic disease. This group meets the first and third Thursday of each month at noon. We'd love to have a volunteer take responsibility for preparing food for this group of 8-12 people. We buy the ingredients and you could prepare the meal at home.
In addition, we have groups that meet every Tuesday evening at 5:30.
The Colorectal Cancer Group meets the first and third Tuesdays, and the Young Adult Group meets the second and fourth Tuesdays. Both groups would welcome soup and other refreshments.
To volunteer or for more information, contact Bob Riter at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sara Che: "Good Cells Gone Bad: How & Why Healthy Cells are
Recruited by Cancer Cells." Note permanent new time & location:
Cornell University Vet School Hagan Room
These monthly meetings are a collaboration between the Cancer Resource Center and doctoral students involved in cancer research at Cornell.
Research topics are presented in lay language and discussion is encouraged.
Light refreshments are provided. If you'd like a ride from CRC call 277-0960.
NOTE THAT BAD WEATHER MAY BE COMING MID-WEEK! If things look bad,
we'll postpone this month's meeting until next month.
Bob will send out an email on Wednesday morning to confirm it either way.
Click here for more information about this collaboration
and to see the slides from earlier presentations.
From time to time, we hear from individuals in our community who have received phone calls requesting donations to the Cancer Resource Center (or even to the Ithaca Breast Cancer Alliance - our name until 2007).
We do not solicit donations by phone, so these solicitors are either representing another organization or they are misrepresenting us.
If you're ever uncertain about a request from a cancer organization, please call our office at 277-0960.
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 March
CRCFL Support Services Guide & CRCFL Brochure