Media Advisory: Roswell Park Employee Group Hosts Tribute to the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

WHAT:           The African-American Roswell Employee Network at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center invites Western New Yorkers to join us for A Community Gathering to Celebrate the Life & Times of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The ceremony will feature a recital of King’s “I Have a Dream” speech by a 9th-grader from the Buffalo Academy of the Visual & Performing Arts; musical performances by Bessie Patterson, Mitchell McCloud and others; remarks from Roswell Park President and CEO Donald L. Trump, MD, and presentation of the inaugural Living the Legacy Recognition to Arthur O. Eve Sr., a retired New York State lawmaker and onetime Deputy Speaker of the New York State Assembly.

WHEN:           FRIDAY, January 13, 2012, 4 p.m.–5:30 p.m. Reception to follow.

WHERE:         The David C. Hohn, MD, Lecture Hall — Research Studies Center, Roswell Park, Carlton Street at Elm Street, Buffalo, NY

NOTES:           Key participants will be available for interview, including Brian Springer, Executive Vice President of Roswell Park, and AREN officers Terry Alford and Leon Hall.

The mission of Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center is to understand, prevent and cure cancer. Roswell Park, 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 Roswell Park’s website at, call 1-800-ROSWELL (1-800-767-9355) or email


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