Roswell Park to Hold Volunteer Recognition Luncheon Monday At Creekside

Friday, April 8, 2011

WHAT:           Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) holds its 55th annual Volunteer Recognition Event

WHEN:           Monday, April 11, 2011, 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.

WHERE:         Creekside Banquet Facility

                      2669 Union Road, Cheektowaga, NY

NOTES:          In 2010, 748 volunteers contributed 82,995 hours of service to RPCI. Volunteers may be found throughout the Institute — greeting patients and visitors at the front door, staffing the information desk, offering snacks and beverages in waiting rooms or the hospitality room and offering a helping hand wherever needed.         

Monday’s luncheon event will include an awards ceremony. More than 100 volunteers will be recognized for donating their time and talents, including those who have contributed anywhere from 100 hours up to 30 years of service. Volunteers to be recognized range in age from 15 to 87 and include 27 retired RPCI scientific researchers.

Organizations around the U.S. are drawing attention to contributions from volunteers as part of Volunteer Appreciation Week, April 10-16, 2011.

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