Queen City Roller Girls Go Bald for Bucks in Support of Roswell Park

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Queen City Roller Girls Go Bald for Bucks in Support of Roswell Park
Roller derby league marks last game of the season with fundraiser

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

BUFFALO, NY On Saturday, May 9, Western New York's only all-female roller derby league, the Queen City Roller Girls, took part in Goin' Bald for Bucks to raise funds for Roswell Park Cancer Institute as they celebrated their final competition of the season. After the evening’s match, audience members watched as several members of the league shaved their heads in support of life-saving research at Roswell Park. A fellow team member will be performing the shaving and cutting. The Queen City Roller Girls raised more than $5,000 for Roswell Park.

The Queen City Roller Girls is comprised of more than 80 women on four teams that compete at rinks throughout Western New York. To learn more, visit their website at www.qcrg.net. See photos from the derby -- and from other recent Goin' Bald events -- on the Goin' Bald for Bucks photo page.

The Roswell Park Alliance Foundation, founded in 1991, is a 501(C)(3) 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

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Media Contact: 

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