E-News for May 2009
Cancer Resource Center Updates
- 15th Annual CRCFL Celebration and Meeting on Thursday, May 14! Featured speaker: Kate Murphy of the Colorectal Cancer Coalition - "One Woman's story. Colorectal Cancer: From Screening to Surviving." Noon. Holiday Inn on Cayuga Street in Ithaca. $20 registration (scholarships available). Call 277-0960 or firstname.lastname@example.org to register. Click here to download the printed invitation.
- Ever wonder what a cancer cell looks like? Our "Second Wednesdays" Program on May 13 will feature Dr. Daniel Sudilovsky, Chair of the Department of Pathology at Cayuga Medical Center, who will present "Cancer Under the Microscope." We meet from 4:30 - 6:00 in the Bonnie Howell Conference Room at Cayuga Medical Center. Everyone is welcome, including loved ones. For more information, call 277-0960.
- Few people remember (or understand) everything the doctor tells them when they're first diagnosed with cancer. Beginning on May 26, we'll hold monthly sessions of Cancer 101 at 7:00 pm in our office at 612 W. State St. The sessions are targeted to people newly diagnosed with cancer and their loved ones. We'll review the basics of cancer and patiently answer every question. It's also a good opportunity to meet others who have been recently diagnosed. The program is free of charge. Registration is preferred, but not required. For more information, or to register, call 277-0960 or email@example.com. The program will be held the 4th Tuesday of each month. Note that our library/resource room is open until 7:00 pm each Tuesday, so feel free to come early and browse.
- Yoga class begins May 7. Nick Boyar, who has extensive experience teaching yoga to people with cancer, will teach a six-week Thursday morning yoga class at Island Health and Fitness, beginning May 7, from 9:30 - 11:00 am. Nick's approach is to offer gentle and appropriate body movements and stretches, guided deep relaxation, meditation, and other stress-reduction practices which have been used successfully in wellness programs for people with cancer. No experience is necessary. Class meets at Island Health and Fitness. No charge but registration is required. 277-0960.
- In honor of National Cancer Survivor's Day, we're holding an ice cream social on Sunday, June 6 in the Cass Park Pavilion from 1-4. Please join us!
- Walk with us in the Ithaca Festival Parade! For the first time ever, we're going to participate in the parade which will be held on Thursday, May 28. We need you!! Would you like to participate? Would you like to help us brainstorm fun ideas? Please call us at 277-0960 or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 2nd Annual Bunny O'Brien-Schassburger Memorial Hawaiian Open Golf Tournament, sponsored by the Tompkins/Cortland Chapter of the NYS Nurse Practitioner Association, will be held Saturday, May 30 with the benefits donated to CRCFL. Organizations can participate in this event by sponsoring one (1) of the eighteen (18) course holes for a tax-deductible $100. Click here for details.
- The Twin Tiers Komen Race for the Cure in Elmira will be held Sunday, May 17. Grants from Komen help CRCFL assist uninsured women in Tompkins County. You can register online or by mail.
- This year's Cayuga Dressage and Combined Training Annual USDF Recognized Show will be a fundraiser to benefit the Cancer Resource Center of the Finger Lakes. Join us on June 20-21 at Chemung Fairgrounds, Horseheads, NY. The Cayuga Dressage and Combined Training Club (CDCT) is a group of horse lovers dedicated to the two disciplines in its name, dressage and combined training.
- Anita Mann and her Girls are performing a drag show at the Oasis Dance Club (formerly the Common Ground) on Sunday, May 31 from 7-9. $5 cover charge to benefit CRCFL.
Websites that caught our eye
- Lotsa Helping Hands
- Chemotherapy and Hair Loss (Mayo Clinic Newsletter)
- Cancer Risk: What the Numbers Mean (Mayo Clinic Newsletter)
- How you can have cancer drugs - IVs, Ports, etc. (Cancer Research UK)
Cancer in the News
- Advances Elusive in the Drive to Cure Cancer (NY Times)
- Women Pay the Price for Health Insurance (NPR)
- Do you Know what your doctor is talking about? (NY Times)
- Cancer Survivors and Their Doctors have Different Expectations of Care (NCI Bulletin)
- As Pills Treat Cancer, Insurance Lags Behind (NY Times)
- Is "Better Safe than Sorry" Reason Enough for a Law? (NPR)