Please join us!

Thank you to the following businesses for sponsoring this event:

Felicia’s Atomic Lounge
and Cupcakery

Taste of Thai Express

Kinney Drugs Foundation

Our New Walking Club Steps off!

Would you like to win $500? TODAY IS THE LAST DAY TO ENTER!

You can enter a drawing to win $500 for yourself ANDat the same time vote for CRC to win $500 as well!

1) Look on the back of your Ithaca Festival Button for
your code (or enter 0000 if you didn’t buy a button)
2) Go online and enter the code.
3) Answer the trivia questions and vote for CRCFL.
4) You have until Thursday to vote!

The Second Annual CRC President’s Cup Golf Tournament

Friday July 17 at  9am at the Country Club of Ithaca

To learn more or register:

Click here to download a registration form today!

Ed Moscato displaying the “President’s Cup” trophy    ———–>
that will be awarded to the winning team at the Golf Tournament.

Thank you

to Jason Hungerford for designating CRC to be the beneficiary of your birthday fundraiser. And happy (late) birthday!!

Donate to Cancer Organizations You Know

The government is finally shutting down four cancer charities that scammed millions of dollars from donors all over the country.

We always recommend that donors give to organizations that are located in their own communities.

The Cancer Resource Center is local. We serve individuals and families who live in and around Tompkins County. Our office is open Monday through Friday (and by appointment on the weekend). Please visit at any time. We want you to see who we are and what we do.

Client Support Volunteers receive James J. Byrnes Award

The James J. Byrnes Award for Excellence was presented to to our Client Support Volunteers on May 18th at the Tompkins Trust Company.

The Client Support Volunteers perform a wide range of tasks at our office and at Cayuga Medical Center. Volunteers located in the downtown office answer phones, greet clients, and provide assistance to individuals visiting our lending library &/or our boutique for wigs and other items.

Our volunteers at Cayuga Medical Center visit patients receiving chemotherapy and/or radiation, and provide a warm and supportive environment in the Cancer Resource Room.

Lastly, some volunteers provide rides to clients with limited transportation, or write friendly greetings to clients to brighten their day. All of these volunteers touch our clients’ lives in so many positive ways.

Congratulations again to our amazing volunteers for receiving this award!
NOTE: Only a small portion of our volunteers are represented in the photo.

TC3 Distinguished Alumni Award 2015 goes to… (drum roll please!)

Kat Lynch!! Beloved, brilliant and dedicated
Oncology Nurse at Cayuga Medical Center.

Congratulations from CRCFL, your colleagues, and SO MANY patients and their loved ones whose lives you’ve made better. THANK YOU, KAT!!!

(Photo: Dr. Garbo, Kat Lynch, Kerry Quinn & Bob Riter)

Monthly Cancer Research Meeting

Wednesday, June 10, from 5:15-6:45pm, Cornell Vet School Hagan Room

Nora Springer will present:
“Through the pathologist’s eye — the microscopic diagnosis of cancer.”

Nora, a veterinarian with specialized training in clinical pathology, will explain the different types of samples pathologists receive, the process that pathologists go through to determine if a sample represents benign or malignant tissue, and then to define the specific cancer subtype (e.g., sarcoma).

These monthly seminars present up-to-date cancer research in lay language. Researchers, students, clients, and members of the public are welcome.

Happy Birthday, Kerry!

Farewell to our amazing work-study student, Rosemary Li!
Congratulations on your graduation, and best of luck!

Bob, Beth, Brandon & Jasonsharing their personal experiences with the “Cancer Experience” class at IC.

Thank you to Gilberto Cuberoand the Ithaca Sport Ridersfor raising $400 during their fundraiser at CrossRoads.

Ithaca Sport RIders
getting ready to take off.


We just received aCommunity Foundation grant to provide support to children whose parents have cancer!

JP Vico from the Circus Truck raised $500 for the CRC at the Ithaca Skate Jam

Excellus BlueCross BlueShield is pleased to be able to sponsor the Cancer Resource Center of the Finger Lakes publication, Life After Cancer Treatment, in the amount of $3,000.

Excellus Blue Cross Blue Shield awarded CRC a $3000 grant to update our publication: “Now What?
Life After Cancer Treatment


Fran Manzella, CRC Associate Director receiving a check from Jacqueline Iacovelli, Comm- unity Regional Affairs Director.

Nate Knapp offered up a free bass fishing trip as a prize at a Sport Show event to raise money for CRC. Thanks, Nate!

Men’s Adventure Day

A great time was had by all the men at the Binghamton Met’s game!
Thanks to generous support from CFCU & Ithaca Airline Limousine.

Caregiver Corner

For caregivers, relatives, friends, or anyone
interested in supporting someone with cancer:

Our friends at the Tompkins County Office for the Agingproduce an excellent newsletter for caregivers. Be sure to read the article about caring for yourself on page 6.

A new article by Susan Gubar in the New York Times:
Living with Cancer: Becoming a Caregiver

Last month, we were very grateful for the donations that we received from our wonderful community in memory of:

Karen M. Middleton, Robert F. Dannic, Kathy Olson and Helen Miles

and in honor of:

Andrea Putman, Beth Jolles, Emily Emmick and Joanne Turnpenny

Bob Riter’s articles in the Ithaca Journal last month

Living with more than one cancer (featuring Skip Hewitt) and Ringing the Bell

Cancer in the News

Scalp “cooling cap” system helps cancer patients keep hair during treatment (NBC)

Committing to a dog after cancer
(NY Times)

Living well with cancer: Patients on our own(NY Times).

Stunning book of portraits show “beauty after breast cancer.” (Huffington Post)

Study suggests that dense breast tissue not always a high cancer risk. (NY Times)

Cancer screening: An example of when less can be more, experts say (LA Times)

Websites to Note

Empathy cards for those with cancer(designed by Emily McDowell)

YouTube Video: Radiation Therapy in the 1940s. This video from the very early days of radiation therapy is both fascinating and horrifying.

How to read our pathology report.
(College of American Pathologists)

Complementary therapies to ease the way through cancer treatment and recovery(Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center)

Never too young: the experiences of younger bowel cancer patients
(Bowel Cancer UK)

We’re proud that all donations to CRCFL stay local

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

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