Team Roswell: Fourth Quarter Lookback

Something incredible happens when a small group of committed people come together around a shared mission to end cancer. With sweat and dedication, small efforts often blossom over time. Nothing highlights that better than the examples below.

Each of these events started with a common goal to make an impact in the fight against cancer. Thanks to the commitment and hard work of each event coordinator, each event raised more than $10,000 for Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center.

1. Bridget's Battle Band Jam

On November 28, event coordinator Tom Schuh hosted a battle-of-the-bands at Buffalo RiverWorks to benefit the Angel Fund at Roswell Park. The event raised $10,000 and honored Tom’s wife, Bridget, who was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2008 and passed away in 2014. The event has been ongoing since 2010. Read more.

2. Strength, Tone and Stretch Class

On October 26, the team at Buffalo Rehab Group came together to host a fitness class that raised $10,020 for breast cancer research at Roswell Park. Lead by Stephanie Loveless, participants gathered at Powerhouse Buffalo to move through the motions as they stretched, strengthened and toned their way to cancer cures.

3. F Melanoma Golf Tournament

On October 1, event organizer James Skelton and fellow golfers teed up to drive out melanoma at the Chestnut Hill Country Club. The inaugural golf tournament raised $10,865.43 for the melanoma research at Roswell Park. Melanoma is a serious form of skin cancer that develops in the pigment-making cells that give skin its color.

4. Holiday Hockey Showcase

On November 23, the Buffalo Professional Firefighters Local hosted a hockey tournament that raised $11,060 for Roswell Park! Community members gathered together on Thanksgiving Eve for a fun-filled night of hockey, music and vendors. Games were played by members of The 11 Day Power Play, the Buffalo Fire Department and the Buffalo Police Department.

5. Karen Kovach Basket Raffle

On November 3, Paul Kovach hosted a basket raffle at St. Benedict’s School in Eggertsville to raise money for breast cancer research at Roswell Park. The event honored Karen Kovach, who lost her 16-year battle with breast cancer in 2021. The event raised $12,200 for the cause.

6. Lindsay's Legacy 5K

On November 12, a group of runners gathered at the Eldredge Country Club for a 5K race around the City of Tonawanda to raise funds for the Courage of Carly Fund. The event, hosted by Frank Mariani and team, raised $15,500 for children faced with cancer and blood disorders. Now in its 16th year, Lindsay’s Legacy 5K honors Lindsay MacIver, who lost her battle with alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma in 2004, at age 21. Rhabdomyosarcoma is a cancer of muscle, tendon, cartilage or bone.

7. Traphagen's Trail Ride 4 Brain Cancer

On October 15, Shannon Traphagen and her team hosted the second annual Traphagen’s Trail Ride for brain cancer research at Roswell Park. The charity bike ride in Hamburg, NY, raised $22,680 for the cause! Shannon Traphagen began the event in 2021 to fight back against brain cancer following the loss of her husband. Read more or listen to Shannon’s podcast.

These are just a few of the hundreds of unique fundraising events you can host to support cancer patients at Roswell Park. Every event makes an impact.

Have you tried something different that you love and want to share?

Committed to Making a Difference: Check out The 11 Day Power Play

A Call to Action

For the Lesakowski family, a battle with cancer turned into a call to action. That call to action turned into The 11 Day Power Play, Team Roswell’s largest community fundraiser.

The 11 Day Power Play, Inc. was founded by Mike and Amy Lesakowski in 2016. Eight years earlier, Amy was diagnosed with an aggressive form of breast cancer.

“I was 35 when I was diagnosed, and we had three small children all under the age of 10,” said Amy. “Obviously it’s a shock for anyone who gets diagnosed … we were fortunate enough to know to come to Roswell Park because it’s the best place you can get treatment.”

Amy participated in a three-year clinical trial through Roswell and has been in remission ever since. “I did everything that Roswell suggested, and I’m happy to still be here,” she explained.

While Amy survived her cancer diagnosis, Mike’s mother was not as fortunate. She passed away after being diagnosed with lung cancer in 2013. Through their grief and mourning, they found a renewed sense of purpose and a desire to serve and support other families on their cancer journeys.

The 11 Day Power Play Is Born

This photo shows hockey players sitting on the bench at The 11 Day Power Play
This photo shows two hockey players hugging at The 11 Day Power Play

Mike and Amy came up with the idea for The 11 Day Power Play based on their personal connection to Roswell Park and their love of hockey. The event, which took place for the first time on June 22 – July 2, 2017, aimed to set the world record for the longest continuous hockey game. Forty men lived onsite and played hockey nonstop for 11 days. That first fundraiser alone raised more than $1 million for Roswell Park.

