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The award-winning Cancer Resource Center of the Finger Lakes will host a Cancer Moonshot Summit on Wednesday June 29, 1-2:30 p.m., at the Greenstar Space, 700 W Buffalo St., Ithaca, in concert with a national summit led by Vice President Joe Biden.

The goal of both summits – and at others held in the U.S. – is to advise national and local leaders on cancer prevention and care.

Ithaca Mayor Myrick has declared June 29 as Cancer Resource Center of the Finger Lakes National Cancer Moonshot Summit Day in the City of Ithaca, noting the Center, “has been an invaluable community leader and asset in this field, and is increasingly considered a national model.”

The summit in Ithaca – free and open to everyone – will focus on what local communities can do to improve the lives and well-being of individuals and families living with cancer. Special focus will be given to the importance of community-based support services.

Specific individuals representing the breadth of cancer experiences will speak, and members of the public will be encouraged to share their own perspectives.

The summit will also highlight the ongoing collaboration between the Cancer Resource Center and doctoral students engaged in cancer research at Cornell University. It’s a unique model that informs and encourages the next generation of cancer researchers.

Michelle Courtney Berry and Bob Riter will moderate the program.

The Cancer Resource Center of the Finger Lakes is a community-based cancer support organization serving individuals and families affected by all types of cancer in and around Tompkins County. Now in its 22nd year, CRCFL has developed into the most comprehensive cancer support organization in Central New York.

Featured photo courtesy of Flickr.

Jolene Almendarez

Jolene Almendarez is Managing Editor at The Ithaca Voice. She can be reached at; you can learn more about her at the links in the top right of this box.