Fueling Quality-of-Life Programs Through Donations

Every dollar raised for The Ride For Roswell makes an impact. Each rider who signs up for The Ride helps the future of cancer research and cures. All donations get us that much closer to a world without cancer.

Growing our research to have a global impact

Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center has many researchers who bring their expertise to patients with innovative cancer therapies. The funds raised through The Ride For Roswell help our researchers investigate new treatment options and facilitate clinical trials for both common and rare types of cancers.

These therapies can provide cutting-edge treatment choices to patients in our own community and in cancer centers worldwide. Your commitment to The Ride For Roswell starts locally and impacts globally.

Quality of Life Programs at Roswell Park

Roswell Park faculty and staff develop quality-of-life programs that directly benefit patients and their families. Oftentimes, the best ideas on how to help patients come from those professionals who spend each day with them.

Similar to the Scientific Advisory Committee’s grant submission process for our scientists, the faculty and staff at Roswell Park can submit a quality-of-life programs proposal for consideration. A committee board evaluates and selects the best proposals. Then, Roswell Park funds and implements those selected. This process is a great way to ensure that these programs are being cultivated by the dedicated professionals that see patients every day. A portion of the donations raised through The Ride For Roswell go directly to funding these quality-of-life programs.

In 2016 – 2017, 30 quality-of-life grant submissions received $900,000 of funding. Highlights include free wigs and head coverings for patients, bedside attendants who give patients a helping hand during their stay, inpatient comfort kits and much more. These programs help patients focus on their cancer fight and reminds them that cancer does not define who they are.