Mike and Amy also know that while not every hockey player has the availability and resources to devote 11 days to the Power Play, many still want to be a part of the movement. Thus, the 11 Day Power Play Community Shift was created. The Community Shift event, which typically takes place in the summer, allows more people to get involved. Rather than committing to the entire 11 days, these participants can sign up to take three-hour shifts throughout the duration of the fundraiser. For these events, hundreds of players can be a part of the game – each with a $225 fundraising requirement. 

“Not only do we raise money for research, but we also want to raise awareness,” Amy emphasized.

More than 300 volunteers come out to support the Community Shift event every year. For Amy, the energy is unbeatable. “I always say everyone needs to experience the love at the rink,” she explained.

And the love off the rink, reflective in the funds raised to help the community, is evident as well. “The fact that our players are able to do what they do with their fundraising is just incredible,” said Amy.

Over the years, the event has continued to grow. To this day, more than $8.4 million has been raised by The 11 Day Power Play organization.

“Anything's possible. That's always our motto.”

This is a group photo from The 11 Day Power Play in November, 2021.

You, too, can make a difference in the lives of cancer patients. Whether you’ve been personally affected by cancer or know someone who has, we’re all in this together.

Team Roswell encompasses fundraisers of all sizes – and sometimes the best way to get your idea off the ground is starting small and setting achievable goals.

Amy encourages people who are interested in getting involved to try something new and not be afraid. She added, “Anything’s possible. That’s always our motto.”

Start your own Team Roswell fundraiser today or learn more about The 11 Day Power Play.

Event coordinators reflect on 17 years of Saddle Up for Roswell

Celebrating 17 Years

Oftentimes, the best fundraisers are born from the marriage of two concepts — a passion and a need. The success of Saddle Up for Roswell is the perfect example of that.

The 17th Annual Saddle Up for Roswell was held on September 17, 2022, at the Chestnut Ridge Equestrian Center. Over the years, the event has raised nearly $250,000 for Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center.

“The original motivation was because Sue Williams’ husband, Terry, was diagnosed with cancer and he was getting treatment and my father worked for Roswell Park in the cancer research lab,” said event coordinator Megan Gamin. “We just thought it was a perfect partnership to raise money for Roswell, and it’s such a wonderful cause.”

Sue and Terry Williams were both avid riders and deeply involved in the world of breeding and training horses. In fact, in 1984, their horse Abdullah competed at the Los Angeles Olympics, winning a gold and silver medal in show jumping.

Carrying on Terry's Vision

This is a photo of an award case from Sue and Terry's late horse, Abdullah
This is a photo of Sue Williams, one of the Saddle Up for Roswell founders

At this year’s event, Sue reflected on how the idea for Saddle Up for Roswell came to be. “My husband was being treated for colon cancer at Roswell. And I can distinctly remember sitting at a horse show in Erie, Pennsylvania, and just brainstorming and thinking, ‘Why don’t we see what we can do?’ and ‘Let’s make the horse trials into a fundraiser!’”

In the beginning, they could’ve only dreamed of the event’s success in the 17 years that would follow.

“Our goal is always to beat the year before,” said Megan. “There are 125 riders, and they bring in thousands of dollars. It’s a devoted group.” The event also raises money through T-shirt sales, sponsors and a basket raffle.

While Terry passed away in 2007, Sue and Megan have continued to host and grow the fundraiser in his honor.

Sue added, “I will be 80 years old this year, and I hope it carries on for a long time. I don’t see an end in sight.”

Looking to Start Your Own Event?

This photo shows a woman and a young girl at Saddle Up for Roswell. The girl is sitting on the horse, preparing to compete in the event.

For anyone looking to start a fundraiser for Roswell Park, Megan said, “If they can do it, please do it.” She also offered this advice: “Be ahead of the schedule, set a timeline, have meetings and get your core people to back you up.”

Though it can be a commitment to get an event like this off the ground, both Megan and Sue believe the reward of helping those living with cancer is well worth it every time.

Salsa for A Cure: Bringing the zest of dance and music to fundraising

To date, “Salsa For A Cure” has raised more than $28,000 for patient care service at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center.

When you think of salsa, it’s easy to envision the music, dancing, bright colors and energy. When you think about cancer, it likely brings up opposite emotions. But here in Buffalo, community members have found a way to use the vibrancy of salsa to make a difference in the lives of people living with cancer.

