Bridge of Hope

A Celebration of Survivorship

The Bridge of Hope represents the spirit and celebration of cancer survivorship in an iconic Buffalo location.

Life after cancer treatment can be challenging. We want to recognize every cancer survivor’s journey with bells hung on a symbolic Bridge of Hope at Canalside.

Let the sound of the bells unite us in Roswell Park’s mission to understand, prevent and cure cancer.

Get your bell

"I want you to know how meaningful this event was. I applaud this project and hope that other survivors take part and enjoy the feeling as much as I did."

RoseAnn Ross 16-year breast cancer survivor

The Roswell Park Bridge of Hope at Canalside is a place where all cancer patients can hang a bell in recognition of their cancer fight and survivorship.


44 Prime St. | Buffalo, NY 14202

Near the intersection of Marine Drive and Commercial Street


Bell-Hanging Ceremonies

In honor of our survivors, Roswell Park Cancer Institute is holding bell-hanging ceremonies every other week. Roswell Park provides transportation to the Bridge of Hope for patients participating in the bi-weekly event. Shuttle service to Canalside departs from the hospital main entrance.


Bridge of Hope Celebration Schedule

For Patients

FREE bells will be given out at the ceremonies. We offer private ceremonies in addition to those listed below. A shuttle will be available for those who would like transportation to the Bridge of Hope from Roswell Park*. If you would like to attend a ceremony, please call Connie Brucato at 716-845-8182 to confirm the details.

*The shuttle is only available on weekdays from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

For Family

Purchase bells for $5 in honor of survivors at the following locations:
Modern Nostalgia Roswell Park Gift Shop ANNARLETTE Clayton's Toys and Gifts



  • Wednesday, March 8 - 3 p.m.
  • *Tuesday, March 28 - 10 a.m.
*Special ribbons will be given to those affected by: colorectal cancer, kidney cancer and multiple myeloma.


  • Thursday, April 6 - 1 p.m.
*Special ribbons will be given to those affected by: testicular cancer, oral cancer, head & neck cancer, young adult cancer, and cancer among minorities. 

Please only hang one bell per space. We also ask that you be considerate of the environment and do not hang anything else with your bell that may come detached. Events are open to all.

Cancer Talk Blog

Saturday, October 22, 2016 - 12:20pm
Matt Krueger discusses how his coworkers dealt with his cancer in the workplace.
When a co-worker reveals that they are battling cancer, it can be difficult to know what to say or how to act.
Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 4:25pm
Danielle and Amy were meant to cross paths. Their lives were linked in more ways than one. But they didn’t truly connect until last May, when their mutual friend, Craig, initiated an introduction.
Monday, April 4, 2016 - 12:34pm

Most cancer survivors will tell you they have two extremely vivid memories: the moment they received their diagnosis and the moment they finally finished treatment. We can’t think of anything more worthy of a celebration than the latter, so we asked our Facebook and Twitter followers to share their stories of parties, trips, ringing the Victory Bell and more!

The Bridge of Hope is proudly presented by: