E-news July 27, 2021
LIGHTS – CAMERA – ACTION!

Once you choose hope, anything is possible ~ Christopher Reeves

LIGHTS – CAMERA – ACTION!! CRC wants to make you famous!

We are looking for anyone who has been diagnosed with any kind of cancer for a portrait project “Why we are here!” There is no better way to express our purpose and mission than showing the faces of hope of the people we serve.

 

If you are newly diagnosed, a long time survivor or going through treatment….we want to immortalize your spirit! Anyone who has been supported by CRC, past or present, is eligible.  The portraits will be taken by Sheryl Sinkow….so you know we will capture your beauty and spirit!  Please email Kim – CRC ED kim@crcfl.net if you are interested! 

 
 

Hospicare & Palliative Care Services & CRC both share a common goal to be accessible to diverse populations throughout our community. Throughout the year, we’ve connected faith leaders with our resources through programming such as webinars, and promotional outreach via digital and print materials.

Our goals were to listen to the needs of the faith leaders and to help bridge the gap between faith and healthcare. If you would like us to connect with your organization, please contact us. For more information on our organizations you may visit crcfl.net and hospicare.orgOur teams are ready to serve you!

 

Living Well with Cancer – August 17, 5:30-7pm Meets on the 3rd Tuesday of each month. Speakers present various health-related topics including wellness and complementary medicine. Open to the public. This months LWWC is “An Introduction to Skin Cancer and Mohs Surgery”
Email info@crcfl.net to learn more & join.

 

“Writing Your Cancer Story” participants spent some time in the CRC Healing Garden, attending the first session with facilitator Jane Segelken.

This group spent two hours processing and writing about their experience with cancer. Jane was able to use prompts to gently guide people into accessing their thoughts and emotions.  As opposed to talking, writing has the added benefit of including time for reflection and introspection that talking doesn’t allow.

Volunteer Spotlight
Ted Melchen has worn a lot of different hats. He is a retired commercial pilot as well as a business owner. He plays guitar and mandolin in various bands. He also served on the Danby town Board for 9 years and the Hangar Theater Board of Directors for 3 years.

 

More recently, he has signed on as a Reception Volunteer with CRC. Having been a caregiver to a family member with cancer has given Ted an appreciation for the services we offer. He gains a lot of personal satisfaction from helping others. We love the calm and friendly presence he brings to our office.

“Virtually Together” is the name of our newest group! Ed Abelson won the contest for suggesting the name “Together.” We tweaked it to capture its on-line format. It will meet by Zoom the 2nd Tuesday of each month 5:30-7pm, and is open to everyone – cancer patients, survivors, loved ones, all genders, and those affected by any type and stage of cancer. 

It will be led by retired CRC Executive Director, Bob Riter (who’s had both breast and prostate cancers.) To register for the group and to receive the Zoom link please email bobriter@gmail.com.

The CRC Peer to Peer Support Program is a free confidential service connecting patients & caregivers with mentors who provide the perspective of “someone who’s been there.” Mentors listen, extend emotional support, and offer practical advice. They do not provide medical advice.

The program is open to all touched by any type of cancer. Learn more about receiving or giving P2P support, click here & scroll down to “Peer to Peer Support”.
 

Have you been told you have Lymphedema? Have you had surgery? You may be at risk for Lymphedema.

CRC invites you to review our resources online, browse our extensive lending library, talk to staff one-on-one, and/or join our Lymphedema Support Group meeting 5:30-7pm on the 5th Tuesday of each month.

All services are offered free of charge. For more information, email info@crcfl.net or call 607-277-0960.

Support Group Updates

Click here to check out some changes and additions in our popular support groups and wellness activities, and here for more information on how to join!

Wishing a Happy August Birthday to these fabulous volunteers: Skip Hewitt, Christine Wilbur and Kayla Lyon

Save the Date!

E-news July 1. 2021
“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is…..

…what are you doing for others?” ~Martin Luther King Jr.

CRC Seeks Compassionate Volunteers to help support our diverse community of clients.

A cancer Diagnosis can be one of the most devastating things to happen to someone, Cancer does not care where you live, what your income is, your gender, who you love, or the color of your skin…it is indiscriminate!  

When clients enter our office, they are greeted with a smile, empathy and hope by our wonderful volunteers!

Some of our Volunteers are a daily comforting presence in both Radiation Medicine and Infusion Services, offering a warm blanket, a hot drink or just an ear, providing support and information to cancer patients and their caregivers. 

We would love to have you join our amazing dedicated group!

Our need requires availability on weekdays during office hours for both support at the Infusion and Radiation labs and in our office. 

If you feel you would like to help make a difference Please visit our website or contact Sharon Kaplan at sharon@crcfl.net or call our office 607-277-0960.

“Volunteers are not paid because they are worthless, but because they are PRICELESS” ~unknown

We love our partnership with JT Tompkins and Staples.They donate supplies, give us discounts & are Corporate Sponsors for our Annual Walkathon.

