Roswell Park brightens the holidays for its neighbors

Roswell Park is not only a world-class cancer center — it’s a family of people offering a helping hand to others in the City of Good Neighbors. The hospital and its staff promote the overall health and wellness of everyone who calls Buffalo home, providing assistance and good cheer.

That’s especially true during the holiday season. Between the November and December holidays, Roswell Park employees came together to help make the season brighter for our neighbors who are struggling financially. In the days leading up to Thanksgiving, Roswell Park organized a collection of turkeys and nonperishable foods that filled a total of 40 large boxes, distributed by FeedMore WNY to Buffalo families so they could enjoy a special holiday meal together. (Earlier in the year, Roswell Park employees donated $11,000 to FeedMore WNY.)  In addition, and in partnership with MIX 1080 WUFO and Power 96.5, Roswell Park collected and distributed 110 turkeys to the families of students at PS #53 Community School on Roehrer Avenue.

In December, a life-size sleigh appeared in the lobby of the Roswell Park hospital as the centerpiece of a toy drive for families across Western New York.  Employees donated 2,500 toys, which were added to more than 200 boxes of toys from Fisher-Price and additional donations from the Buffalo Fire Department. The gifts, which filled more than 20 pallets, were distributed to area children with the help of 20 community agencies and centers all over Buffalo.

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Roswell Park’s mission focuses on helping people find hope at every turn, and that includes nurturing the well-being of everyone in our community.

“Roswell Park fosters health and wellness beyond the cancer care we provide,” says David Scott, MS, Director of Diversity and Inclusion. “We believe in caring for the community in a holistic way. We want to be viewed as a good neighbor and partner for the entire Western New York area.

“Our Corporate Social Responsibility program exemplifies the many ways we care for the community in which we live. We do not want our neighbors’ first encounter with us to follow a cancer diagnosis for themselves or a family member.”

At the end of this difficult year, we extend to all our neighbors our warmest wishes for a New Year filled with joy, good cheer and good health.