100% of game sales support Roswell Park Oishei Children's Cancer and Blood Disorders Program
- Games available exclusively at participating Tops Friendly Markets
- Limited-edition game features iconic Buffalo landmarks and businesses
- Funds raised will provide for new position: Bone Marrow Transplant Coordinator
BUFFALO, NY - Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center and the John R. Oishei Children’s Hospital have launched the First Edition City of Buffalo MONOPOLY® game, officially licensed by Hasbro, to benefit the Roswell Park Oishei Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Program for pediatric cancer patients.
One hundred percent of the proceeds from the sale of the game will have long-term benefit to the program, helping ensure that children and their families facing childhood cancers and blood disorders can remain in Western New York to receive the very best care.
“The funds raised through the sale of this game will specifically fund a critical position on our Roswell Park Oishei Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Program care team: a Bone Marrow Transplant Coordinator,” said Kara Kelly, MD, the Waldemar J. Kaminski Endowed Chair of Pediatrics at Roswell Park and Chair of Roswell Park Oishei Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Program. “Our joint program has helped us to nearly triple the number of bone marrow transplants that we perform, allowing families facing a pediatric cancer diagnosis to stay right here in our community to receive care. Having a dedicated Bone Marrow Transplant Coordinator, funded by the sales of the City of Buffalo MONOPOLY game, will help to ensure that there is seamless support for the care delivered across both Roswell Park and Oishei Children’s Hospital.”
Each year, Hasbro selects a limited number of custom MONOPOLY games to produce, and this year Buffalo was on that shortlist. The First Edition City of Buffalo MONOPOLY game features iconic hometown brands and corporations across Buffalo, bringing to life an authentic snapshot of what makes this community so special.
The game can be purchased for $50 exclusively at participating Tops Friendly Markets locations while supplies last.
"As part of our Neighbors Helping Neighbors philosophy, we have supported both the Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center and Oishei Children’s Hospital programming for many years, but this is a unique and exciting fundraiser for both charities," said John Persons, president and COO. "We truly believe in the work of both agencies as they align nicely with our philanthropic mission and we hope everyone enjoys this Western New York version of the game."
Michelle Ostrander, Director of Marketing and Communications