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Roswell Park Cancer Institute and the Buffalo Sabres partner to expand our efforts in reducing cancer risk among the team's fans.

Through this relationship with the Buffalo Sabres, our goal is to increase public awareness so people can act to reduce their risk of cancer, among other diseases.

 

Hockey Fights Cancer™

 

 

Through the Hockey Fights Cancer™ initiative, the National Hockey League's U.S. and Canadian charitable foundations and NHL supporters and fans have donated more than $15 million to support national and local cancer research institutions, children's hospitals, player charities and local cancer organizations.

Roswell Park Cancer Institute was the Sabres’ chosen partner for this year’s Hockey Fights Cancer™ fundraising and awareness campaign that took place during their home game on Saturday, November 18, 2017.

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During the October 27, 2016 Hockey Fights Cancer™ game, the Buffalo Sabres and Roswell Park Cancer Institute honored all lives touched by the disease. (Courtesy: Buffalo Sabres)
The cameras were flashing for a pre-game surprise as young patients were invited to get dolled up for a professional photo shoot. (Courtesy: Buffalo Sabres)

Hockey Fights Cancer™ night was extra special for one cancer survivor who took center ice to ring the Victory Bell for the very first time and drop the puck to start the game. (Courtesy: Buffalo Sabres)

 

No One Fights Cancer Alone

Over 250 men took control of their health at the Buffalo Sabres prostate cancer screening event on Thursday, March 24, 2016. In addition to the screening, visitors took locker room tours and met Sabres alumni including Val James, the first black American in the NHL and the author of "Black Ice: The Val James Story." 

Player visits always bring smiles to the hospital and brighten our patients' days. Ryan O'Reilly, Evander Kane and Jack Eichel are among the Sabres who have made special, unannounced visits to RPCI to spend time with patients.

 


Annual Holiday Visit

The entire Buffalo Sabres team spread holiday cheer during a visit to Roswell Park on December 8, 2016. The players stopped by each floor, going room-to-room for one-on-one chats with patients and their families, culminating with an ice cream social for our pediatric patients.