Town of North Collins First Community to Sponsor Herd of Hope

Crystal Cocca: North Collins school district treasurer and town bookkeeper; mother of two; happily married wife; Herd of Hope pioneer. Crystal would probably never call herself a pioneer, but she is. She’s the first person to rally an entire community around the Herd of Hope blue buffalo in support of cutting-edge cancer research at Roswell Park. But while being a …

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Kevin Hays Selected for 2019 Herd of Hope Hero Award

What does it take to be a hero? In the case of the Herd of Hope Hero Award, a lot of compassion and commitment. The Hero Award seeks to recognize and honor an individual who inspires hope — hope for loved ones, hope for the community, hope for a cure and hope for the future. The recipient of the 2019 …

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Costanzo’s Employees took pictures with the Herd of Hope Buffalo

Raising Hope

How Costanzo’s Bakery Inspires Staff and Customers With Its Herd of Hope Buffalo The store’s vestibule and large picture window just called for the big blue buffalo. It was the perfect stage on which to display a symbol of hope. Costanzo’s Bakery is just one of the many members of the Herd of Hope. As a sponsor, they received a …

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Cancer knows how to put up a fight. The Herd of Hope is pushing back.

A caring business community + a talented group of cancer experts = a recipe for making serious headway in the fight against cancer: the Herd of Hope. 97 blue buffaloes later, nearly a half-million dollars have been raised to support a first-of-its-kind Team Science research project at Roswell Park. Several multidisciplinary teams of Roswell Park faculty came together to develop …

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Herd of Hope on track to fund a half-million dollar research award

More than 80 businesses and individuals from across Western New York have sponsored a blue buffalo since the 2018 Herd of Hope kicked off in July, bringing the campaign over 75 percent of its fundraising goal. This overwhelming outpouring of support puts Herd Hope in position to award a half-million dollar research award to a promising research idea at Roswell …

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Donor Support is Fueling a Historic Clinical Trial at Roswell Park

“This could be a game-changer,” said Kelvin Lee, MD, Chair, Department of Immunology at Roswell Park. “It could impact hundreds of thousands of patients in the United States, and potentially millions of individuals worldwide.” Dr. Lee is talking about CIMAvax-EGF, a treatment for lung cancer developed by the Center for Molecular Immunology (CIM) in Cuba. In 2016, Roswell Park announced …

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Fighting Brain Cancer With Community Support

John Brennan will tell you that he’s alive now because of a cancer vaccine called SurVaxM. One late night in June 2016, John had a seizure. It came out of nowhere for the healthy, active retiree. The EMTs who responded to the emergency call thought he’d had a stroke. But an aggressive brain cancer called glioblastoma had actually been the …

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Donations Fund Genetic Testing That Saves Lives

Imagine that your child is sick but no one can tell you what’s wrong. That’s what happened to Kyle’s parents when he took a strange fall and started having trouble walking. He kept waking up in great pain in the middle of the night, and nothing helped. After multiple hospital visits, an MRI finally found a tumor on his spine. …

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Western Division Federal Credit Union Proud to Be Part of the Herd Community

“Roswell Park makes a powerful difference in the fight against cancer and the determination to find a cure. We are honored to support such a wonderful resource and are blessed and fortunate to have Roswell right in our own backyard. Roswell is truly a very special gift to our community.” — Robert Harms, President/CEO, Western Division Federal Credit Union When …

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