“Salsa for A Cure,” an amateur dance competition, took place on September 16, 2022 at Pucho’s Social Club. The event is a fundraiser for patient care services at Roswell Park.

“I figured, if I had an event that featured Spanish music, especially for Hispanic Heritage Month, we would get more people to learn and be more aware about the different cancers,” said Maritza Vega, “Salsa for A Cure” chairperson.

According to Maritza, one of the primary goals of the event is bringing joy to those who may be suffering due to cancer.

This is a photo of Maritza Vega, the Salsa for A Cure chairwoman
Picture shows four Salsa for a Cure judges standing beneath a Puerto Rican Hispanic Day parade flag. They are dressed in red on event day.

“Making people happy: It’s a way of wellness,” she explained. “I chose ‘Salsa for A Cure’ because I knew that people, when they came to this event, were going to be happy. They were going to be willing and ready to contribute.”

Dinorah E. Santos agrees. Dinorah is a past board member of the Hispanic Heritage Council and she currently handles public relations for the Hispanic Heritage Cultural Institute.

“Come for the music. Come for the drinks. Come for the vibes and the energy,” Dinorah exclaimed while being interviewed at the event.

When asked about the significance of “Salsa for A Cure,” Dinorah said the amateur dance competition is a great symbol for Hispanic and Latino culture — and the diversity within those communities. “It just shows how this culture can be enjoyed and appreciated by everyone, especially in a time where we just spent so much time behind closed doors in our homes away from others [due to the COVID-19 pandemic]. Here, everyone is just coming together and appreciating the culture.”

The fundraiser was put on in coordination with the Hispanic Heritage Council of Western New York, the Pucho Olivencia Center, the Puerto Rican and Hispanic Day Parade, Baila Salsa and many more community partners.

To date, “Salsa for A Cure” has raised more than $28,000 for patient care services at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center; however, Maritza believes the event can make an even bigger impact! She hopes to see the fundraiser continue to grow for years to come.

We all have the tools to make a difference in the lives of cancer patients. For anyone looking to start their own fundraiser, Maritza offered, “It takes people to come together and make it happen.”

Salsa for a Cure Photo Gallery

Body image shows four people from Salsa for a Cure holding a check that's being donated to Roswell Park. All donations from the event benefit patient care programs.
This photo features a couple dancing at Salsa for A Cure
Picture shows four Salsa for a Cure judges standing beneath a Puerto Rican Hispanic Day parade flag. They are dressed in red on event day.
This photo features a couple dancing at Salsa for A Cure

Riding for hope: How one woman turned loss into a lifelong mission

Shannon's story

Shannon Traphagen vividly remembers the day her husband Mike hopped on his bike and cycled 20 miles — just six weeks after having brain surgery. At his next radiation appointment, the entire staff at Roswell Park applauded his efforts and greeted him with high-fives. When Mike finished radiation and rang the bell marking his last treatment, his doctors and nurses rallied around him.

Though Mike succumbed to brain cancer after 14 months, Shannon will never forget the knowledge and compassion of the Roswell Park staff. They walked the couple through treatment options, let them know what to expect and brought in specialists when needed. To this day, Roswell Park continues to exceed Shannon’s expectations.  

“The staff and community at Roswell Park continue to rally around me as I grieve the loss of my husband. They hold me close and support me on my new journey. There is immense value and strength in that kind of support,” Shannon says.

A trail ride in Mike's honor

Shannon's bike ride luncheon
Shannon's bike ride

Last year, Shannon started the Traphagen’s Trail Ride 4 Brain Cancer in the Village of Hamburg to honor her husband’s legacy. The inaugural event offered a 5.5-mile and 10-mile bike route to riders and benefitted brain cancer research and treatment at Roswell Park. The event raised almost $11,000 in just six weeks.

Shannon relied on the Roswell Park Alliance Foundation, sponsors, vendors and her staff to put the event together and hit her fundraising goal. The Alliance Foundation, through the Team Roswell program, helped her plan and create promotional materials while media coverage from WIVB Channel 4 helped her spread the word to recruit riders and encourage donations. 

Her advice to anyone looking to fundraise is this: Start early, plan in advance and be strategic.

“Create a Facebook events page, use LinkedIn and Instagram, make a personal video message letting people know why you are holding your event. These things will give you the best chance at hosting a great event!” she says.

