Tops Markets and Coca-Cola of Buffalo Present Gift of $17,500 to RPCI

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Campaign raised funds through sale of Coke 2-liters at area Tops stores

BUFFALO, NY--Representatives from Tops Markets and Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Buffalo today visited Roswell Park Cancer Institute to present a check for $17,500 in support of patient care programs at Roswell Park.

The partnership between Tops and Coca-Cola raised funds through the sale of 2-liter bottles of Coca-Cola products at area Tops locations during late 2010 and early 2011.

Both Coca-Cola of Buffalo and Tops Markets are long-time supporters of Roswell Park. In addition to hosting the annual Tops 5K/10K with Team Cure Challenge, Tops also steps up to donate food and beverage items to events including the Bosom Buddies Walk and All Star Night. Coca-Cola also provides generous in-kind donations of products for Roswell Park events, including The Ride For Roswell and Cancer Survivors Day.

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