Improving our Accessibility!

Thank you Ithaca Sertoma Club, HOLT Architects, and Welliver Construction!

Fareed Abdulky (left) and Ron Davenport(right), presenting a $17,000 check from theIthaca Sertoma Club to CRC Board MemberSkip Hewitt (center). The money
is being used to renovate our back porch and make our building more wheelchair accessible.  Click here to see photos of the installation in progress.

Two well-known local firms provided their expertise and talent to make this project a reality: HOLT Architects provided the design work and Welliver is doing the construction. (Special thanks toAndrew Gil of HOLT who worked on many version of the plans over the past few years). Both organizations generally work on much larger projects, but became involved with us
in a true spirit of community service.

We’ll have a dedication ceremony later this summer to more formally thank the individuals and organizations who contributed to this project. We’ll keep you posted!

Youth & Philanthropy Program at United Way of Tompkins County

Cairo Archer, Alison Twang, Kara Johnson & Troy Sutfin of the Youth and Philanthropy Program at United Way of Tompkins County visiting the Cancer Resource Center.

Cairo, Kara and Troy were among the students who made a grant to CRC to make our downstairs bathroom wheelchair accessible. (Alison coordinates the program).  We invited them here to see the tangible results of their efforts.

Maxie’s Chicken Fried Fundraiser – big success!

On Tuesday June 24th, Maxie’s Supper Club collected $5 for every chicken (or tofu) dinner & $1 for every Bacchus beer sold. They also provided free music, great service & delicious food AND distributed T-shirts & “save the date” cards for our upcoming Walkathon/5K Run. The results? Everyone who attended had a great dinner & a great time, AND Maxie’s raised over $1000 for CRCFL!  We love our neighbors!

                       SIGN UP TODAY
for the 1st Annual CRCFL GOLF OPEN

~ Less than a month away! ~

8:00am Registration, 9:00am Shotgun Start. Lunch provided.
Join a Team and Play; $125 per participant or $500 per team,
includes team golf cart and lunch.
Click here to download a golf tournament registration form.
Deadline for registrations and sponsorships has been extended to July 15th.

Golf Open Sponsors:

Gold Sponsor: CFCU Community Credit Union
Trophy Sponsors: Joel Leistikow & Ed Moscato
Lunch Sponsor: Cayuga Medical Center
Tee/Green Sign Sponsors: Just a Taste, Moscato Associates, Lansing Market,
Kyu & Eileen Whang and Eugene & Mercedes Peroni

Cynthia Nicholson, Gardener Extraordinaire

Kudos for the superb gardening work at CRC. Amongst the lovely flowers in the two window boxes & the urn there are some surprises. Adding to the color & texture are parsley, marjoram & mint. She planted the mint — in particular — so visitors, staff and volunteers can add a fresh snip to their tea. Thanks, Cindy, for your visual and tasteful creativity. What a delight!

Thank you Cornell Police!

Members of the Cornell University Police Department raced against other local law enforcement and emergency response agencies during a charity rowing event on June 19 in the Ithaca Inlet near Cass Park. Donations were collected during the race forGenesee Valley Concerns of Police Survivors and CRCFL.

This month’s Kudos go to:

LACS for donating almost $700 raised
at this year’s “Climb-a-thon.”         —–>

Elaina Rogers for designating CRC the recipient of Uncle Timmy’s tips ($140)!

Thank you to the Ithaca Sunrise Rotary Club for choosing CRC to be the recipient of its “Fines and Happy Dollars” fund.

A Huge Thank You to Nancy Banner of The Holistic Kitchen!

Nancy shared with The Women’s Noon Group a beautiful day at theJust Be Cause Center and lots of information to create simple and convenient healthy food. Also thank you Jerry Dietz for the lovely patio and hospitality!  Click on photo to see full image —————->

Click link to learn more about The Holistic Kitchen.

Our front porch looks refreshed thanks to the weekend efforts of Ithaca Boy Scout Troop 2.