Finding the light

Shannon's bike ride participants laughing

Shannon doesn’t plan to stop after the inaugural ride. After serving as a caregiver and experiencing such a difficult loss, she wants to help others who are walking a similar path. That involves raising funds and awareness for brain cancer to give others a better chance at beating the odds. It all comes down to inspiring hope.

“Hope is a powerful thing. Don’t ever lose it — even in your darkest days — because you never know where the light will come from and how it will shine down on you,” she says.

Learn more about how to start your own fundraising event

What We Can Learn from Shooting For A Cure!

Imagine This

Picture a packed gym decorated with balloons and streamers — all pink. At center court, the Pembroke girls’ basketball team dons pink jerseys with a pink basketball in one player’s hand. The crowd is silent as a player shares the story of a loved one over the loudspeaker. When she’s done, she places a pink rose into a vase alongside other pink and white flowers, representing survivors and those lost to breast cancer.

At the end of the night, it’s not about who wins the game; it’s about an entire community coming together for a cause. And it’s been that way for eleven years.

“Our mission started off as a kind gesture in support of a community member as she battled breast cancer,” says Mike Wilson, a special education teacher and event organizer. “It was a pure act, done out of love. Eleven seasons later, we never could have imagined what this game would become.”  

Shooting For A Cure! started in 2011 after coach Ron Funke discovered his wife had been diagnosed with cancer. The girls’ basketball team wanted to show their support by hosting a game in her honor as she underwent treatment. Shooting For A Cure! has since raised more than $225,000 for breast cancer research and care at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center.                                                              

“Our team, our school and our entire community is working toward finding a cure for cancer. We value service, and we will continue to do all we can in support of those in need,” Mike says.

The Secrets to Success: Sweat and Passion

The Secrets to Success: Sweat and Passion

When we asked Mike what it took to bring an event like Shooting For A Cure to life, his answer was simple: hard work. The planning process begins long before event day, and everyone (players, families and teachers) works together to promote the game. That includes collaborating with local media outlets, posting on social media and seeking donations from local area businesses.

Above all of that, though, Mike says that you can use passion to fuel your momentum. Lead with your heart, and people will respond.  

“If you have a passion to support those in need, let that guide your event. There are more compassionate and benevolent people in our community than you can imagine who will jump on board and support you.”

Mike also says that the Roswell Park Alliance Foundation really helps support his team through the planning process by providing tools and connections that make the event a success.

Bring It All Together

Bringing It All Together

There’s a lot to be learned from the success of Shooting For A Cure!, especially if you’re thinking about hosting your own Team Roswell event for the first time. Here are four tips you can take from Shooting For A Cure! when planning your fun.

1. Start early

Events can be time-consuming to plan, so give yourself plenty of time to get everything off the ground.

2. Make it a community affair

Planning is more fun with a team. Make sure to loop people in and ask for help from local businesses.

3. Use the resources available to you

Whether you need inspiration, guidance or planning tools, there is plenty of support available to you. Ask family, friends or the staff at the Roswell Park Alliance Foundation.

4. Get social

Use social media to promote your event, ask for donations and gather inspiration from other accounts. Follow Shooting For A Cure! on Twitter at @PemGBB_PinkGame to get started.

5. Lead with passion

If you have a serious passion for helping others, let that be your guide. People respond well to authenticity and are more likely to help if they know you’re excited about your event.

With these tips on your side, your event is sure to be a hit.

Questions? Reach out to Mary at Team Roswell at 716-845-4977 or .

Livestream Fundraising 101

In 2016, BuzzFeed took to Facebook Live to answer one simple question: How many rubber bands does it take to break a watermelon in half? The question inspired nearly 800,000 people to tune into BuzzFeed’s livestream, and the results were explosive — literally. Viewers hung on the edge of their seats as rubber bands were secured to a bulging watermelon that eventually exploded. The video went on to garner more than 5 million views.

That’s the power of livestreaming.

What is it

Livestreaming is simple. You broadcast a live video over the internet to active viewers. Think of it as live TV you create. Some platforms also let you save the broadcast to share with your social media followers afterward.

What platform do I use?

There are tons of platforms to choose from, but Twitch is one of the most popular by far. With 30 million daily visitors and more than 7 million streamers active each month (according to Twitch), this platform always draws a large audience.

Here are some other options:

  • YouTube Live
  • Facebook Live
  • Tik Tok Live
  • Vimeo
  • Periscope
  • StreamYard

How do I use it to fundraise?

