Hundreds of “Helping Hands” honored
BUFFALO, NY – Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) hosted its 54th Annual Volunteer Recognition Celebration today, from 11:30 am until 2 pm, at The Creekside Banquet Facility, 2669 Union Road, Cheektowaga, NY. The event paid tribute to the 741 volunteers who collectively gave 85,301 hours of their time and talent to RPCI in 2009.
At this year’s awards ceremony, 170 volunteers received special recognition for hours and consecutive years of service. Twenty-six retired RPCI scientific faculty were also recognized.
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, hosting the hospitality room and offering “helping hands” wherever needed.
Annie Deck-Miller, Senior Media Relations Manager