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10 More Days to Raise $15,000 and Events 4/22/15

Here we are in the final stretch of our campaign! We’ve got 10 more days to raise another $15,000 to reach our goal. Donate now to the campaign in general, or check out our great champions at

There’s a lot going on tomorrow, Wednesday April 22. Check out these options!

Hear more on the radio!
“The Inquiring Socialist” with Theresa Alt
Wed, April 22, 6:30pm – 7:00pm on WRFI Community Radio
FM 88.1 Watkins Glen/Ithaca

Check out the Paint it Ourselves club and Peaks campaign champions’ painted items auction at Springfest on the Cornell Campus Wednesday 4/22
Who – Paint it Ourselves
What – Sale at Springfest
When – Tomorrow – Wednesday 4/22 from 11-4 pm
Where – Ho Plaza, Cornell University

This is the Facebook page for the entire Springfest event:

And you can join us for this educational workshop Wednesday 4/22 too!
Join Nutrition Students of Cornell University and the Ithaca Health
Alliance on *Wednesday, April 22* at *7p.m.* for a presentation and
discussion exploring the facts and myths of nutritional therapies for
colds and flus and share your own experiences.

The event will be in the *Tompkins County Public Library Borg Warner
Room* and is free and open to all.

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16 Days left, $16K to go!

Thanks to our donors so far and our great champions we’ve got $16,000 to go with 16 days left in the campaign. Please donate today to help us reach our goal!

The Fingerlakes School of Massage starts their latest rotation at the Ithaca Health Alliance’s Free Clinic today. For the past several years, students from FLSM have done a few five-week clinical rotations at our Clinic each year. Each student massage therapist is paired with an established Free Clinic patient who has chronic physical or emotional pain.

One of the people who participated in the program last year said, “I had no idea that massage could make such a difference! I only had it once before a long time ago. Each session got better.” Even more than that, this patient’s chiropractor reports he is now able to do adjustments for the patient that he couldn’t do before.

Massage Therapy is one of the most in-demand services at the Free Clinic, thanks to our partners at the Fingerlakes School of Massage and the independent providers who volunteer with us.


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Congratulations and a huge “Thank You” to our Champions at the Ithaca College Student Occupational Therapy Association for kicking off our Peaks campaign right away with $250!


Did you know that the Ithaca Health Alliance and Ithaca College’s Occupational Therapy department have been partners since 2008? Under the supervision of IC faculty, advanced Occupational Therapy students provide free treatments for Ithaca Free Clinic patients, by appointment, every Tuesday. They’ve provided more than 400 visits to our community at the Free Clinic!


Occupational Therapy helps people who have suffered an illness, injury, or have trouble with the skills needed for daily living. Occupational Therapists help their patients focus on their physical, social, and psychological needs, and to concentrate on what is important to rebuild their health, independence, and self-esteem. If you don’t have health insurance that covers Occupational Therapy, call 607-330-1254 to ask about an appointment.


Please join ICSOTA in supporting our cause today!

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First Friday Gallery Night & Fundraiser Kick-off at the Ithaca Health Alliance!

~~~The Material World~~~

Fabric Art by Mary Milne


Friday, April 3, 2015

From 5 to 6:30pm

Ithaca Health Alliance/Ithaca Free Clinic

521 West Seneca Street, Ithaca, NY


The Ithaca Health Alliance invites you to our gallery reception and kick-off for our April Peaks Fundraising Campaign!


Local folk-artist Mary Milne’s fabric wall-hangings explore the theme of environmental health. With the warmth of brightly colored cloth, Milne celebrates the ideals of clean water, healthy food and the regularity of seasons. Using a variety of textiles, with delight in details, her work evokes a benign view of our place in the natural world.


Talk to the artist about her technique and enjoy refreshments! Mary’s show will be at the Ithaca Health Alliance until May 20th. Check out her web album:


Get your map for First Friday Gallery Night at any gallery or click here:

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$11,713 raised
$20000 goal

Tompkins County, Ithaca, NY
18 Champions
258 Contributions
Campaign Complete.

Gifts for you!


A “thank you” basket to the person who makes the largest donation to this campaign!

A special “thank you” if you:

  • donate $10 (or more) a month with a recurring donation. Set up an AUTOMATIC, MONTHLY RECURRING DONATION using Pay Pal through this campaign or CLICK HERE to use your credit card. Under “Designation” tell us you’re a Peaks Donor.
  • or make a one-time donation of at least $200.

All money raised will help ensure continued delivery of Ithaca Health Alliance programs and services. Your donation will help pay for services like…

$5 - one herbal tincture for a low-income individual
$10 - urgently needed medications not covered by free programs
$15 - blood work for one uninsured community member
$20 - emergency care grants for low income people (to help pay for emergency root canals, tooth extractions, fractures, stitches that are billed from other offices)

$50 - provides annual pap smears and exams for women
$100 - one year’s worth of EKG tests for patients with heart problems
$200 - health education materials and healthy food samples for 100 people at an event
$300 - Clinic supplies for three weeks

$500 - six month supply of tuberculosis tests
$2,500 - one year of designing and printing educational publications
$5,000 - One year of Clinic supplies
$10,000 - emergency medical and dental financial assistance for low-income neighbors
$50,000 - pays for all of our programs for 3 months OR pays for rent for 15 months. We’ll honor you with your name on an exam room!

Please help us by chipping in whatever you can, or  CLICK HERE to become a CHAMPION for our cause!