"Live Like Liz"

Bob accepting a donation from this wonderful organization that promotes ovarian cancer awareness & education.


Sharon Kaplan, Jyl Dowd, Bob Riter & Kerry Quinn

We hear it's a tradition!

...if it's not, it should be! Sharon Kaplan adding a 2014 penny in the corner of the new concrete work.

Grant for bathroom wheelchair accessibility

Cairo Archer, Alison Twang, Kara Johnson & Troy Sutfin-Youth & Philanthropy Program of United Way.

Ithaca Boy Scout Troop 2

Scraping and painting our front porch.

It's summer time - and that means GOLF!


Click here to download a  registration form

8:00am Registration, 9:00am Shotgun Start. Lunch provided. Join a Team and Play;
$125 per participant or $500 per team, includes team golf cart and lunch.
Deadline for registrations and sponsorships EXTENDED till July 15th.
** SOLD OUT: Gold AND Trophy Corporate Sponsorships **

Saying thanks to many of the people involved in our back porch renovation, including Welliver Construction, HOLT Architects, and the Ithaca Sertoma Club.

Spread the Word!
20th Annual Walkathon/5K Run

Registration is open! We don't have a logo yet (so no T-shirt photos or printable registration forms, etc.) but you can get a jump start on your fundraising anyway!


Cancer Research Meeting - 2nd Wednesday of the month, from 5:15 to 6:45pm 

July's tours of the Schaffer/Nishimura Labs and the Fischbach/Putnam Labs were terrific. Thanks so much to our tour guides and especially to Alex McGregor for organizing the event. Special thanks as well to Professor Nozomi Nishimura for giving us an overview of her lab's work.

Please note that we will NOT meet in August.

In September, we'll return to our normal time and place - the second Wednesday (Sept. 10) at 5:15 in the Hagan Room at the Vet School. For this meeting, I'll organize a presentation about cancer and its treatment from the patient's perspective.

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.

If you'd like a ride from CRC to Cornell, call Bob at 277-0960.

If you've attended one or more of these research meetings,
please help us by filling out this brief survey!

For more info & to see the slides from earlier presentations, click here.

TODAY!! Summer Picnic Fundraiser for Schuyler Hospital

Saturday, July 19, 11am-3pm at Arcangeli Farm, 4071 Satterly Hill Rd, Burdett.
The public is invited to the Schuyler Health Foundation's second Community
Family Picnic Fundraiser
for Schuyler Hospital. Lots of activities scheduled.
Stop by CRC's table to say "hi!"

This Month's KUDOS go to:

Cynthia Nicholson, Gardener Extraordinaire

for the superb gardening work at CRC. Amongst the lovely flowers in the two window boxes & the urn there are some surprises. Adding to the color & texture are parsley, marjoram & mint. She planted the mint -- in particular -- so visitors, staff and volunteers can add a fresh snip to their tea. Thanks, Cindy, for your visual and tasteful creativity. What a delight!

Members of the Cornell University Police Department

who raced against other local law enforcement and emergency response agencies during a charity rowing event on June 19 in the Ithaca Inlet near Cass Park. Donations were collected during the race for Genesee Valley Concerns of Police Survivors and CRCFL

Maxie's Supper Club

for collecting $5 for every chicken (or tofu) dinner & $1 for every Bacchus beer sold on June 24th. They also provided free music, great service & delicious food AND distributed T-shirts & "save the date" cards for our upcoming Walkathon/5K Run. The results? Everyone who attended had a great dinner & a great time, AND Maxie's raised over $1000 for CRCFL! We love our neighbors!

The Lehman Alternative Community School

for donating almost $700 raised at this year's "Climb-a-thon."

The Ithaca Sunrise Rotary Club

for choosing CRC to be the recipient of its "Fines and Happy Dollars" fund.

Nancy Banner of The Holistic Kitchen

who shared with The Women's Noon Group a beautiful day at the Just Be Cause Center and lots of information to create simple and convenient healthy food. Also thank you Jerry Dietz for the lovely patio and hospitality!

Ben Stewart

for organizing the work on our front porch as his Eagle Scout Project. Our front porch looks refreshed thanks to the efforts of Ithaca Boy Scout Troop 2.

The Newfield Lioness Club

for donating $200 again this year.

The Angel Fund

The Cancer Resource Center of the Finger Lakes is honored to announce the creation of the Angel Fund in memory of Miguel Ángel Balsa Marín.

This fund will be used to provide direct cash assistance to individuals with cancer in our community who have a specific and immediate financial need. We regularly learn of situations in which a relatively small amount of money can make a significant difference in a person's life. We always try to identify other resources that might exist in our community or elsewhere, but there are times that no such program exists. This is when we've wanted the help of an angel.

This angel - our Angel Fund - is now being created in memory of the late Miguel Balsa by his family and many friends. Miguel was a beloved young man, scholar and teacher who died from colon cancer in December 2013. He had been involved with the Cancer Resource Center for some time, and he possessed a special kindness that allowed him to connect with others going through treatment. When we realized that Miguel's middle name was Ángel, we knew that the Angel Fund was meant to be.

Click here to read a lovely tribute to Miguel, written by his husband, Gerard Aching, and to learn how you can contribute.


(Finger Lakes Beverage Center, Kinko's, Ace Security, etc.).
Those are private lots and the owners have requested that we not park there.

There is free parking on Green St., a free municipal parking lot on
W. Buffalo St. (between Meadow & Fulton), or we can help you with
change for the meters in front of the building. 
Sorry for the inconvenience!

Click here to see a YouTube video of Bob
talking about his book for Rare Disease Report.

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 July
Support Services Guide & CRCFL Brochure

Inspirational video by Ithaca College student Kyle Vorbach.
What an amazing job he did capturing our essence here at CRCFL. Thank you, Kyle!

~ CRCFL Photo Albums


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