Moments big and small highlighted in regional commercial
- Series of vignettes shows people turning away from tech to “Celebrate Life”
- Patients shown dancing, singing, living life – savoring each moment
- This is Roswell Park’s 5th year airing an ad during the Super Bowl
BUFFALO, N.Y. — Take time away from your phone, laptop or tablet and just enjoy the moment. That’s the core message of Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center’s 60-second regional television commercial, “Celebrate Life,” which will air in the Buffalo region during the Super Bowl on Sunday, February 2. This is the fifth year the center has produced a Super Bowl spot for the local market.
In a world where we are consumed with everything digital, we often lose sight of what’s most important. “What if, just for a minute,” the narrator asks, “we unplug and start living life in the now?” It’s a sentiment expressed by many of Roswell Park’s patients, families, and friends — a reminder to live in the now, to embrace life, to be in touch with our emotions.
The commercial, completely produced in-house by Roswell Park’s Department of Marketing, highlights several of our cancer survivors through their individual journeys. Pediatric patient Andre, known to the local community as “Andre the Warrior,” makes a new friend with one of the hospital’s therapy dogs while breast and thyroid cancer survivor Kristy “dances a little longer” while celebrating her lifelong love of dance and music.
So many of our patients are living longer and stronger lives after cancer thanks to advances in treatment, including breakthroughs discovered by Roswell Park researchers. They celebrate the milestones of this survivorship by ringing the Victory Bell in the Roswell Park lobby. “Celebrate Life” is an extension of that spirit of celebration, of the importance of appreciating every moment as a gift.
“Each vignette shows a unique story, another example of the joyful moments we might miss if we’re too plugged in and not paying attention,” says Roswell Park President and CEO Candace S. Johnson, PhD. “We hope each of these stories strikes a chord with viewers, as each one has been inspired by moments our patients have shared with us.”
Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center is a community united by the drive to eliminate cancer’s grip on humanity by unlocking its secrets through personalized approaches and unleashing the healing power of hope. Founded by Dr. Roswell Park in 1898, it is the only National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center in Upstate New York. Learn more at www.roswellpark.org, or contact us at 1-800-ROSWELL (1-800-767-9355) or ASKRoswell@RoswellPark.org.
Annie Deck-Miller, Senior Media Relations Manager