You have 24 hours (today!) to give where your heart is!

Click here to support CRC’s
Giving is Gorges campaign,
even $1 can help us win prizes:

– Most Donors Prize – $500
We hope to win one of 4 prizes (awarded every 6 hours)!

– Largest Donor Prize – $500 For the single largest donation

– Social Media Love Prize – $250 Everyone that comments on a specific post (TBA) will be entered  to win $250 for their favorite organization (us!) at noon

– Golden Ticket Prize – $500 Chosen at random every 6 hours

Giving is Gorges was established by a collaborative group to celebrate the spirit of philanthropy in Tompkins County and surrounding areas. The purpose of this powerful giving experience is to unite our community members around causes in which they truly believe and help support local nonprofit organizations. Read more about it here.

Here’s the promotional video, starring none other than our very own Bob Riter!

Healing Garden Nears Completion

Healing Garden Nears Completion

After three years of planning and construction, our healing garden is about 90% finished. It involved more than the garden itself. We rebuilt the back porch, added a wheelchair lift, constructed sidewalks, renovated the garage into a three-season meeting space, and generally changed the backyard from a pile of broken asphalt to something beautiful.

Even we were surprised when we began compiling the photos from various stages of the work. It’s been a labor of love, led by volunteer Lee Ginenthal.

The 21st Annual Walk/5K is off and running (so to speak)!

Sign up today at

It’s time to register for the Walk or Run, start a team, sponsor a participant & more!
Start fundraising early to qualify to win prizes. It’s going to be another great event!

Helpful links:

Your “Dashboard” – if you are already registered & want to edit your page.

Event Facebook page  – share with your friends; help spread the word!

Printable registration form

Printable donation form

Corporate Sponsorship Opportunities –
Lots of perks to becoming a Corporate Sponsor & we’ve added some new ones…
Deadline is Sept. 22 – no exceptions!

Order during registration or pick on up at CRCFL after Oct. 1st!

RSVP deadline tomorrow so sign up right away!!

Kids, Clowns & S’mores! 6:30-8pm on Fri., September 25 at CRC

Please bring your family & join us for a night of games, clowns & s’mores. Find out what we are doing to help families affected by cancer and give your ideas on what you would find helpful. Please RSVP by September 23rd by emailing or by calling 277-0960. Rain or shine.

CRC is Reaching out to Parents with Cancer

CRC is reaching out to parents with cancer, their partners and spouses, as well as other caregivers of children who have cancer, to find out what would be most helpful in supporting you and your children.  Please take 5 minutes to complete this survey.  We appreciate your feedback!

Help needed from our friends in Fall Creek

We would like to put up yards signs along the route of Porch Fest (9/27/15) promoting our event but we need YOUR yard to make it happen!

Please email with your address if you would be willing to have a yard sign placed in front of your house on Friday 9/25 and removed on Mon. 9/28.

OR, even better, if you would be willing to let it stay there until Monday October 26!!
We’ll do all the dropping off and picking up.

Thank you for being a part of our amazing community!

Thank you to:

Joe Reagan of the Royal Auto Group in Cortland for donating
$700 to the Cancer Resource Center. The home of “No hassle,
No razzle dazzle” is paying it forward to our community.

The Ithaca High School Varsity Girls Hockey Team for raising $650 in honor of Maria Rabb & others impacted by breast cancer.

Iron Design & PSP Unlimited for working with us on our
Walkathon Tshirt design, travel mugs, stickers & scarves.
Can’t wait to share them all with you!

Vicki Taylor Brous & FLRC for organizing the Run Group & 5K!

In Memory of Eric Ott
What an outcry of community love and generosity! So far we’ve received $1675 (more coming in daily) in honor of Eric Ott.
Please read Bob’s column from the Ithaca Journal about Eric.

CRC partners with the Alternatives Federal Credit Union

Here’s what our friends (& neighbors) are doing to help CRCFL:

AFCU will make a payment to the CRC based on the balance in your account (if you indicate you would like us to be the recipient.)

Instant $30 – For every new member opening a CSA checking account, AFCU will donate $30.

Annual 1.0% – For new personal and auto loans, Alternatives donates
1% of the average balance and10% for existing and older loans.

0.10% Annual – In addition to your interest earnings, Alternatives donates
.10% of your average savings, IRA, Share Certificate and checking account balances.

*Program rules and restrictions apply. Contact AFCU &/or click here for more details!

What Cancer Patients Want Researchers to Know

Every September, we turn the tables at our monthly research meeting. Usually, we learn about cancer research from the scientists. This month, the scientists will learn from people who have been through cancer. Everyone is welcome!

Wed., September 9, from 5:15-6:45pm, Cornell Vet School Hagan Room

These monthly seminars present up-to-date cancer research in lay language.

Researchers, students, clients, and members of the public are welcome. If you’d like to receive reminders about upcoming research meetings, please email Bob Riter.


Caregiver Corner

When a Loved One has Cancer: Communicating and Coping An informative and brief article on coordinating the care for your loved one with cancer from CareDiary.

Also, take a look at our updated compilation of resources for caregivers.

Our monthly group for Family, Friends, and Caregivers of individuals with cancer will meet at 5:30pm on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at CRCFL. Please join us!

For more information about the group or other issues related to being a caregiver, contact Fran at

Red’s Place is Going Pink in October

Wear pink when you visit Red’s Place in October & they will donate 10% of your food bill to us! You do not need to ask for, or say anything…. just wear PINK!

This is the second year that Red’s Place has organized this event, and we are truly thrilled to be collaborating with them again. Not to mention, we love their food! See you there!

Bob Riter’s articles in the Ithaca Journal last month

Don’t assume you understand. (About Donna Berich of Groton!)

Cancer in the News

Long Term Ovarian Cancer Survival Higher Than Thought (CURE)

Doubt is raised over value of surgery for breast lesion at earliest stage (NY Times)

Former President Jimmy Carter says that cancer has spread to his brain
(Washington Post)

Life Saving test for bowel cancer we ignore because “It’s too much of a faff.”
(Daily Mail UK). It’s an interesting article, but don’t ask us what a faff is.

Spinning Heartache into Humor: Tig Notaro on Cancer, Her HBO Special and Going Topless (NY Times)

Dogs to join medical staff at UC Davis to sniff out cancer (Sacramento Bee)

Websites to Note

Eating Well When Unwell (Oncology Nutrition – Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics)

Cancer Management (in pets): FAQ (Cornell)

Types of pain killers (Cancer Research UK)

Films about cancer (Wikipedia)

The Landscape of Cancer Treatment (a photo-essay in TIME Magazine)

We’re proud that all donations to CRCFL stay local

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

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