Thursdays from October 2 – November 6 from 5:30-7:30pm
With the aid of structure, prompts, reading aloud, and having fun, this group will gather with the shared experience of having cancer, and will create whatever comes out of the time shared together.
You may be someone who journals, is a published author, has never written, or who simply loves poetry — the only requirement is feeling a pull to participate, being willing to write & share.
We will write because our experiences take on shape and meaning when we put pen to paper, when we follow what is presented, and when we read aloud to others who are listening. This will not be a therapeutic group that writes, but rather a gathering to write and tell stories that may turn into something performed.
The group leader will structure the time and exercises, and help participants begin to craft those pieces into performative work if they’d like.
The class will be led by Kira Lallas, LCSW, who supports families who have a child with a life-threatening illness. She earned a BFA in Theatre with a concentration in writing and performing solo autobiographical work.
There is no charge, but preregistration is required (277-0960 or firstname.lastname@example.org).
Quilt raffle in memory of Linda Parlett
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 Lathropwho did the quilting, and Cindy Parlett who completed the work.
The quilt is currently on display at CRC and will also be displayed around town & at the Walk. Beginning next week: 1 ticket for $1.00; 6 tickets for $5.00.
The drawing will take place at noon on Nov. 21 at CRCFL.
Only 3 weeks until the 20th Annual Walkathon & 5K Run
Register now so you can start forming a team and get your fundraising started!
We have prizes for the top 5 fundraising individuals and the top 5 fundraising teams.
Bring your kids, dogs, friends & family and join us for the pancake breakfast afterwards!
New this year: “Meet up spot” (by the playground)
Wondering how to find your teammates, friends & family in the crowd? Tell them to gather at the “Meet-up spot” banner.
Bonus: we’ll take Team photos to post on our website & Facebook which you are free to download!
Our 2014 Annual Celebration was held on Sept. 17 at the Cancer Resource Center. We thanked our wonderful volunteers, showed off the renovations taking place in and around the backyard, and the highlight was a surprise honoring of Brian Wilbur as our volunteer of the year.
I volunteer at the Cancer Resource Center on State Street. It is the best part of my week. I get to greet people when they come in to get answers to questions, get books from the center’s library, get wigs and hats as hair is lost — even just for a cup of coffee and chance to chat with other people who have cancer.
I also get to answer the phone and route calls to staff (there are only 4 people who keep this amazing place in the forefront), provide information about community resources — and even just listen. I can’t tell you how rewarding it is.
If you like interacting with people I think you would also love having your cup filled to overflowing once a week. The commitment is 3-1/2 hours a week. The time of different shifts vary, depending on the rest of our (volunteers’) days. You don’t need to be a cancer survivor to help. For me, it’s like a family. Call Sharon Kaplan (director of volunteers) 277-0960 to find out more.
Are you a people-person with good listening skills? CRC is looking for a Reception Volunteer to help at our downtown office on Monday or Wednesday afternoons. The work involves providing direct assistance to individuals calling or visiting CRC for support and information.
Please contact Sharon Kaplan or 607-277-0960 for more info.
In September, we are very grateful for the donations that we received from our wonderful community
In honor of:
Mary McIlvennie, the rock in my life.
Clara Hatcher & Ari Baruth
In memory of:
Dr. Robert Conroy
Annual Report Now Available
Please take a look at our just printed annual report. In recognition of our 20th anniversary, we focus on the founding of Ithaca Breast Cancer Alliance and how we have evolved since then. Special thanks to Leigh Dezelan for the terrific design and to Nancy Lazarus who wrote the history.
Bob Riter’s articles in the Ithaca Journal last month:
Anyone affected by cancer (including long-term survivors and caregivers) are encouraged to join us. All classes free of charge. Email email@example.com for more information. CRC & Lifelong Collaboration: Strength Training
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