Bob Riter’s Book is here!

When Your Life is Touched by Cancer, a compilation of his popular columns in the Ithaca Journal, has been released nationally. It will be widely available in bookstores and through national online retailers such as Amazon and is also available at CRCFL for $15 each or two for $25.

All proceeds from the sale of the book are being donated to the Cancer Resource Center.

Article in the Ithaca Journal, Book Review by Alysa Cummings & Radio interview

Cancer Research Meeting – Wednesday Feb. 12th from 5:15-6:45pm

“Obesity and Liver Cancer” Presented by Dr. Elizabeth Moore
Cornell University Vet School Hagan Room
(Note New Time & Location)

This month, we’ll hold the meeting on the Cornell campus, and we plan to alternate future meetings between the Cancer Resource Center and Cornell.

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.

Financial Advocates Program

When you’re dealing with cancer, you often don’t have the energy you need to call insurance companies or to research possible sources of financial assistance.

We have a group of volunteers ready to advocate on your behalf. They can make calls, suggest resources, fill out forms, or otherwise make life just a little easier.

If you’d like assistance from a financial advocate, contact Bob Riter at or 277-0960.

Volunteer Thank You Breakfast a Success!!

Jan. 29th, CRC staff had a chance to show appreciation for our amazing volunteers by preparing a tasty breakfast.  Thank you to everyone who showed up for some good food and company!
Click here for a few photos from the event.

CRC Does Not Solicit by Telephone

From time to time, we hear from individuals in our community who have received phone calls requesting donations to the Cancer Resource Center (or even to the Ithaca Breast Cancer Alliance – our name until 2007).

We do not solicit donations by phone, so these solicitors are either representing another organization or they are misrepresenting us.

If you’re ever uncertain about a request from a cancer organization, please call our office (277-0960).


Men’s Hockey “Pink Out the Rink
(vs Union) Lynah Rink, Cornell
Fri. Feb. 14th at 7pm (new date!)

Join Cornell Athletics as they support the fight agianst breast cancer! Pink Out shirts will be sold on campus at RPCC and Trillium the week of the game and all proceeds will go to the Cancer Resource Center to help the cause here in the community. Show up in all pink on Valentine’s Day at the big game with friends and family as we aim to “Pink Out the Rink” and raise awareness for breast cancer! CRC will set up a table at the game and donations will be accepted all week.

Bone Marrow Donor Registration Drive
Fri. Feb. 14 from 3-9 pm
Bartels Hall, Cornell
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Women’s Basketball Pink Zone
Sat. Feb. 8th (vs Princeton)
Activities start at 5pm. Game starts at 6pm.
Neuman Arena, Cornell

Free Admission but donations are greatly appreciated. All the proceeds benefit CRC.Free Kids Zone with inflatable obstacle course, face painting, and mini golf.
T-shirts, canvas bags and raffle tickets will be available to purchase.

Cabin Fever
Surf-n-Turf Dinner

Jack’s Collegetown Grill in collaboration with United Way raised almost $1000 for us, AND it was delicious!!
(Click for pictures)

CRCFL Promotional Video

Please take a moment to view this YouTube video created by Ithaca College student Kyle Vorbach. What a talented young man he is;
it is truly inspirational!

The Cornell Football Team

raised over $600 selling T-shirts & wristbands at
last month’s game.

Start your weekend with this fun and energizing activity!

WHO: Open to anyone with cancer
WHEN: Saturdays, February 15th-March 22nd
TIME: 9:45-10:45 am
PLACE: Island Health & Fitness pool
FEE: $30** for the 6-week session/FREE for Island members
To register, please go to the front desk at Island Health or call 277-3861.
Questions? Contact Sharon Kaplan or call 277-0960
~ Scholarships available for those with financial hardship. Please contact Sharon to apply ~

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.

Just in! Some amazing walkathon photos by:

Jeffrey Foote & Michelle Davis and Emily Sprague


Please join us for this second annual FUNdraising event and enjoy a great
show while supporting CRCFL.

You can also help us spread the word by joining the Facebook event &/or by
hanging a poster or two!

Take Note:

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

Questions Not To Ask A Friend With Cancer       ~      Doing What I Do

Cancer in the News

Cornell team finds success sending ‘cancer-killing machines’ through bloodstream (Ithaca Journal)

How Much Time Do I Have Left? (NY Times)

Jack Andraka: The Teen Prodigy of Pancreatic Cancer (Smithsonian)

Yoga May Help Overcome Fatigue after Breast Cancer (NPR)

Ashes to Ashes, But First A Nice Pine Box(NY Times)

Websites to Note

Online Cancer Magazine & Newsletters(Rutgers – Cancer Institute of New Jersey)

Eating Well: Before, During and After Cancer Treatment (National Cancer Institute)

Thyroid Cancer (Medline Plus)

Best Cancer Blogs of 2013

Colorectal Reviews (Cochrane Collaborative Colorectal Group)





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