Water Aerobics is BACK!

This class will wake you up and energize you for the day, incorporating cardio, toning, and stretching. The instructor, Judy Urban, is certified in Aqua Fitness with the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America. She is full of energy and enthusiasm and will get you smiling while you work out!
This class is open to anyone with cancer or a chronic illness. All levels welcome.

The six-week session begins on Saturday,
November 15th from 9:45-10:45.
Free for Island Health & Fitness members. $30 for non-members* Preregistration is required! Sign up at the Island Health desk or call 607-277-3861.

*Scholarships available–contact Sharon Kaplan at sharon@crcfl.net or 607-277-0960.

Quilt Raffle – Tickets on sale at CRCFL: 1 for $1.00; 6 for $5.00

This beautiful quilt was pieced by Linda Bentley Parlett and donated to the Cancer Resource Center in her memory by her husband, Bob Parlett. We also acknowledge and thank Jean Lathrop who did the quilting, and Cindy Parlett who completed the work.

100% of the proceeds go to CRC.
The quilt is on display at CRCFL and the drawing will take place at the Noon Group
on Nov. 21 at CRCFL.

Mark Your Calendars

The Alternative
Gift Fair
Sat. Dec. 6, 11am-6pm

~ AND ~

The Misster Cornell
Drag Show
Beauty Pageant
Fri. Nov. 14, 8pm

Get your holiday shopping done early while supporting CRCFL!

We will receive 20% of all sales for the
month of November at these 2 sites:

Arbonne: Skin care products, fragrances, hair care products and more
(make sure you use “Sponsor ID# 12690597”)

Etsy by Heather Alexander: Jewelry & wine accessories made with Cayuga Lake glass

SHIPPING: Write “C/O CRCFL” on the second line of the shipping address for both sites.
Any questions? Heather Alexander-Arbonne Independent Consultant frog7renee@gmail.com

October “Fundraisers by Friends of CRC” (many thanks!)

  • Insomnia Cookies raised $75 on the CRCFL “Cookie Day”.
  • The Hampton Inn Ithaca raised $170 at their Bake Sale.
  • Homewood Suites By Hilton chose us for their Waterford Group Charitable Foundation donation of $150.
  • Clara Hatcher & Ari Baruth for designating CRC as the recipient of their wedding gift registry.And congratulations!!
  • Steven Gallows raised almost $100 selling photos from “That 70’s” Dance fundraiser.
  • Laser Brewer Fashion Show raised $157.  Here are some pictures from their Facebook.
  • Ithaca Family Chiropractic raised almost $200.What an amazing community we live in. Thank you all from the bottom of our hearts!

CRC gets “Compassionate Care” Award

The Cancer Resource Center was honored as the 2014 recipient of the “Dr. Roy Coats Compassionate Care Award” fromHospicare and Palliative Care Services. The plaque reads, “In keeping with the highest standards of patient care as exemplified by the life and work of Dr. Coats, this award is given for consistently providing exceptional, compassionate support to Hospicare patients allowing them to live their lives as fully as possible.”

We are truly honored and humbled.

View more photos here.

October Cancer Research Meeting

Wednesday, November 12th from 5:15-6:45pm Room, Cornell Vet School Hagan Room
Clint Stalnecker will present “Biomarkers – what are they and what do they mean.”

We collaborate with Cornell University in holding monthly seminars in which cancer research is presented in lay language. Most months, a doctoral student reviews a developing area of cancer research.

Everyone is welcome. We’ve found these meetings to be lively and fun. 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. Article in The Ithaca Voice regarding collaboration.

Georgie Taylor of FiberArts in the Glen dropping off“Knitted Knockers” that were made by volunteers in Schuyler County. Thank you!

The Cornell Cancer Brainstorming Club(sponsored by the Physical Sciences in Oncology Program) will hold its book club on Nov. 19 at 5:00 in Mann Library, room 102.
The book for this session is “When Your Life is Touched by Cancer” by CRC Executive Director Bob Riter.
Everyone is welcome                                                      —–>

Young Adult Group meets on the 2nd & 4th Tuesday of each month

In October, we are very grateful for the donations that we received from our wonderful community

In honor of:

Dorrie Iaculli
Paul E. Steiger
the heroes at the CMC chemo suites

In memory of:

Diane Cohen
Edwin Wright
Jane Pheonix Sheldon
Kelly Nickerson
Marcelo Gonzalez
Miguel Angel Balsa Marin

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

Cancer on Your Own Terms  and  When the Boss Has Cancer

We’re on the news! (the story begins at 1:43)

Bob’s a rock star!

Article about Bob Riter
in Brown-Dudley —>

Bob Riter will be the guest speaker at the Shine a Light on Lung Cancer Vigil
Thur. Nov. 13, 5:30-7:30pm

“I think the way to save the world is by helping your neighbor. Do things local.
It’s better to do a few simple, concrete things than just spewing rhetoric.”

Bob Riter in the NY Times

Cancer in the News

There’s Cancer in My Future: How am I Supposed to Feel? (NY Times)

Hospital Cancer Programs Confronts the Existential (Huffington Post)

Six Months After Our Wedding, My Husband was Diagnosed with Cancer (TIME)

Teen Photographer Documented his Fight with Bone Cancer (PetaPixel)

Patients Do Better After Surgery if They do “Prehab” First (NPR)

Double Mastectomies Don’t Provide Expected Results (NPR)

Websites to Note

A conversation with a cancer patient about palliative care (Stanford School of Medicine). The patient is a neurosurgeon with advanced lung cancer.

Living with Stage 4
(Hutchinson Cancer Center)

Numbers in the Cancer Fight (NYT Blog)

Clinical Practice Guidelines (ASCO). This is a new WIKI from the American Society of Clinical Oncology that provides clinical guidelines for many aspects of cancer care.

It’s Not About Us: The Time of Doctor as Deity has Passed (ASCO)

Cancer Retreats
(compiled by The Gathering Place)

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Every little bit helps!

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