Fundraising through livestream can be as simple as sharing a link to your fundraising page on your live feed. Choose your topic and dedicate whatever you’re doing to raise money as part of Team Roswell. Let people know why you’re raising money and ask them to donate to end cancer once and for all.

What topic do I choose?

When it comes to livestream fundraising, almost anything goes. If you’re into gaming, then game to end cancer. If you enjoy cooking, teach a cooking class for a cause. And if these ideas don’t quite fit? Try something random, like exploding a watermelon or doing a make-up tutorial. Just remember to ask for donations as you go!

Six Tips for Facebook Fundraising

Now that you’ve officially joined Team Roswell, you may be wondering how to fundraise. Facebook is one of the easiest and most effective ways to reach people, share your story and ask for donations. Through the platform, you can choose to do an integrated or organic fundraiser. If you don’t know the difference, check out Facebook Fundraising 101.

Regardless of the fundraiser you choose, here are six tips to make your efforts on Facebook even more impactful.

1. Personalize it.

Be sure to include your story when you share your fundraising link with your followers. Tell your followers your reason for wanting to end cancer. Write from your heart — people respond to authenticity.

2. Get creative

Pay attention to the overall look and feel of your post. You can get creative (and boost engagement) by adding pictures, using emojis or including memes.

3. Ask friends to share your fundraiser.

Identify trusted friends or family members and ask them to share your fundraiser on their Facebook pages or other social media platforms. This increases your audience and may land you donations you wouldn’t have gotten otherwise.

4. Go live.

Live steaming is one of the fast-growing ways to communicate online, and you can do it right on your Facebook platform. Start a Facebook Live session to talk about your fundraiser and engage more directly with your followers

5. Consider using an incentive.

People are motivated by incentives. Consider incentivizing donations by offering to do something entertaining when you hit a certain fundraising goal. For example, try doing 20 pushups for every $20 you raise and then livestream your pushup session!

6. Show gratitude.

One of the most important things you can do when someone donates to your fundraiser is to thank them. Make sure you send a digital thank you card or drop a friendly note in Messenger. If someone posts on your fundraiser, respond. Sharing gratitude shows people you appreciate their support.

That’s it! Follow these easy tips and your Facebook fundraiser is sure to be a success.

For more fundraising tips, check out A-Z Fundraising Ideas.

A-Z Fundraising

Looking to host a community fundraiser for Team Roswell to raise funds for cancer patients at Roswell Park but don’t know where to start? Check out these A-Z ideas for inspiration.

1. Athletic Challenge

Whether you’re into running the diamond, hitting the ice or lacing up your running sneakers, there’s always an opportunity to challenge yourself. Plan an athletic event, such as a tournament or race, and raise money while seeing how far you can go.

2. Bootcamp and Bubbles

Sweat and chardonnay, anyone? Team up with your favorite studio and host a fitness fundraiser. Offer participants a glass of bubbly after completing their workout.

3. Cannoli for Cancer

Sweat and chardonnay, anyone? Team up with your favorite studio and host a fitness fundraiser. Offer participants a glass of bubbly after completing their workout.

4. Dinner Sponsors

Reach out to your favorite local restaurant to sponsor dinner for a night. Ask for a percentage of proceeds to be donated to your fundraiser.

5. Entertain

Host an event at your home or produce a mini concert or talent show. Sharing your gifts and creating a space for hospitality is a great way to gather your community for a great cause.

6. Fill the Bottle

Encourage people to “fill the wine bottle” by donating up to a specific dollar amount ($500, for example). Every donation gets entered into a drawing to win a gift card or bottle of wine.

7. Get the Word Out

Wear your Roswell swag proudly. Sharing on social media is a great tool, but nothing beats word of mouth. Speak to your community about why you think it is important to raise funds to end cancer. You would be surprised at the number of people who join the fight with you.

8. Jam It Out!

Wear your Roswell swag proudly. Sharing on social media is a great tool, but nothing beats word of mouth. Speak to your community about why you think it is important to raise funds to end cancer. You would be surprised at the number of people who join the fight with you.

9. Match Your Donations

Double your impact by asking your employer or local business to match your fundraiser dollar for dollar.

10. Neighborhood Walk

Unite your neighborhood and walk for a purpose. Houses can set up water stops; kids can chalk a start and finish line. There’s no end to the creativity.

11. Open House

Open your home and sell some of the items you are no longer using. It’s a win-win. You’re cleaning your house and helping patients at Roswell.

12. Pancake Breakfast

Pancakes are delicious and easy! Host a pancake breakfast at your church hall or community center. Add an additional charge for a brunch-time mimosa to boost your fundraising goal.

