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.
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.
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 Thursday, October 27, 2016.
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)