April 25, 1999

Cornell Women's Resource Center to hold breast cancer fundraiser

The Cornell Women's Resource Center (CWRC), a student organization, will hold a fund- raiser on campus to support the Ithaca Breast Cancer Alliance April 27-29.

Volunteers from the student group will sell "Cards that Care" on those three days on Ho Plaza on the Cornell campus from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Donated by Finger Lakes Press, the $3 cards feature a quilt on the outside cover and read, "A donation has been made in your name to the Ithaca Breast Cancer Alliance in honor of Mother's Day 1999. Have a happy and healthy year."

The Ithaca Breast Cancer Alliance (IBCA) is a local organization dedicated to serving women with breast cancer by providing support groups, information network and services, hotline help, a resource center, newsletter and speaker's bureau. Pam Mackessey of the alliance is working with the Cornell students to organize this fund-raising activity.

The programs and services of the CWRC are funded by Cornell's student activity fee and Women's Studies Program. Candace Rypisi is the center's director. For more information about the CWRC or "Cards that Care," call CWRC at (607) 255-0015 or stop by its office at 207 Willard Straight Hall.