This year, the Bosom Buddies will be joining forces with the American Cancer Society (ACS) and their Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk. We are excited to collaborate on such an important cause, and by moving the Bosom Buddies Walk to join ACS at Canalside, we can make an even bigger impact on breast cancer here in our community. Join Team Roswell Bosom Buddies and help us make a difference!
Team Roswell Bosom Buddies will have our own team tent. Under the tent you will be able to register for the event, turn in donations, pick up your team hat and party! Refreshments will be served by Tim Hortons and Tops. Also, be sure to check out our basket raffle to benefit our team! For more event details click here.
|Date:||Saturday, October 15, 2016|
|Location:||Canalside, Buffalo Get directions|
|5K Start||9:00 a.m.|
|Walk Start:||10:00 a.m.|
Fifty percent of dollars raised by Team Roswell Bosom Buddies will continue to directly support the Western New York Breast Resource Center at Roswell Park Cancer Institute.
The Breast Resource Center helps patients and families in our community navigate their cancer journey from diagnosis and treatment to survivorship. The center, which is free and open to the public, provides a wealth of information and personal support not only to patients, but to their spouses, siblings and children as well. Since 2012, the center has provided more than $65,000 in wigs to patients free of charge. It’s a friendly, safe space for anyone with cancer concerns. The center doesn’t just offer help, it offers hope.
To learn more about the Breast Resource Center click here.
The other half of funds raised by Team Roswell Bosom Buddies will help ACS fund cancer research initiatives at Roswell Park and across the nation, as well as free education on cancer prevention, early detection and survivor resources to all communities, when and where it’s needed. Visit the Making Strides website to learn more about ACS services and programs made possible through donations.
Why is the Bosom Buddies Walk moving to Canalside to join American Cancer Society’s (ACS) Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk?
ACS is a long-time supporter and partner of Roswell Park and shares our mission in the fight against breast cancer. By joining the Making Strides event as Team Roswell Bosom Buddies, we will be combining, rather than dividing, our efforts to save lives and improve patient care. Together, we can make an even bigger impact on breast cancer care at Roswell Park and throughout Western New York — something we all can celebrate!
How will monies raised by Team Roswell Bosom Buddies be used?
Fifty percent of dollars raised by Team Roswell Bosom Buddies will continue to directly support the Western New York Breast Resource Center at Roswell Park Cancer Institute. The other half of funds raised by Team Roswell Bosom Buddies will help ACS fund cancer research initiatives at Roswell Park and across the nation, as well as free education on cancer prevention, early detection and survivor resources to all communities, when and where it’s needed. Visit the Making Strides website to learn more about ACS services and programs made possible through donations.
If I am unable to walk this year, can I still make a donation that supports Team Roswell Bosom Buddies and/or the Breast Resource Center?
Yes! You can make a donation to support Team Roswell Bosom Buddies team here or by phone at 716-845-8788. Donations to the Breast Resource Center can be made any time of the year.
How do I register with Team Roswell Bosom Buddies at the Making Strides walk?
You can register online for Team Roswell Bosom Buddies. If you’d prefer to register over the phone, feel free to give us a call at 716-845-8788.
Is there a registration fee? What is the minimum fundraising commitment?
No, there is no registration fee or minimum fundraising level to participate in the walk. The run event does have a registration fee of $25. This is a great opportunity for participants to support Roswell Park and breast cancer care. Our goal is to have each team member raise $200!
Can I create my own sub-team of Team Roswell Bosom Buddies?
Yes, you can create your own sub-team under Team Roswell Bosom Buddies.
I’ve participated in the Making Strides event before and already have a Making Strides account. Can I/my team become a part of Team Roswell Bosom Buddies?
Yes, when you register for this year’s event, be sure to join Team Roswell Bosom Buddies. If you are already registered, please contact our office at 716-845-8788.
When is the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk and where does it take place?
The Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk is on Saturday, October 15 at Canalside in downtown Buffalo. Registration opens at 8:30 a.m. at the Team Roswell Bosom Buddies Tent. The 5K begins at 9:00 a.m. and the walk begins at 10:00 a.m.
What is the distance of the Making Strides Walk and is there a route map available
The walk is a 5K — or 3.1 mile — walk. A route map can be found here.
Will there be a registration tent or designated meeting area the day of the event for Team Roswell Bosom Buddies?
Yes, Team Roswell Bosom Buddies will have its own tent for registration and gathering purposes. This will serve as our starting point so that we can all walk together.
For questions about Team Roswell Bosom Buddies, please contact us at 716-845-8788 or Mackenzie.Maddock@roswellpark.org.