13. Quilt

Raffle off a handmade, one-of-a-kind quilt. Buffalo can get chilly, and quilts liven up any cozy space.

14. Race a Friend

We know you have heard of gym buddies, but have you heard of a fundraising buddy? Pick a friend and race to your fundraising goal. A little friendly competition is great, especially when the finish line goes toward a great cause.

15. Sip and Shop

Want to shop for a cause? Connect with a local boutique to host a private shopping event. Guests can purchase tickets for entry and enjoy a private shopping experience with ticket proceeds benefitting Team Roswell. Maybe you can even encourage the boutique to donate a portion of the shopping proceeds to the fundraiser!

16. Slow Roll

Want to shop for a cause? Connect with a local boutique to host a private shopping event. Guests can purchase tickets for entry and enjoy a private shopping experience with ticket proceeds benefitting Team Roswell. Maybe you can even encourage the boutique to donate a portion of the shopping proceeds to the fundraiser!

17. Teacher Dare

Double dog dare you to make a bet with a teacher. Set a fundraising goal and dare your teacher to cut their hair or shave their beard if you hit it!

18. Ugly Sweater Party

Throw a party and encourage everyone to don their ugly sweaters! Ask that everyone who wears a sweater donate to Team Roswell and spread the word about the cause over hot cocoa.

19. Wigs!

Get your friends and family together and raise funds to donate to the Roswell Park Wig and Hat Boutique!  Learn more here.

20. Zip Line

Zip lining is the perfect activity for any adventure seeker. If this thrill ride is at the top of your to-do list, why not do it while raising money to end cancer?

These are just a few of the hundreds of unique fundraising events you can host to support cancer patients at Roswell Park. Every event makes an impact.

Have you tried something different that you love and want to share?

Team Roswell At Home Challenge

We know this isn’t how you imagined your year going — we didn’t, either! But despite the uncertainty of the world right now, we know we will get through this because we are in it together. Just because you are physically distancing doesn’t mean you can’t make a difference.

That’s why we challenge YOU to push your limits, accomplish your goals and raise crucial funds for cancer research and patient-care programs at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center. This will pass, but our patients still need you and your support – now more than ever before.

How It Works:

  1. Pick your challenge and set your goals
  2. Click here to create your challenge fundraising page 
  3. Collect pledges and donations toward your goal
  4. Set a date to complete your challenge by
  5. Feel good about all you’ve accomplished – you did something to make a difference!

Challenge Ideas

What is your challenge? Well, that’s completely up to you! Our Team Roswell community is innovative, dedicated and creative, so we encourage you to turn your passions and hobbies into a fundraiser to support cancer patients. Not sure where to start? Here are some ideas so you can make a difference at home:

  • Step Up Your Step Game – Set a goal for yourself to take 10,000 steps every day while physically distancing. And challenge your donors to make a $1 donation for every mile you walk. Whether you’re walking outside or on the treadmill, rack up those miles.
  • The 100 ChallengeChallenge yourself to do 100 push ups in a day, hold a 100 second plank every day or run 100 miles from start to finish. We believe in you! Push yourself and challenge your donors.
  • Live Stream Your Passions Are you an avid gamer? Create a fundraising page and share it with your followers every time you stream on Twitch. Add fun twists to your efforts – for every $10 donation you’ll do a Fortnite dance!
  • Show Off Your Skills – Create custom art for a cause and make a piece for your art-loving friend for a donation to your efforts. Spending quarantine learning new recipes? Host a virtual cooking class and ask your family and friends for a donation before tuning in.
  • Enjoy The Outdoors – Were you registered for an upcoming half-marathon that was postponed? Or maybe you are looking to enjoy the outdoors while physically distancing. Set a goal, get outside and do it! Whatever your “it” is. 


Meet some of our Team Roswell Champions who challenge themselves to make a difference in lives of cancer patients. Read their stories on our blog.

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When you take on your challenge, don’t forget to post updates and share your progress. Tag Team Roswell so we can cheer you on, too!



Create A Facebook Fundraiser

Do you have an upcoming birthday? This year, your celebration might feel a little different. Make an impact from home on your birthday by setting up your own Facebook Fundraiser to support the Roswell Park Alliance Foundation. 

Cancer won’t stop – and neither will we. Join us by setting up a Facebook Fundraiser to honor a loved one impacted by cancer. Your efforts will support cancer patients at Roswell Park, who need our help more now than ever before. 

Create A Facebook Fundraiser