Come join us at Cinemapolis for fun, friends and free popcorn!!

Diagnosed with spinal cancer, 27 yr. old Adam navigates the road to recovery with the sometimes overbearing support of his crude best friend, his smothering mother & an inexperienced therapist. Inspired by a true story, 50/50 is an honest yet hysterically funny account of a young man’s journey toward healing.  Click here to pre-purchase tickets.

Sewers, Quilters, and Material Needed for New CRC Projects!

When someone goes through chemotherapy treatment for cancer it can affect them in many ways from the physical to the social to the emotional.
At the Cancer Resource Center, we try to support individuals who are experiencing the many side effects of cancer treatment.  One way we do this is by providing head scarfs, wigs, and hats for those who experience hair loss, and quilted tote bags to carry their belongings to treatment.

We are recruiting experienced sewers & quilters who would like to make beautiful head scarfs and tote bags for our clients.  We have a sample of the scarf (we are looking for someone to help us make a pattern for it) and we have some ideas for how we would like the tote bags to look. If you are interested in sewing or would like to make a donation of material for this project, please contactFran Spadafora Manzella, Associate Director.

Short survey for Caregivers

Do you regularly support and assist someone with cancer?  We would like to have your feedback on how CRC can best assist you.  Please click here to complete a brief survey.

New session starting!

The 3rd Session runs from Feb 21 to Mar 28

Volunteer Opportunity

Are you a people-person with good listening skills? CRC is looking for a Reception Volunteer to help at our downtown office on Thursday mornings. The work involves providing direct assistance to individuals calling or visiting CRC for support and information.

Rather volunteer in a hospital setting? We also need people to provide support to cancer patients receiving treatment at Cayuga Medical Center.

Please contact Sharon Kaplan for more info.

January Cancer Research Meeting

Wednesday January 14 from 5:15-6:45pm, Cornell Vet School Hagan Room

“Cancer Cell Metabolism and its Therapeutic Implications” presented by Maria V. Liberti.

Everyone is welcome. Researchers, students, clients, and members of the public all attend on a regular basis. If you’d like a ride from CRC to Cornell, call Bob at 277-0960.

Thank you to our generous community!

Thank you Omega Tau Sigma Fraternity for organizing the Annual Misster Cornell Pageant and for once again donating the proceeds to CRC. This year they raised $3,420.74, which is pretty much an all-time record for this event! Thank you for not only the generosity, but also for the highly entertaining show… We love you!

Congratulations to our friends at Running to Places Theatre Co. for winning the Tompkins Trust Company’s “Community Minute Challenge”! Thank you to everyone who voted for us!

In December, we were very grateful for the donations that we received from our wonderful community

In memory of:

Carole Ayres Bisogni
Fred Manzella
Robert Conroy
Richard “Dick” Putnam
Paul Steiger
Willard Daetsch
Richard Smalls
Dr. Victoria Stiles
Spencer Silverstein
Meg Ambry
Mickey Goldstein
Roy McMillian
Robert H. Olney
Mary Lou Harriott
Lauren Comly
Graves Franklin Ray
Sharron Thrasher
Kasson E. Crooker
Kenneth M. Jacklin
May Price
Barb Adams
Loretta Riehlman
Molly Adams
Dr. Eileen Kelly
Gadabout riders we knew

In honor of:

Andi Gladstone & Yvonne Fisher
Ann Halpern
Bob, Sharon, Kerry, Jyl & Fran (CRCFL staff)
Christine Heslop
Georgia Howe
Ilse & Fred Voss
Jean Foley & Rickie Galeotti
Kathleen Dusinberre-Carvell
Lisa Bonniwell
Mary Margaret Carmichael
Mary McIlvennie
Peter Grigorov
Sylvia Miller
Tammo & Aafke Steenhuis
Wendy Heine
Laura Michel
David Wakoff
William & Barbara Armstrong
Steve Goggin & Kate Potteiger
Saoirse McClory
Grandma Raine
Kristy Richards
Kyu & Eileen Whang
Frank & Dee Pinnisi
Dr. Charles Garbo, his associates & staff

We’re proud that all donations to CRCFL stay local

It’s easy to donate to the Cancer Resource Center through
Network for Good, Paypal, Amazon Smile or Ebay Giving Works.

Cancer in the News

The punishing cost of cancer care (NYT)

Bad luck of random mutations plays a predominant role in cancer (Johns Hopkins Medicine)

For lung cancer screening, a small dose of hope (NYT)

Your odds of surviving cancer depend very much on where you live (NPR)

Infusarium aims to take trauma out of chemotherapy for young (NYT)

Lauren Hill : I want everyone to know I didn’t give up (USA Today)

Pickling and Chemotherapy (NYT)

Connecticut teen with cancer forced to undergo chemotherapy (BuzzFeed)

Websites to Note

10 Things to Expect When You Have Cancer(Huffington Post)

A year of breast cancer (This is a wonderful photo montage video)

Cancer Australia (This organization is similar to the National Cancer Institute in the US. It’s interesting to browse through their website and publications.)

Cancer Survivor (This is the Wikipedia entry for cancer “survivor” which highlights our struggle for the right terminology.

Metastatic Breast Cancer Alliance (there’s an online version of their report, “Changing the Landscape for People Living with Metastatic Breast Cancer.”)

Cancer Statistics 2014 (This is the annual overview of cancer statistics in the United States.- it’s actually very interesting and nicely presented).

ABCDE Guide to Prevent Heart Disease in Breast Cancer Survivors  (This was just released and looks quite good).

Bob Riter’s articles in the Ithaca Journal last month

Holiday Gifts    and    Cancer and the Holidays

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