How do I...ring the Victory Bell?

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Photo of Victory bells

The tradition of ringing the Victory Bell is an important way to celebrate victories over cancer. The bell represents a different milestone for each our patients. Some patients ring the bell after completion of chemotherapy or radiation. Others ring the bell after surgery. Many patients living with cancer ring the bell to signify their ongoing survivorship.

Any Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center patient who wishes to ring the Victory Bell is free to do so. (Give it a good clang so that all nearby will hear, too.) The Victory Bell is located in the main lobby of the Roswell Park hospital, alongside another bell hung at a lower height that’s especially for our pediatric patients. Roswell Park’s Amherst Center also has a Victory Bell at the entrance of the chemo infusion room. (Just ask a nurse or doctor before ringing.)

Because Roswell Park remains under COVID precautions, if you would like to ring the Victory Bell with additional family members outside of our normal visitation policy, please contact Kara Eaton at 716-845-8114 to arrange for the celebration. If you’d like to share your good news with the wider Roswell Park community, post a photo of yourself ringing the bell on Twitter or Instagram and tag us @RoswellPark.

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