Bob Riter’s Book is on the Way!

Bob’s book, When Your Life is Touched by Cancer, a compilation of his popular column in theIthaca Journal, is being released nationally in January. It will be widely available in bookstores and through national online retailers such as Amazon. All proceeds from the sale of the book are being donated to the Cancer Resource Center

Belle Sherman classroom spreads holiday cheer

Thanks to Alison Trdan and her second grade class,
24 cancer survivors received hand made ornaments
and holiday cards.

The children made paper beads to create Christmas ornaments. Ms. Trdan learned this technique
while working in Uganda. The children used watercolors to create the holiday card and included a personalized message of hope in each card.

“After delivering the cards and taking pictures of the cancer survivors, I went back to the school to show the children the pictures. The children were thrilled to see so many happy ladies holding their art while posing for the picture.”

“Ms. Trdan mentioned that this could be an ongoing opportunity to connect the children and their art work with a community that will greatly benefit.”

Rocio Zepp – Volunteer

Cancer Research Meeting – Wednesday January 8th from 6-7:30pm

January’s research meeting will focus on angiogenesis, or how cancerous tumors develop their own blood supplies. Many newer cancer treatments (e.g., Avastin) are designed to prevent this from happening.  Peter DelNero of Cornell’s Department of Biomedical Engineering will lead the discussion.

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.

Join us at the Cancer Resource Center. Light refreshments are provided.

Cabin Fever Surf & Turf Dinner to benefit CRCFL

Register Now
Enjoy a gourmet Cabin Fever Surf and Turf Dinner at Jack’s Collegetown Grill:
Four 6pm seatings available Wed. January 15 through Sat. January 18 ($35 per ticket).

Dinner includes a cheese plate, salad, steak, lobster, and potatos. Cash bar.
For each ticket sold $10 (& a portion of the cash bar) will go to CRCFL.

Jack’s Collegetown Grill
120 Dryden Road
Ithaca, NY 14850
Directions to the event

Cornell Men’s Hockey Pink Out Fundraiser

Jan. 25 at 7pm in Lynah Rink against Clarkson University

We are excited to announce that our friends at Red Key Athlete Honor Society are organizing a Pink Out at a Men’s Ice Hockey game in order to raise money for the fight against breast cancer as well as raise awareness. They will be raising money for CRCFL & the Susan G. Komen’s Passionately Pink Initiative by selling Pink Out T-shirts for the game, taking donations, & holding a raffle. Watch for more details onFacebook as event gets closer.

Winter Village Bluegrass Festival Saturday Night Big Show
at the State Theatre
Sat. Jan. 25th at 7:30pm

To purchase tickets & learn

Gift certificates available!

($5 per ticket for purchases
before Dec. 31st will be split
between the Cancer Resource Center
and Ithaca Children’s Garden).

Visit our Writer’s Corner

Writings about and by individuals associated with the Cancer Resource Center have been compiled on our website.

Have you written about your cancer experience? We’d love to include your work.

We’re also compiling oral histories of our clients with the help of writing interns from Ithaca College. Would you like to be interviewed by a student and have your story told? Please contact Bob Riter or 277-0960.

CRCFL receives $1,500 grant for Bathroom Accessibility Project from United Way’s Youth and Philanthropy Program.

Thank you to our good friends at Omega Tau Sigma for raising a whopping $2,310 at their Annual Misster Cornell Pageant!

ToGo Event honoring exceptional town-gown collaborations.

Thank you Burns & Kristy
for raising $800!
If you’ve never heard
them play, you’re missing
out on a real treat!

Thank you also goes out toRoberta Dixon who orchestrated yet another fundraiser for us with her amazing art and raised over $100.00 selling 2014 calendars.

And last but not least:

thank you to the folks at
McCune & Murphy Physical Therapy for their annual October fundraiser


to Anna Furman
for selling scarves at Neighborhood Pride.

Did you have Aetna health insurance at any point during 2001-2013?

If so, you may be eligible for some reimbursement through a class action lawsuit that alleged that Aetna paid inadequate out-of-network payments to providers. Here is a link for more informationand the form to submit a claim (which must be postmarked by March 28, 2014).

“Final” Tally: Walkathon/5K Run raised $185,189!

Last call to collect your prize for Fundraising &/or Race time.  Stop by today!

Water Exercise Class Resumes in February

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.

Calendar of events

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

The Vivid Images of Cancer                 ~                       New Years Wishes

Cancer in the News

Why Everyone Seems to Have Cancer (NY Times)

Cancer Survivors Celebrate their Cancerversary (NY Times)

Childhood Cancer’s New Conumdrum (WSJ)

Tackling a racial gap in breast cancer survival (NY TImes)

Janet Rowley, Who Discovered Cancer Can be Genetic, Dies at 88 (NY Times)

After a Cancer Diagnosis: Lessons in Priorities (NPR)

Life Interrupted, by a Dog (NY Times)

Websites to Note

Watch Cancer Patients Get Outlandish Makeovers (The Atlantic)

The Tutu Project

What is Cancer? Much More than a Disease(An interview with Stanford University Anthropologist Lochlann Jain).

Excellent publications from the Cancer Support Community. (They can be downloaded or ordered)




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