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ITHACA, N.Y. –– The pandemic has challenged us to do things differently this year, yet the spirit of our event remains the same.

The Walk & Run is an important and essential fundraiser. It’s also a celebration of the resilience of people facing cancer as well as a memorial to the many people we’ve served who are no longer with us.

Registration is $30 until July 3 at noon –– after that it is $50. Go to to register, donate, and/or fundraise. 

“The amazing thing about doing a virtual event is the flexibility folks have to participate, says Jyl Dowd, event coordinator for the Cancer Resource Center. “Normally, we’d have a huge event at Cass Park in October. Even though that won’t happen, we are really excited about this Virtual Walk & Run and its ability to bring folks together no matter where they live. Anyone can join in the fun from anywhere!”

About the Cancer Resource Center

The Cancer Resource Center of the Finger Lakes has provided cancer information, support and community to the residents of Tompkins County (and beyond!) for the past 26 years. They are the most comprehensive cancer support organization in Central New York and a model for cancer support organizations in smaller communities throughout the nation. Services include: support groups, one-to-one assistance, Boutique with free wigs and hats, yoga and fitness classes, retreats, lending library.

They also serve as the communications hub for cancer related programs in the region. CRC works closely with Cayuga Medical Center by recruiting, training and supervising all cancer support volunteers at the hospital. In addition, they collaborate with Cornell University, connecting doctoral students engaged in cancer research with the local cancer community.

 For more information, visit or call 607-277-0960.


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