Pediatric Cancer Patients to Celebrate at Beads of Courage Party

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Partnership between national program and Roswell Park provides new support

Pediatric cancer patients and their families will celebrate the recent launch of the “Beads of Courage” program at Roswell Park Cancer Institute with a bead-stringing party. The national program recently established a partnership with Roswell Park to benefit young people facing cancer.

Beads of Courage is an arts-in-medicine program that honors a pediatric patient’s journey with cancer and provides a therapeutic system of support through the act of stringing beads. Through the program, children tell their story using beads as meaningful symbols that commemorate milestones achieved along their treatment path. RPCI patients also receive a special bead featuring the Carly’s Club logo.

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