Don’t miss this great line-up!

The Ithaca Times just published a nice article about the benefit concert.

It’s time to Rock the Walk! Check out our new Walkathon & 5K Run website to sign up or sponsor someone today!

Check out our new Walkathon & 5K Run website at

It’s time to register for the Walk or Run, start a team, sponsor a participant & more!
Join our event on Facebook & share with your friends. Start your fundraising early to
qualify to win prizes. It’s going to be another great event!

Giving is Gorges!

The Cancer Resource Center is proud to be participating in Tompkins County’s first Giving Day on August 28, 2015.

Giving is Gorges was established by a collaborative group to celebrate the spirit of philanthropy in Tompkins County and surrounding areas. The purpose of this powerful giving experience is to unite our community members around causes in which they truly believe and help support local nonprofit organizations. Read more about it here.

GiveGab is Great!

Thank you, GiveGab for the beautiful Walk/Run website, for supporting all of
our community events both financially
and by volunteering, and for being our
first GOLD Corporate Sponsor for the
2015 Walkathon & 5K Run.

We love you!

Our Second Annual CRC President’s Cup was a huge success:

We raised over $8,000, all of which remains right here in Tompkins County.

We want to thank: GiveGab for our wonderful website (it’s not too late to donate!), the Country Club of Ithaca for our beautiful location, and all of our sponsors: Andrews Agency, Kionix, Sciarabba Walker, Retirement Essentials, Mathnasium, P & W Wood, CMC, CFCU, GiveGab, Jim Salk, Kyu Whang,Tom & Lisa LiVigne and all the participants & volunteers. Special thanks to Ed Moscato for organizing the event but mostly for putting up with Jyl!

Kyu Whang’s Team won this year’s      —> President’s Cup (click for more pictures.)

Looking for a speaker for your civic group or organization?

We enjoy making presentations to civic organizations, classrooms, businesses, and just about anyone who wants to learn more about living with cancer and how to help a person with cancer.

Here’s a “review” of Bob’s recent presentation to the Ithaca Rotary:

When he speaks, Bob fills the room with reassurance. His smile is calming even through the dire nature of his topic. His voice is steady and expressive, presenting all at once the wisdom of doctor, nurse, social worker, friend, and guy in line at Wegmans who confides, “yeah, been there, done that, got the t-shirt.

Bob’s presentation was a step-by-step, start to finish, what do you say and how do you act when suddenly there is cancer — someone, somewhere — in your life. So many practical questions were answered that it would be impossible to cover them all here.

Throughout his talk, Bob emphasized that those on the sidelines need more than anything to be good listeners, and be present. He closed with a Shaker saying, “Let your words be few and seasoned with grace.”

To arrange a presentation, contact Bob at or 277-0960.

Join us for Fun, Food & Friends at the Third Tuesday Gathering!

This month the “Third Tuesday Gathering” will be Aug. 18 from 5:30-7pm at CRC (light refreshments served).

The topic will be “The alphabet soup” of your care team. 
Come to find out what all the letters behind a professionals name mean to you and your care. Survivors, caregivers and friends come together to enjoy each other’s company, laugh and partake in a little education.
We are open to new ideas on what you would like “your gathering” to be. We would love to have YOU & your loved ones join us!  Monica

Caregiver Corner

Challenges that caregivers face every day are highlighted in new research noted on the eCare Diary Web. Also, take a look at our updated compilation of resources for caregivers.

Our monthly group for Family, Friends, and Caregivers of individuals with cancer will meet at 5:30pm on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at CRCFL. Please join us!

For more information about the group or other issues related to being a caregiver, contact Fran at

Thank you, Jen Mattison of
LiteRock 97.3 for “adopting” us. She has recorded several public service announcements on our behalf. We love her voice, and we love her!

Check out these items
on ebay
. If they sell, we
get 10% of the proceeds.
Thank you, jfmeih8642!

Thank you, Chet Whitlock,
for helping out with the maintanence at the center.

Thank you to the Finger Lakes GrassRoots Festival
& to everyone who bought a ticket during the promotion that raised $1670!!

Thank you Ithaca Sunrise Rotary Club for donating
$330 from the “Fines &
Happy Dollars”
fund. We’re using this money to provide refreshments for “Pat’s Group” which is our group for individuals living with advanced cancers.

Thank you to the “Faith Explorers” of the Children’s Ministries of St. Paul’s Methodist Church for raising $150 in honor of their family & friends who have cancer.

Lee Ginenthal creating a patio as part of our Healing Garden. Stop by and see it – Lee’s work is amazing!

Red’s Place is Going Pink in October

Wear pink when you visit Red’s Place in October & they will donate 10% of your food bill to us! You do not need to ask for, or say anything…. just wear PINK!

This is the second year that Red’s Place has organized this event, and we are truly thrilled to be collaborating with them again. Not to mention, we love their food! See you there!

No Cancer Research Meeting this month

We’re taking a summer vacation and won’t meet in August. Stay tuned for information about September’s meeting, which will spotlight cancer from the patient’s perspective.

These monthly seminars present up-to-date cancer research in lay language. Researchers, students, clients, and members of the public are welcome. If you’d like to receive reminders about upcoming research meetings, please email Bob Riter.

Last month, we were very grateful for the donations that we received from our wonderful community:

In memory of:

Albert R. Moore
Butch Sincebaugh
Carole A. Bigogni
Dominic DiStefano
Donna Lawson Simpson
Elizabeth Eddy Ives & Winston Spencer Ives
Judy Dietz
Katherine Stephanie
Lino Pareja
Maria Rabb
Murrel (Joyce) Inman
Patricia Thonney
Paul Steiger
Phyllis Estelle Snyder
Robert Carl
Robert Leckey
Robin Shorts
Steven Anthony Kolberg
Sue Gillis
Susan Thurston
Willard Daetsch
Yonella Salamida

In honor of:

Beth Jolles’ retirement
Emily’s Team at CMC
Irene & Micki Kolberg
Janet Ernisse’s birthday
Jo Ellen Hedlund
Kathie Berghorn
Laurie Johnson
Trina Schickel
Wendy & David Tooker’s 50th Wedding Anniversary

Bob Riter’s articles in the Ithaca Journal last month

Retired Nurses and Their Memories of Cancer

Don’t Assume You Understand Another Person’s Cancer

Cancer in the News

Rehab before cancer treatment can help patients bounce back (NPR)

When cancer triggers (or hides) an eating disorder (NY Times)

Doctors press for action to lower unsustainable prices for cancer drugs (NPR)

We’re finally winning the battle against the phrase, “Battle with cancer.” (SLATE)

Chemo doesn’t help end-stage cancer patients (USA Today)

After cancer’s calm, a daughter’s emotional storm (NY Times)

Websites to Note

Classic articles about cancer from the Journal of the National Cancer Institute

A triumph in the war against cancer (Smithsonian). This 2011 article recounts
the discovery of Gleevec.

OMG Cancer Summit for Young Adults
(in NYC!)

When a co-worker has cancer: What to say (Cancer and Careers)

Mouth problems during cancer treatment (MacMillan Cancer Support)

We’re proud that all donations to CRCFL stay local

It’s easy to donate to the Cancer Resource Center through
GiveGab, PayPal, Amazon Smile, Goodshop, Ebay Giving Works.

Take Note

CRCFL Groups


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