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|Friday, July 9th, 2010
Free Educational Seminar
Learn about nutrition and breast cancer.
Understand more about HER2-Positive breast cancer and HER2-Negastive metastatic breast cancer.
Registration at 5:30 pm at Westin St. Francis, Elizabethan A,
335 Powell St., S.F.
KQED of San Francisco, and Wells Fargo honored five outstanding unsung local heroes in March, 2008. CRCMC Executive Director, Sara O'Donnell was one of the five recipients of this award. READ ON...
Assemblywoman Patty Berg of California's 1st Assembly district honored Sara O'Donnell with the 2008 Woman of the Year award. "O'Donnell's life journey embodies those qualities that I honor: courage, commitment and the will to succeed against all possible odds." READ ON...
|The Cancer Resource Centers of Mendocino County recently received a grant for $10,000 from the Safeway Foundation to further CRC’s innovative work in patient navigation. The funds will help support two bilingual patient navigators, located in the Ukiah and Mendocino CRC offices. CRC Patient Navigators serve in a variety of roles, from advocate, to benefits counselor to problem-solver. They work directly with the patient as well as their families to overcome a variety of barriers they may face in seeking care in a complex health care system. READ ON...
|Barry Notmeyer is continuing the “Spoking Up About Cancer” bicycle ride he began in July 2002. The original ride, a one-man fundraiser for the Cancer Resource Centers of Mendocino County, began in Port Hardy, British Columbia and ended four weeks &1300 miles later back in Mendocino. When Barry road home he was greeted by an enthusiastic crowd, many of whom had pledged dollars to the Cancer Resource Center in honor of his ride. This coming January, Barry will continue his journey while once again raising money for CRCMC. READ ON...
|Oakland, CA - While public hospitals and community clinics across California struggle to meet demand for specialists, the situation is particularly acute in rural parts of the state, with far fewer physicians per capita and wait times for appointments of three months or more. READ ON...
|The next time you drive, bike or walk down Dora Street, please take notice of the Cancer Resource Centers of Mendocino County (CRCMC) located on the corner of Dora and Jones Streets. The grass has been removed and replaced by rolling mounds and meandering pathways... READ ON... or SEE PICTURES...
|On November 7, Mendocino County joined the U.S. Cngress, California, and many of its counties in Declaring November to be Lung Cancer Awareness Month. Sara O'Donnell, Executive Director of the Cancer Resource Centers of Mendocino County, accepted a proclamation by Robert Pond of the coast chapter of the Lung Cancer Alliance to the members of the county Board of Supervisors. READ ON...
|People often walk through the doors of the Cancer Resource Centers of Mendocino County (CRCMC) with questions. Many of these are related to helping a loved one go through the journey that comes with a cancer diagnosis. “What can I do to assist? How can I comfort him/her? How can I try to understand what this person is going through?” These questions are very typical for anyone who is confronted with a sick loved one, whether the diagnosis is cancer or not. As employees of CRCMC, we are privileged to witness the point where such questions extend past the individual struggle with cancer. READ ON...
|Last week, the first Medical Interpretation Training Workshop was held in Mendocino County. With help from local funding, the Cancer Resource Centers of Mendocino County hosted a weeklong Professional Medical Spanish Interpretation Training in Ukiah. Esther Diaz, a well-seasoned instructor from the Cross Cultural Health Care Program, a nationally acclaimed professional training agency based in Seattle, taught the course. READ
| What if you could start the day by directing
your body to heal itself, just as easily as you brush your teeth?
It sounds like an idea gleaned from the outer reaches of alternative
medicine, but leading biochemists have found evidence that it
may in fact be possible. Candace Pert and Mike Ruff are researchers
at the forefront of immunology, and their work has led them to
explore the measurable relationship between our emotions and
the way our bodies heal. READ
used to the double take. People who haven’t seen me for
a while stop and look and often exclaim, “Oh-oh, here
you are, and looking so well. You must be cured.” Maybe
they remember hearing about my breast cancer diagnosis in 1991
or many recurrences since 1992 or my adventures with alternative
medicine. My response is usually an honest, but enigmatic, “I’m
so happy to be here and so happy to see you.” This diversionary
tactic shifts the focus from my health to the other person’s
life, which is usually so busy and full that s/he doesn’t
even notice the diversion. Then it’s time to part and
the other person is left with the impression that we both have
busy, full lives. And I’m left shaking my head. READ
On Sept 20, 4th Annual
Big River Run will raise hope, awareness and money for CRCMC. The popularity of the Big River Run is seen in the starting line photo of the 2001 event.
|Women's Cancer Advocacy Network Completes Its 10th Training
Photo courtesy of Joan Emm Photography
THE WeCAN! VOLUNTEERS TRAINED ON 5/31/03 - 6/1/03 AT FETZER VINEYARDS IN
Back Row, standing from left to right:
Patricia Guiterez: Panelist - Ukiah Valley, Toril Hayden - Ukiah Valley,
Patricia Yanez - North Coast, Mary Jo Wirt - North Coast, Mary Jo Deicke -
South Coast, Kristy Tanguay - North Coast, Peggy Miniclier - Anderson
Valley, Maria Wetzel - North Coast, Carolyn Cooper - North Coast, Dana
Vanderhorst: Panelist - Ukiah Valley, Dianne Menzies - Willits, Carol Deuel
- Willits, Cora Gonzalez - Ukiah Valley, Madelyn McCauley - Willits
Front Row, seated from left to right: Cynthia Copenhagen - Volunteer
Coordinator, Earlene Gleisner - Laytonville, Mimi Johnson - Adminstrative
Assistant Ukiah Office, Sara O'Donnell - Executive Director of the Mendocino
Cancer Resource Center, Nancy Johnson - WeCAN! Inland County Coordinator,
Lillian Hoika - Willits
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