Funds raised at Casino for a Cause II event hosted by Zach and Bianca Bogosian will benefit research and patient care
- Casino for a Cause II was Foundation’s 3rd major event to benefit Roswell Park
- Buffalo Sabres Zach Bogosian and wife, Bianca, started foundation in 2015
- To date the Foundation has donated $155,000 to Roswell Park
Today, Buffalo Sabre Zach Bogosian and his wife, Bianca, presented Candace Johnson, PhD, Roswell Park President and CEO and a patient with a $75,000 donation to support research and care at the comprehensive cancer center.
The funds we raised at Casino for a Cause II, The BOGO Bunch Foundation’s roaring 20s-themed event held on February 2 at Town Ballroom. More than 600 guests attended the event, which featured live and silent auctions, as well as special appearances by Zach’s Buffalo Sabres teammates who served as the gaming table dealers for the night.
To date, the $75,000 gift is the largest donation the Foundation has made to any organization. Combined with donations from their first Casino for a Cause event in 2017 and the Bogosian Kancer Jam Kan Jam tournament in 2018, the Foundation’s contributions to Roswell Park total $155,000.
“Our community is really fortunate to have one of the nation’s leading cancer centers right here in Buffalo and The BOGO Bunch Foundation is proud to play a part in advancing their mission,” says Zach. “Bianca and I are thankful to the Sabres organization, sponsors, volunteers, and everyone who attended the event that helped in making this donation possible. We know these dollars are in good hands and will be used to develop new treatments and therapies that can improve the quality of life for patients and potentially save lives from cancer.”
“We are grateful to Zach and Bianca for supporting the cutting-edge research taking place at Roswell Park that drives the best possible treatment and care for our patients,” says Dr. Johnson. “This generous donation will benefit so many in our community and we thank The BOGO Bunch Foundation for their continued partnership with Roswell Park.”
The BOGO Bunch Foundation was founded by Zach in 2015 as a way to give financially to the cancer community. Zach’s grandmother Armen suffered from lymphoma and he credits research and therapy for keeping her alive for many enjoyable years after her diagnosis.
Amy Biber Collson, Director, Development Marketing & Communications