Click to download a registration form.
Please enjoy some photos from last years Day of Renewal:

The spa awaits you!

A happy participant.

Peaceful morning yoga.

Save the Date for the 3rd Annual Men’s Adventure Day

Our 3rd Annual Men’s Adventure Day will take us to watch the Syracuse Chiefs play the Columbus Clippers. It will take place
on Sunday afternoon, May 18. Join us and become friends with other men from our area who have had cancer. Thanks to a generous donation from CFCU, the cost to participate is just $10. Tickets to the baseball game, food, and transportation are provided. We’ll have a luxury suite, which provides shade from the sun as well as access to private bathrooms. To register or ask questions, contact Bob Riter at bob@crcfl.net or 277-0960.

To Our Friends at CFCU:

A huge thank you to CFCU Community Credit Union for sponsoring our Women’s “Day of Renewal” on April 27 and the “Men’s Adventure Day” on May 18. These two events have become treasured annual events in our community. It’s an opportunity to make new friends, relax, and enjoy. Thank you CFCU!

Cancer Research Meeting – Wednesday April 9 from 5:15-6:45pm

“Good Cells Gone Bad: How & Why Healthy Cells are Recruited by Cancer Cells.”
Presented by Sara Che
at the Cornell University Vet School Hagan Room
(Note permanent new time & location)

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 to Cornell, call Bob at 277-0960.

For more info & to see the slides from earlier presentations, visit this page on our website.

Sneak Preview:
Photos of the performers rehearsing for THAT 70’s Show!

& some of the bands

They’re a little bit country and a little bit rock-n-roll….

…..and disco and punk and Motown!

Join the Purple Valley, The Tarps, El Caminos, The Resonations, Golden Fang, and more to celebrate CRC in 70’s style. Put on your bell bottoms & come on down to theHangar Theater!

Ticket donations & concessions benefit CRC. Tickets are general admission, Pay-As-You-Can and are available at the Cancer Resource Center and Ithaca Guitar Works.

Click here for more details on Facebook &here to print a poster to hang. Thank you!

Click here to share the Interior Design Facebook Event Page!

Our generous Interior Design hosts: Christopher Lowell & Lynda Myers

Art Exhibit/CRC Fundraiser by Eva M. Capobianco

State of the Art Gallery

Opening Reception

Friday, April 4th, 5:00-8:00pm.

Click here for details!

Mark your calendars for the first Annual CRCFL GOLF OPEN

Click here to download a golf tournament registration form.

This Month’s KUDOS go to:

The Lansing Elementary School Student Council presenting Bob with a donation in support of the work of the Cancer Resource Center.


Everyone who designated their gifts to us at the Ithaca Alternatives Gift Fair
in December…. because of your generosity we received almost $1,500.

……and to Nancy Istock:

CRC Volunteer, E-news Proof Reader Extraordinaire
and Founder of our Medical Supply Recycling Program

We are so grateful for all she does for CRC, but we wanted to
give a special shout-out for her tireless efforts to get donated
medical supplies free of charge to those in need.

The Colondar – Available for $10 at The Cancer Resource Center!

If you, or someone you love,
has colon cancer,
this calendar is inspiring!

that meets monthly on the 2nd & 4th Tuesday
from 5:30-7pm at CRC. Come join us!

For 10 years The Colondar has shown the world that colorectal cancer CAN happen to you if you’re under 50. Or even 30, for that matter. This year we celebrate the hope that comes from surviving cancer. While innocence may be lost, there is a way to be positive and rise above the challenge. Meet 12 survivors who embody the strength that surviving something like cancer can bring. Each of the 12 truly see life as a gift. Regardless of your struggle, be inspired by those who’ve found a way to look on the bright side and find the silver lining.

Amazing art by some of the ladies in our community:

Art created by some women who participate in our groups is hanging at CRC.

Rockin’ Shoe Art worn by Joanne!

Come by and see it or consider sharing some
of your own work.

New DVDs at CRC Library…Come Check them out and give it a try!

From Memorial Sloan Kettering:
Recently, qigong has been found to be an effective complementary therapy for cancer patients. Clinical studies have found that it positively affects psychological and emotional symptoms including anxiety, mood, depression and quality of life.  Qigong has also demonstrated effectiveness in ameliorating physical symptoms experienced by cancer patients such as pain, numbness, dizziness, fatigue, inflammation, and cognitive function. Preliminary findings suggest that it may help reduce upper limb lymphedema in breast cancer survivors.

More research is needed to not only confirm these findings, but to more fully elucidate the mechanisms by which qigong exerts its positive effects. Patients should be aware that qigong is not a cancer treatment per se, but can be practiced to help alleviate symptoms associated with cancer.

Volunteers Needed: Good Listeners

The Cancer Resource Center seeks compassionate
volunteers with good listening skills to provide support
to people with cancer. Candidates must be available to
volunteer for 3 hours on a weekly basis.
Contact Sharon Kaplan (sharon@crcfl.net or 277-0960) for more information or download a volunteer application.

In March we are very grateful for the donations we received from our wonderful community:

In Memory of:

Fred Manzella
Roger Spanswick
Merilyn Decker Smith
Megan Anderson
Margaret Haring
Denise Fry
Fred Wiener

In Honor of:

Fran Manzella

Please help us promote the many services we offer:

You can help us any of the following ways:
1) If you haven’t already, “like” our page.
2) Then invite your friends to “like” us too by clicking on “Invite Your Friends to Like This Page” (the box on the right side of our page below our list of friends) then click “See all” & start inviting!
3) “Share” our page on your timeline and ask YOUR friends to “like” us.
After that,
4) “Like” as many posts, pictures, events, etc. as you can, as often as you can. “Liking” is what makes our posts come up on peoples newsfeeds, which is how we can get the word out about all the resources we have to offer at CRC.
And if you REALLY want to go crazy:
5) “Share” things we post on your own timeline or on a friends timeline.
And of course,
6) Always sign up for our “events” and then “share” them on your timeline & invite others to join
(even if you can’t come yourself). Thank you!! Everyone at CRCFL appreciates all you do for us!

Groups we offer:

Colorectal Group
Men’s Breakfast Club
New to Cancer Group
Pat’s Group, Living with Cancer as Chronic Disease
Women’s Noon Group
Young Adult Group

(Click here for full calendar)

Donate to the Cancer Resource Center

It’s easy to donate to the Cancer Resource Center
through the Network for Good website.

We’re proud that all donations to CRC remain here in our community.

Bob Riter’s articles in the Ithaca Journal last month:

Keeping in Balance                                                      The Look People Give You

Cancer in the News

The Patience of Jim Kelly (ESPN)

Last Chemo at Odds with Patient Wishes? (MedPage)

A Second Embrace, with Heart and Eyes Open (NY Times)

A Story of Perseverance (This is a New York Time’s article about an ESPN anchor’s experience with cancer of the appendix)

Why Black Women Die of Cancer
(NY Times)

A Tumor, the Embryo’s Evil Twin (NY Times)

A Wedding in Intensive Care (NY Times)

Websites to Note

Eating Well During Cancer (A video series from Dana Farber Cancer Institute)

The Latest Findings on Supplements and Cancer Risk (AICR)

Personalized Medicine
(Biomarker Basics) CURE Magazine

Breast Cancer Risk: Red Wine vs White Wine (The title is misleading because wine really isn’t the focus, but it’s a good short video that discusses breast cancer risk reduction.)

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