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


  • *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. 


  • Thursday, May 18 - 1 p.m.
  • *Tuesday, May 30 - 3 p.m.
*Special ribbons will be given to those affected by: melanoma, skin cancer, bladder cancer and brain cancer.

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

Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 9:58am

The news that you are cancer-free can stir up many feelings — relief, exhaustion, excitement, apprehension — and you may wonder what happens next. Although you and your loved ones have worked toward and hoped for this outcome, there are many aspects of survivorship, and it may take time to adjust to life after treatment.

Monday, April 10, 2017 - 2:27pm

Although Alexis is only 9 years old, cancer has been a part of her young life for nearly three years. Long trips from Jamestown to Roswell Park for treatment are not easy, but she finds ways to stay posititve by listening to her favorite music, staying active and embracing those around her. 

Thursday, March 16, 2017 - 4:11pm
Mary Reid, MSPH, PhD, Director of Cancer Screening and Survivorship (left), greets a visitor at the grand opening of Roswell Park’s Survivorship and Supportive Care Center.

If you’ve completed your cancer treatment — whether recently or years ago — congratulations! The opening of Roswell Park’s new Survivorship and Supportive Care Center means you’ll now enjoy one-stop shopping for the follow-up care and services you need to “live your best life” as a survivor.

The Bridge of Hope is proudly presented by: