Buffalo Sabres’ Wins Add Up to $21,500 for Carly’s Club

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Cellino and Barnes, P.C. donate check to support children with cancer

(BUFFALO, NY) Cellino and Barnes, P.C., presented a donation of $21,500 to Roswell Park Cancer Institute in support of pediatric cancer research and family support programs through Carly’s Club. At the beginning of the 2010-2011 National Hockey League season, Cellino and Barnes pledged to make a gift for every game won by the Buffalo Sabres.

The Sabres won 43 games during the 2010-2011 season. Ross Cellino, partner of the firm, visited Roswell Park Cancer Institute today to present the check.

“On behalf of our clinical and research team and pediatric patients, thank you to Cellino and Barnes for their generous and meaningful gift,” said Dr. Martin Brecher, the The Waldemar J. Kaminski Chair in Pediatrics at Roswell Park Cancer Institute. “This funding will support promising new research led by scientists who are searching for new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat pediatric cancers.”

Dr. Brecher shared that some of the funds will also provide programming to help young patients and their families throughout their cancer journeys.

"Roswell is a tremendous asset to our community,” said Ross Cellino. “Cellino & Barnes is pleased to make this contribution to help RPCI in the fight against childhood cancers."

The mission of Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) is to understand, prevent and cure cancer. RPCI, founded in 1898, was one of the first cancer centers in the country to be named a National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center and remains the only facility with this designation in Upstate New York. The Institute is a member of the prestigious National Comprehensive Cancer Network, an alliance of the nation’s leading cancer centers; maintains affiliate sites; and is a partner in national and international collaborative programs. For more information, visit RPCI’s website at http://www.roswellpark.org, call 1-877-ASK-RPCI (1-877-275-7724) or email askrpci@roswellpark.org.

Media Contact: 

Annie Deck-Miller, Senior Media Relations Manager
716-845-8593; annie.deck-miller@roswellpark.org