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Posted July 7, 2011 - 10:59am

Cory Los Schumacher is gearing up for his senior year at Saint Leo’s University in Florida where he studies mathematics and hopes to one day become a college level math professor. As a former RPCI patient (nearly 20 months into remission), Cory stays motivated in his efforts to raise funds for and remain involved with his Roswell Park family.

In the summer of 2009 Cory was diagnosed with PXA, a type of brain tumor. He was only 18 years old.

Posted June 23, 2011 - 8:45am

Check out this inspiring news story about five-year-old Madisyn Tolfa who wears her Beads of Courage with pride as she battles leukemia.

Learn more about the Beads of Courage program by visiting Yroswell's Coping section.


Posted June 8, 2011 - 10:00am

This year, Goin' Balders had even more to be excited about than raising money for cancer research. Thanks to Kiss 98.5's continued support, both students and teachers had a chance to win Kiss the Summer Hello 2011 tickets for the June 4th concert! Every student who raised $300 received one free ticket to the show, but it didn't end there. Students also had a chance to become a "B4B VIP" with DJ Anthony, with the top student fundraiser at each school receiving two special passes to the concert's VIP tent!

Posted June 8, 2011 - 9:31am

This Sunday, June 12, the Yroswell Street Team will volunteer at RPCI's Cancer Survivors Day celebration for patients, survivors and their families.

Keep an eye on the Yroswell facebook page for photos from the carnival-themed event next week!

Posted June 6, 2011 - 4:02pm

On May 31, 2011, more than 30 local teenagers gathered at Clarence High School for an event to spread awareness of the dangers of in-store tobacco marketing.

The event, held in conjunction with World No Tobacco Day, featured youth speaking out against the tobacco industry's marketing to children, as well as individuals who wrote "I've seen enough" on their hands and covering their eyes for photographs.  

Posted June 6, 2011 - 12:42pm

The following appeared on the editorial page of The Buffalo News on May 21, 2011:

Posted May 23, 2011 - 10:10am

RPCI has created an Adolescents and Young Adults (AYA) with Cancer program to expand and enhance its treatment and services addressing the medical, social, psychological, cultural and educational needs of young adults facing cancer. The program is funded by The Steadfast Foundation.

Nearly 70,000 American young adults and adolescents are diagnosed with cancer each year. While dramatic progress has been made in the treatment of children with cancer, survival rates for adolescents and young adults have not improved significantly since 1975.

Posted May 10, 2011 - 8:34am

We are excited to head down to Orchard Park High School this Saturday, May 14 for the Step to a Cure fundraiser! The walk is organized by the members of the Yroswell Orchard Park Street Team Club. Looking forward to supporting them as they raise money for Roswell Park through the Yteam Cure program to help create a world without cancer!

Click the PDF below for more information!

Posted May 5, 2011 - 3:48pm

It's “tanning season," and there's no better time of year to educate yourself, your friends, and your students about skin cancer, the most common type of cancer in the United States.

There’s one type of skin cancer that many hear about, but may not understand. It’s called melanoma.

For those featured in the video below, melanoma is all too familiar. What message would melanoma survivors send to their 16-year-old selves? Find out in this video, along with some potentially life-saving tips to share with your students.

Posted April 8, 2011 - 12:37pm

Great job to everyone at Bishop Timon - Saint Jude High School that went Bald For Bucks on Monday, April 4, 2011. They raised more than $4,000 for Roswell Park! Incredible!

A few of them visited DJ Anthony at Kiss 98.5 to talk about their experience. Listen to what aired on the Kiss 10 at 10. 


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