More than 250 Expected at Roswell Park Dedication Ceremony to Honor Those Touched by Cancer

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Bricks, pavers, benches and trees will be dedicated at annual Walk of Life ceremony

WHAT: More than 250 family members and friends of those who have been affected by cancer will pay tribute at Roswell Park Cancer Institute’s annual Walk of Life and Garden of Hope dedication ceremony. The ceremony will bring together those who have dedicated a brick, paver, bench or tree in Roswell Park’s Kaminski Park & Gardens to honor and celebrate the life of their loved one.

WHERE: Kaminski Park & Gardens Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Elm & Carlton Sts.

WHEN: July 28, 2010
5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

SPOKESPERSONS:
• James Marshall, PhD, Sr. Vice President, Cancer Prevention & Population Sciences, Roswell Park Alliance Foundation Chair in Cancer Prevention
• Roswell Park IV, PhD, Chair, Walk of Life and Garden of Hope

DETAILS: The Walk of Life in Kaminski Park & Gardens, introduced in July 2002, features perennial gardens, teak benches, inscribed pavers, and trees dedicated to individuals whose lives have been affected by cancer. To learn more about dedication opportunities in the Walk of Life, please contact Kim Guido at (716) 845-3328 or kim.guido@roswellpark.org.

The Roswell Park Alliance Foundation, founded in 1991, is a not-for-profit organization formed to receive and administer funds supporting scientific and clinical research, state-of-the-art medical care, and patient-related activities at Roswell Park Cancer Institute. Roswell Park Cancer Institute, founded in 1898, is the nation’s first cancer research, treatment and education center. The Institute 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. RPCI 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 www.roswellpark.org, call 1-877-ASK-RPCI (1-877-275-7724) or e-mail askrpci@roswellpark.org.
 

Media Contact: 

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