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 email@example.com or call our office 607-277-0960.
“Volunteers are not paid because they are worthless, but because they are PRICELESS” ~unknown
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.
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!
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 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.
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.