Check out our profile on Staples Connect.

Thank you to everyone who designated CRC for their #GivingIsGorges contribution this year.

 
 
 

CRC/CMC Living Well With Cancer Workshop: Meets on the 3rd Tuesday of each month. Speakers will present various health-related topics including wellness and complementary medicine. Open to the public.

This months LWWC is July 20 at 5:30pm: “Send it to the lab: inside the black box”

What happens to specimens and how are diagnoses made:
• What is the lab?
• Journey of a specimen through pathology
• Frozen section analysis
• Triage and on-site adequacy
• Ancillary pathology tests relevant to oncology patients
• Advances in microbiology relevant to oncology patients

Dr. Elizabeth Plocharczyk is a pathologist at CMC.

Ray Pompilio won $250 in the Tompkins County Debit Card Design Contest which was donated to CRC on his behalf. Congratulations & thank you, Ray!
– Visit a TTC office to get this debit card design today –

 
 

Writing Your Cancer Story is a 4-part series facilitated by Jane Baker Segelken offered to people with cancer, whether they are in active treatment or not. Writing can be a powerful form of therapy, helping us express emotions and feelings in a way that encourages reflection. Whether you do regular journaling or none at all, check out this insightful and inspirational offering!

 

Cancer Screening Saves Lives
Cancer doesn’t wait.  Neither should you!  Regular cancer screening can save your life.  Screening tests can help to detect changes in your body BEFORE they become cancerous as well as catch cancer early enough when it may be easier to treat.  Many tests are available at no cost/ low cost or are covered by insurance. 

 
 

Talk to your doctor about which screening tests are right for you.

  • 25+ Cervical Screening
  • 45+ Colorectal and breast Screening
  • 50+ Discuss Lung Screening with your doctor

Learn more at cancer.org/get-screened or info@crcfl.net.

New Zoom group forming; open to everyone! Win lunch with Bob Riter & Kim Pugliese! Help us come up with a name highlighting that the group is open and welcoming to everyone. If your suggestion is adopted, you’ll win the prize! Learn more here.

 

Wishing these fabulous volunteers a happy summer birthday!

Georgia Howe, Linda Nobles, John Zavaski, Barbara Groo, and Cynthia Nicholson

 

 

E-News June 17, 2021
Horses, Kids, and Prizes….oh my!
       

                          Save the Date!

July 23rd
Please consider CRC for your contribution! 

 

CRC/Ithaca Equestrian Center Painting in the Pasture 

Families who have been affected by cancer were invited to the Ithaca Equestrian Center and treated to equestrian demonstrations and then invited to “Play with Watercolor” led by Lisa Baechtle. 

Special thanks to: Paula & Russ Wedemeyer at EIC for hosting & sharing their beautiful facility, CTB/IB for the yummy cookies, attending families who for their enthusiastic participation, Mark Kreydt for the great pictures, and our amazing staff and volunteers, especially Monica Vakiner, Nancy Whitebird & Marcie Kreydt, who always give from the heart to our mission. 

 

Free Summer Camps for Children Whose Parents Have Cancer Virtual camp available this summer on August 15-20 (also in-person fall weekend retreat Sept. 24-26) Click here for more info on Camp Kesem & Camp Good Days.

 

New Zoom group forming; open to everyone…What we need is a name to highlight that it’s open and welcoming to everyone. If your suggestion is adopted, you’ll win a prize! Learn more here.

 

New ED shares goals Article in Tompkins Weekly: “The staff here is extremely dedicated & knowledge-able. They really do want to help everyone affected by cancer,” Pugliese said. “We don’t charge for our services, and if there is something we don’t know, we will look for answers.” Click here for full article.

 

Poem received by CRC; “My sister in Connecticut is at the end we hope of two years of very intense treatment.  She wrote thus poem to her husband. I asked her permission to share it. I believe many can relate.” Can you relate?

 

 

Writing Your Cancer Story A 4-part series facilitated by Jane Baker Segelken. Writing can be a powerful form of therapy, helping us express emotions and feelings in a way that encourages reflection. Whether you do regular journaling or none at all, check out this insightful and inspirational offering! 

 
 

Volunteers, Live in person! We had a milestone moment on June 2nd with our first live volunteer “meeting” in 15 months. On June 15th, we welcomed our first volunteers back to the office and the chemo suite at CMC. Such a joy to finally connect in person again! Check out all these happy volunteer faces.

 

 

Learn how AmazonSmile gives back! Do your regular shopping, and Amazon will donate a % to CRC. Father’s Day is coming up on June 20, and Amazon Prime Day is June 22 (great deals!). 

 

The Dryden Varsity Lacrosse team played their last home game in honor & memory of Kimberly Passalugo (one of the players mothers who had brain cancer).  The team wore grey cancer ribbons on their helmets & held a 50/50 raffle raising $132 for CRC.

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