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Posted March 5, 2015 - 1:48pm
Hannah Slabodkin

By Hannah Slabodkin, 
Sophomore in the City Honors School Science Research Program

Cancer is in my family background. My grandmother Betty Slabodkin fought a courageous battle against the disease before passing away in 1999—just months after I was born. In fact, my parents first took me to meet her at Roswell Park Cancer Institute when she was a patient.

Posted February 25, 2015 - 12:52pm

On Wednesday, February 18, student-athletes from Buffalo State College joined DJ Anthony and Yroswell Street Teamers in the Kiss 98.5 studio to discuss their Goin' Bald for Bucks event. Listen to the full radio spot to hear their stories.

Posted February 17, 2015 - 1:12pm

The Cleveland Hill Eagles raised almost $10,000 for Bald for Bucks! They celebrated in the Kiss 98.5 studios with DJ Anthony on February 11. 

Listen to the full radio spot to hear touching stories about why these students and teachers went Bald.

Posted February 5, 2015 - 3:32pm

Forestville Elementary was the first school this year to receive an exclusive tour and interview with DJ Anthony at the Kiss 98.5 studio!

Posted December 19, 2014 - 11:41am

Canopies for Kids is a project that supports children in hospitals in a unique way. The initiative provides skydivers with special stuffed teddy bears to take along on their jumps. The bears become “The Bravest Stuffed Teddy Bears in the World,” and are given to children in hospitals across the country after they take their skydive adventure.

Posted December 19, 2014 - 11:33am

Each year, 72,000 young people between the ages of 15 and 39 are diagnosed with cancer in the United States. Cancer is the number one cause of disease-related death in this age group.

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.

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