CRCFL  ~  October 2020 E-News
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Full Moon Advertising & Design
1st Annual Soup-er Supper Fundraiser 

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Puddledockers at Explore Ithaca

Wed Oct 28 (orders due by Oct 20)
10am-6pm Pick up or Delivery

Place your order here!
Listen to our ESPN/Tompkins Weekly #CRCSouperSupper promo!

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month!
Be sure to check out CRC’s resources for breast cancer.
<--- Flowers grown by Tammo and Aakfe Steenhuis

CRC Welcomes Cayuga Medical Associate’s
New Medical Director for Comprehensive Breast Care 

Dr. Huynh is fellowship trained in breast surgical oncology at an accredited center of excellence. This specialty training has prepared her to provide comprehensive breast care to our community. She is proficient in a myriad of surgical procedures related to the breast. She has in-depth knowledge of breast health, including diagnosis and treatment of: 

  • High risk breast lesions 
  • Benign breast disease 
  • Nipple discharge 
  • Breast anomalies 
  • High risk breast patients
  • In-situ breast cancer
  • Invasive Breast Cancer

Women’s Health of CMA 1020 Craft Rd., Suite C, Ithaca, NY (607) 339-0400

Click here to listen to "To Your Health Radio Podcast with Dr. Tran Tu Huynh"

CRC/CMC Living Well with Cancer Workshop
Meets virtually 5:30-7pm on the 3rd Tuesday of each month (email for the Zoom link.) 

10/20 "Role of Familial and Genetic Risk in Breast Health"
Presenter: Tran Tu Huynh, DO
is fellowship trained in breast surgical oncology at an accredited center of excellence. This specialty training has prepared her to provide comprehensive breast care to our community. She is proficient in a myriad of surgical procedures related to the breast. View past Workshop videos.
"Red's Goes Pink!" Wear pink when you visit Red's Place 
in October & they will donate 10% of your food bill to us!
You don't need to ask for, or say anything just wear PINK! 
This is the seventh 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!
Advanced Breast Cancer Seminar - Free Webinar
Tools for the Journey, Living with Metastatic Breast Cancer
October 9, 1-4:30pm. Click here to register in advance for this webinar.
CRC Launches Initiative to Improve Services for People of Color
Please join us in welcoming Aleah Thomas, who will be interning with us for the Fall semester. Over the next three months, Aleah will be assisting our efforts to assess the needs of our black and brown community members affected by cancer. HELP US HELP YOU!  If you are a person of color who has been diagnosed with or affected by cancer now or in the past, we’d love to hear from you.
Please contact Marilee at (607) 277-0960 or

Aleah Thomas, Cornell University
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences 22' 
Global and Public Health Sciences

CRC's 2019-20 Annual Report "A Year of Progress" now online!
Gentle Yoga with Nick Boyar
continues weekly on a  drop-in basis on Tuesdays from 10-11am.
Email for the zoom link to join the class. Class supported by the generosity of the Yaman Foundation and individual donors.
Diet & Health: Easy Cinnamon Baked Apples
By Maya Zhou, Cornell Nutritional Sciences Major

11/25 #MobileMammography at the Free Clinic   
"I’m a cancer survivor and I sometimes hear from friends who are newly diagnosed. How can I help them?" (Click here for our response!) To submit a question, email us at
Cancer Research Seminar
Our next seminar is on Oct. 14 from 4:30-5:30pm.
Jack Crowley will present: "Jewel Plummer Cobb's Trail-Blazing Life and Legacy of Representation in Academic Science."

Watch our Facebook page, our Twitter feed, and our Cornell Cancer Partnership website for details, and/or email Bob Riter to be placed on our email list. #CancerResearchSeminar #CornellCancerPartnership

Alicia Duran is a senior and accelerated master's student at Cornell University. She is majoring in health care policy and is working towards a Master's in Health Administration. She became involved with CRC this past summer as a remote administrative assistant and is continuing her position into the academic year, helping with everything from research to data entry (and lots of stuff in between!) Alicia hopes to turn her passion for helping her community into a mission-driven career in health administration. Outside of work and academics, Alicia enjoys trying new restaurants in Ithaca and going fruit picking at nearby farms.

Wishing a Happy Birthday to these fabulous volunteers: 
Pauline Cameron, Melissa Kolberg, Marcie Kreydt,
and Veronica Del Manzano 

Here are some ways to help support CRC:

Easy Living Hats is a woman-owned, sustainable hat company based in Ithaca. Keeping with tradition, owner Olivia Royale will be donating hats to our Boutique for people undergoing treatment or needing a little pick-me-up.  All Hats are handcrafted with all natural and comfortable fibers. For 2020 Olivia has partnered with artisans in Peru to crochet a special batch of packable hats and we are excited to see them!  For Breast Cancer Awareness month, Easy Living Hats will also be donating 10% of their local sales to CRC! Stay cozy and contact us to arrange a time to stop down to grab a free hat! (more pictures here.)
Have you contributed your $300 in tax-deductible, charitable donations for 2020? It’s not too late to take advantage of this tax deduction
and support your favorite Cancer Resource Center!

A BIG thank you to:

Tompkins County Quilter's Guild for the beautiful, handmade comfort bags. These lovely bags are filled with comfort items (snacks, hand lotion, lip balm & hand sanitizer) thanks to the generous grant received from the Rotary Club of Ithaca. If you or someone you love has been diagnosed with cancer, contact CRC to pick one up!
Linda Weaver for the lovely Hot Packs, just in time for the cold weather! Contact CRC if you'd like one.
Tompkins Trust Company Mission Minute
starring Marilee Murphy & Mark Kreydt!
Our Community:
"How to make Tough Decisions and Have the Conversations"
Hospicare Advance Care Planning Zoom discussion on Oct 6 from 4-5:30pm
Register online or by calling 607-272-0212. Contact Sara Worden at with questions.
TST BOCES is in need of medical supplies for nursing students
to use for practicing with. Please contact Marlo Capoccia 607-342 6228 if you have anything they could use.
Check out Bob Riter's blog in FORCE:

A preview of our participation in CMC's soon-to-be-released video promoting Breast Cancer Awareness in October...stay tuned!
From the NYS Board of Elections:
- ​Are you registered to vote? Click here to ​double check!
- ​If you filed for an absentee ballot​ and haven't received it by 10/10, ​call 274-5522​.
- ​Early voting​ (click here for hours)​​:​ ​10/24​-11/1 Voting sites:
Ithaca Town Hall, 215 N Tioga St or at Crash Fire Rescue at 72 Brown Rd.
Health Insurance Updates & Open Enrollment for 2021 10/8 from 3-4pm This webinar gives an overview of consumer protections, & ways to maintain or change coverage, whether you are shopping on or off the health insurance marketplace. Also - get up-to-date information about the Affordable Care Act and other health insurance rules/regulations.
Last month, we were very grateful for the donations received in memory of:  Dalva Hedlund, Ronald Kittredge, Betty Otis, Felician Foltman, and Beth Marsh
And in honor of: Nick Boyar and Kate Pierce
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Cancer Resource Center Staff

Rocio Zepp, Jyl Dowd, Marilee Murphy, Sharon Kaplan, & Monica Vakiner
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