Mr. Bob Riter
Columnist for the Ithaca Journal
Bob Riter is the Executive Director of the Cancer Resource Center of the Finger Lakes, an organization that provides support, information and community to individuals and families affected by cancer. In addition, Bob writes a regular column about living with cancer for the Ithaca Journal. Those columns have been compiled in a book titled, When Your Life is Touched by Cancer: Practical Advice and Insights for Patients, Professionals, and Those Who Care. Bob’s involvement with cancer support and education began in 1996 when he was diagnosed with breast cancer. Bob decided to be public about his diagnosis and has been involved with cancer advocacy and education ever since. A native of Huntington, WV, Bob received his undergraduate degree from Oberlin College and a master’s degree in health services administration from the University of Michigan.