Roswell Park to Host Tribute to The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

BUFFALO — The African-American Roswell Employee Network at Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) invites Western New Yorkers to join us for A Community Gathering: A Celebration of the Life & Times of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., to be held Friday, January 14 from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

The ceremony will feature readings from Dr. King’s public addresses, music and dance performances by the Men in White Choir and others, and comments from congregation leaders and elected officials. Light refreshments will be provided. Among those who will be taking part in the ceremony are Candace Johnson, PhD, RPCI Deputy Director, and the Rev. Dwayne Jones, Pastor of Mount Aaron Missionary Baptist Church.

The event will be held in the David C. Hohn, MD, Lecture Hall in RPCI’s Research Studies Center (RSC), Carlton Street at Elm Street, Buffalo, NY. The presentations and performances will run from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., with a reception to follow in the Gaylord/Cary Conference Room, also in the RSC.

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, call 1-877-ASK-RPCI (1-877-275-7724) or email

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Annie Deck-Miller, Senior Media Relations Manager