Roswell Park Brings Annual Volunteer Recognition Event to Creekside Banquet Facility Tuesday

Thursday, April 19, 2012

WHAT: Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) to host 56th Annual Volunteer Recognition Luncheon

WHEN: 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 24, 2012

WHERE: Creekside Banquet Facility, 2669 Union Road, Cheektowaga, NY 14227            

NOTES: In 2011, 704 volunteers contributed 84,726 hours of service to RPCI. Volunteers are found throughout the Institute, greeting patients and visitors at the front door, attending the information desk, offering snacks and beverages in waiting rooms or the hospitality room and offering their “helping hands” wherever needed.   

The event will include an awards ceremony in which more than 100 volunteers will be recognized for donating their time and talents, including those who have reached milestones from 100 hours to 30 years of service. Volunteers from ages 15 to 91, along with 28 retired RPCI scientific researchers, will be recognized.

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.

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Media Contact: 

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