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Buffalo Sabres team up with 'Bald for Bucks,' Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center

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Wed, Jan 31st 2018 01:40 pm
The Buffalo Sabres announced the team will partner with the Bald for Bucks initiative and Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center throughout the month of February to raise funds to support critical cancer research and patient-care programs.
"The Buffalo Sabres are an incredible partner in Roswell Park's fight against cancer and we're so grateful for their passionate support of our mission," said Candace Johnson, Ph.D., Roswell Park president and CEO. "By raising funds for the 'Goin' Bald for Bucks' program, they are enabling Roswell Park to pursue innovative cancer research and provide compassionate care programs for our patients and their families. Every donation makes a difference, and we're so appreciative of their efforts!"
As part of the effort, the Sabres and "Bald for Bucks" will release limited-edition T-shirts. Donors who contribute $50 or more will receive the T-shirt and have the chance to win autographed merchandise, tickets to future Sabres games and meet-and-greet opportunities.
"The Buffalo Sabres and our players are proud supporters of Roswell Park and their efforts in the fight against cancer," said Erica Muhleman, EVP of business development for Pegula Sports and Entertainment. "Programs like 'Bald for Bucks' not only bring us one step closer to a world without cancer, but also provide important emotional support to those who are battling the disease."
Donations can be made online at Sabres.com/BaldForBucks or at KeyBank Center during the team's home games on Feb. 1, 8, 17 and 25. All money raised will stay in Western New York, with the goal of accelerating promising research projects and supporting programs that assist patients during their cancer journey.
"Goin' Bald for Bucks" began in 2002 when Western New Yorker Cathleen George was being treated for cancer. Her brother, Tony, promised his sister he would shave his head with her and remain bald until her hair grew back. Tony, a teacher at Lake Shore High School, brought this idea to his students and many offered to help. One student suggested they raise money and then do the shaving, and a fundraiser was born.
In the years since the program was founded, thousands of participants across Western New York have joined forces to raise over $4.2 million to help find cures and save lives.
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, call 1-800-ROSWELL (1-800-767-9355) or email [email protected].

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