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Posted December 19, 2014 - 11:26am

Sammi and A.J. Raised More than $40,000!

In 2014, for the first time in its 19-year history, two youth riders made it to the list of Top 10 fundraisers for The Ride For Roswell. Twelve-year-old Samantha Van Wicklin and 11-year-old A.J. Walczak raised more than $40,000 combined. Each did so under extenuating circumstances: Sammi’s dad was stationed in Afghanistan with the U.S. Army, and A.J.’s mom has been living with cancer for the past few years.

Posted December 19, 2014 - 11:21am

Alexandra Myers’ life was turned upside down in August 2012 when she lost her mother, Stephanie Myers, to colon cancer. Although Alexandra already had a full plate, processing the loss of her mother while preparing to head to college, she decided she wanted to make a difference and educate those around her in her hometown of Randolph, N.Y.

Posted December 19, 2014 - 11:12am

Getting hands-on lab experience, going on adventures with new friends and making a difference in cancer research—those are just a few of the things Ribhav Gupta experienced throughout his time in Roswell Park’s Summer Research Internship Program in Cancer Science this past summer.

“It was the internship that I was the most interested in, so when I got accepted into it I was ecstatic to come,” said Ribhav, a high school junior from Minnesota who jumped on the opportunity to further his knowledge as one of 27 high school students in the program.

Posted December 19, 2014 - 11:05am

With hookah bars popping up across the Buffalo-Niagara Region, there is a good chance that you’ve heard of them before. A hookah is a type of water pipe that is used to smoke a tobacco mixture known as shisha, which comes in different flavors, such as apple, mint and even chocolate. Hookah smoking dates back centuries to ancient Persia and India and is growing in popularity among teens and college students.

Posted December 19, 2014 - 10:59am

Calling all high school students interested in a career in the medical field! Applications are due January 9 for the Junior Robotic Surgery Challenge. This is a great opportunity to get hands-on experience in robotic surgery. Students will be trained to use a surgical robot with experienced nurses, physician's assistants, and surgeons.

Posted December 19, 2014 - 10:52am

The 2014-2015 Bald for Bucks incentives:

Raise $100: Bald for Bucks T-shirt
Raise $500+: Bald for Bucks T-shirt, Water Bottle & Cinch Bag
Raise $1,000+: Bald for Bucks T-shirt, Water Bottle, Cinch Bag & Bald for Bucks Hoodie!
Top Fundraiser at Each School: 2 Tickets to Warped Tour at Darien Lake!!!

* Register your school by January 31st & your school will be eligible for a SURPISE incentive! Stay tuned....

Posted December 19, 2014 - 10:44am

Students and faculty at Nichols School returned to the buzzers for the sixth year in March 2014, continuing what has become a school-wide tradition to raise money for Roswell Park Cancer Institute through the Goin’ Bald for Bucks program.

Posted February 5, 2014 - 10:21am

Coach Brenden Brady believes it’s important that his players understand there is more to football than what happens on the field. He has been bringing his high school football teams to the Carly’s Club Holiday Party as volunteers for the past three years. The first two years he was with Williamsville East, and this past year, Lockport High School.

Every year, his team shows up in their jerseys because, as Coach Brady knows, many Carly’s Club members (pediatric cancer patients and survivors) see athletes as celebrities and heroes.

Posted February 5, 2014 - 10:14am

Eleven year-olds Allyson Nemeth and Jessica Flash were at a sleepover when they decided to sell delicious treats as a way to raise funds for kids with cancer. What started as a fun idea turned into a successful team effort that raised $1,000 for Carly’s Club at Roswell Park!

The girls put together a baking schedule at each other’s houses and went door-to-door selling yummy baked goods for people and dogs. They also sold their treats at events throughout the community.

Posted January 9, 2014 - 11:24am

Bald for Bucks is moving into its 12th year and has raised more than $2.4 million dollars in the fight against cancer. The incentives for this program continue to grow and this year, there are even more reasons to turn up your fundraising efforts! Check out the great prizes that are waiting for you, including a chance to win an in-studio visit and on-air broadcast with DJ Anthony from Kiss 98.5! What's the catch?


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