The Emily Virkler Memorial Boutique Fund

This fund was created in memory of Emily Virkler by her loving family and friends.

Emily (Eshelman) Virkler was a beloved daughter, spouse, mother and friend who died from brain cancer in November 2017. She grew up in Ithaca, graduating from Ithaca High School in 1994 and Cornell University in 1998. Emily had a strong connection with the Cancer Resource Center; she attended support groups, participated in annual Walkathons, and served as a CRC volunteer. Emily’s smile, kindness, and positive attitude through more than ten years of surgeries, chemo, and radiation had a profound effect on all who had the pleasure of meeting her. Losing one’s hair during cancer treatment is a common and unsettling side effect which Emily experienced several times. Having the support of CRC and a team of professionals to enhance one’s appearance makes a difference to many as they live as fully as possible with cancer.

Contributions to this fund serve as ongoing support for CRC’s Boutique. Thanks to your generosity, CRC is able to provide free wigs, head coverings, prostheses, and more to anyone who needs support.

Each item from The Boutique comes with a card remembering Emily. Supporting cancer survivors to look and feel good truly represents Emily’s spirit, caring, and goodwill toward others.

Click here to learn more about The Boutique.
Click here to see lots of pictures of available items!

To make a donation to the Emily Virkler Memorial Boutique Fund 

– Online (click here)
– Venmo @CRCFL
– Text EMILY to (202) 858-1233
– Call CRC to donate with a credit card
– Make checks out to “CRC” and mail to:
Cancer Resource Center
612 West State St.

Ithaca, NY 14850

Your donation makes it possible for CRC to provide free wigs, head coverings, prosthetics and more to individuals with cancer in our community, free of charge.

Emily’s family was featured in a Hospicare video regarding palliative care services.

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