Community Partners

…because no one should face cancer alone

No one is prepared to hear the words, “You have cancer.” It’s like entering a world where you don’t understand the language or even know which questions to ask.  Everyone feels lost at first.  This is where the Cancer Resource Center steps in.

The Cancer Resource Center of the Finger Lakes is a local non-profit organization serving individuals in and around Tompkins County who have been affected by cancer.  They are not affiliated with, nor receive funding from, the American Cancer Society.  They recognize that every person and every cancer is different, so begin by listening.  Many people come to them when they are first diagnosed.  Others come because they are concerned about a loved one with cancer.  They answer questions, suggest resources, and share what they have learned from others who have come through their doors.  Programs include one-on-one assistance, support groups, financial advocacy, financial assistance, transportation assistance, a boutique, and wellness programs. They will track down additional resources for you, just contact them with your question.

At Regional Access, we are proud to partner with the CRC, helping people navigate their darkest days knowing that they have a community of support behind them.  We encourage others to donate and/or volunteer their time to this important cause.

NOFA-NY is an organization of farmers, gardeners, and consumers working together to create a sustainable regional food system that’s ecologically sound and economically viable. Through demonstration and education, they promote land stewardship, organic food production, and local marketing.  They bring consumer and farmer together to make high quality food available to all people.  NOFA-NY advocates for a sustainable, local, organic food and farm system within New York State and beyond. They care about issues impacting the health and well being of our farmers, our communities, our animals, and our environment.

NOFA winter confenceTheir mission and values align closely to what we are trying to accomplish here at Regional Access.  We are happy to support their upcoming winter conference, which will be held at the Oncenter in Syracuse, NY from January 17th-19th. NOFA-NY’s 38th Annual Winter Conference is an unparalleled opportunity to connect with sustainability-minded farmers, gardeners, and consumers. The conference is one of the largest in the region with more than 1,100 attendees annually, plus more than 100 educational workshops and an approximate 80 trade show vendors. This year, they are combining two flagship events – the Winter Conference and the 9th Annual Organic Dairy and Field Crop Conference into one weekend – bringing you the highest level of programming possible.

Pre-registration is closed, but walk-ins are welcome. We hope to see you there!