Ben Stewart organized the work as his Eagle Scout Project.

Note the stand-up bulletin board that Ben constructed. We’ll use it to highlight upcoming events. It’s all terrific!

Our brand new beautiful back porch stairs!!

To the Newfield Lioness Clubfor donating $200 again this year, we say “thank you!”

Bob Riter accepting a check from the “Live Like Liz”,
a wonderful organization promoting ovarian cancer awareness & education.

Proud Grandma
Congratulations, Gret Atkin!Noah Charles KwiatkowskiBorn 6/18/14

We are closed on July 4th, however….

The Men’s Breakfast Club is still meeting at 8:00am, but we will be at the Sunset Grill on South Hill. (96B and Coddington Rd – near the entrance to Ithaca College). Newcomers are always welcome. Next week, we’ll be back at the Royal Court on Meadow St., as usual.

Cancer Research Meeting – Wednesday July 9, from 5:15 to 6:45pm

Interested in what goes on in cancer research labs?
Here’s your chance to see!

Come join us for a guided tour of some of the labs in Weill Hall at Cornell. (It’s the new, large white building on Tower Rd., near Lynah Ice Arena). We’ll meet in the lobby at 5:15.

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.

If you’d like a ride from CRC to Cornell, call Bob at 277-0960.

If you’ve attended one or more of these research meetings, please help us by filling out thisbrief survey!  For more info & to see the slides from earlier presentations, click here.

Summer Picnic Fundraiser for Schuyler Hospital

Saturday, July 19, from 11am to 3pm at Arcangeli Farm, 4071 Satterly Hill Road, Burdett.
The public is invited to the Schuyler Health Foundation’s second Community Family Picnic Fundraiser for Schuyler Hospital. Lots of activities scheduled. Stop by CRC’s table to say “hi!”

From the Breast Cancer Coalition of Rochester

20th Annual Walkathon & 5K Run Website is open!

We don’t have a logo yet (so no
T-shirt photos or printable registration forms, etc.) but you can get a jump start
on your fundraising anyway!

Registration begins at 9am
Race starts at 10am
Zumba 10-10:15am
Walk starts at 10:15am
Pancake breakfast 10:30am

Give a little, get a lot!

There is nothing like the feeling you get when you make someone’s day a little brighter. This is what Cancer Resource Center volunteers experience on a regular basis. Want to join our team? All it takes is compassion, good listening skills, and a 3½ hr. time commitment each week. Contact Sharon Kaplan ( or 277-0960) for more information. You can also visit our volunteer page to fill out a volunteer application.

(Finger Lakes Beverage Center, Kinko’s, Ace Security, etc.). Those are private lots and the owners have requested that we not park there.

There is free parking on Green St., a free municipal parking lot on
W. Buffalo St. (between Meadow & Fulton), or we can help you with change for the meters in front of the building.

Sorry for the inconvenience!

In May, we are very grateful for the donations we received from our wonderful community:

In Memory of:

Dr. Robert (Bob) L. Conroy
Keith McCasland
Jane Sheldon
Isabel M. Salmon

In Honor of:

Charleen Hope Avery

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!

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

Personality & Cancer ~ Decision Making with Cancer ~ Don’t Be an Obnoxious Patient


Cancer in the News

Cancer When You’re Young isn’t Always “The Fault in Our Stars” (NPR)

What’s the Deal with Soy and Breast Cancer(Huffington Post)

Living with Cancer. Chronic, Not Cured
(NY Times)

Study May Alter Approach to Prostate Cancer (NY Times)

Websites to Note

I don’t mean to frighten you, but… (A well-writen essay about fearing recurrence)

Surviving Cancer: A Detroit Free Press Special Report

Nine Facts about Skin Cancer You Need to Know (AARP News)

Silently Suffering: Breast Cancer before 40 and Sexuality (Medscape)

Emotions of Oncologists

Cancer Survivorship: Navigating Life After Cancer (A webinar from OncoLink)

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