NHL.com Highlights Mannequin Challenge with Buffalo Sabres and Pediatric Patients at Roswell Park Cancer Institute

Friday, December 9, 2016

NHL.com released a story yesterday highlighting a mannequin challenge video taken while the Buffalo Sabres team was visiting with patients at Roswell Park Cancer Institute. The Sabres team split into groups to take two separate videos which were shared on Roswell Park’s Facebook page, asking followers “who did it better?”

The videos feature players and staff from the Buffalo Sabres as well as Institute staff and pediatric patients from Carly’s Club at Roswell Park as they enjoyed a holiday ice cream social held in the lobby of the Scott Bieler Clinical Sciences Center.

The mannequin challenge is a viral internet video trend where people remain frozen in action like mannequins while a moving camera films them.

During their stay, players paid personal visits to patients throughout Roswell Park and handed out Buffalo Sabres merchandise and signed autographs for cancer survivors and their families.

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The mission of Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) is to understand, prevent and cure cancer. Founded in 1898, RPCI is 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 www.roswellpark.org, call 1-877-ASK-RPCI (1-877-275-7724) or email askrpci@roswellpark.org. Follow Roswell Park on Facebook and Twitter.

Media Contact: 

Amy Biber Collson, Director, Development Marketing & Communications
716-845-1038; amy.biber@roswellpark.org