My dad, Ralph Ross has just lost his battle with cancer this year and my mom died from breast cancer 8 years ago. I also am having my scare with cancer. However, I get regular checkups at Roswell Park, now quarterly, and my Doctors are keeping me cancer free so far.
So it is fair to say that I have been very much affected by the impact of Cancer and also have first hand experience of the great work that Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center is doing in its fight against cancer.
My parents introduced me to the great game of hockey and I see participating in the 11 day Power Play as a perfect way to raise money for Roswell Park and join the fight to find a cure!!
This summer, more than 1,700 pairs of skates will hit the ice to play in the 2018 11 Day Power Play Community Shift to help in the fight against cancer! The 11-day game will be played in continuous, four-hour shifts at HarborCenter in Buffalo, New York. Each shift will feature two new teams. The purpose of this important event is to raise critically-needed funds for important local cancer causes, including: cutting-edge cancer research and wellness programs at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center; supporting programs that improve quality of life for children, adults and families affected by cancer through Camp Good Days; and, granting wishes and amazing experiences to kids with life-threatening illnesses, including cancer, by Make-A-Wish Western New York. Although it may be physically challenging for our players to play four continuous hours of hockey, it will be a walk in the park compared to what some people have to endure in their battle against cancer. Cancer is a disease that touches everyone, and The 11 Day Power Play wants to make a difference, a big difference. You can help make a big difference by supporting our players' efforts in The 11 Day Power Play Community Shift.
As part of our fundraising efforts, we also offer various corporate sponsorships, providing value greatly in excess of the financial contribution. Please contact Sara Schumacher at firstname.lastname@example.org or 716-830-3805 for more information. Team sponsorships start at $1,100 and are first come, first serve.
Proceeds of the 11 Day Power Play Community Shift will benefit our local families while supporting cancer research and wellness programs at Roswell Park, Make-A-Wish WNY and Camp Good Days.
Donations are graciously accepted either online or by check. Please write checks out to 'The 11 Day Power Play' and send to PO Box 4 Buffalo NY 14223.
Find out more about this event, or the 2017 World’s Longest Hockey Game, at www.11daypowerplay.com. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
|David Yagielski||07/13/2018||$50.00||Saby George||06/28/2018||$100.00||Andrew Rosinski||06/26/2018||$100.00||from Wednesday night hockey||Praxair Foundation Inc.||06/01/2018||$112.00||Dan Spellman||05/27/2018||$145.00||Beer Blast||Mike & Maureen Couche||05/09/2018||$100.00||Karl Rasch||05/02/2018||$50.00||Good Luck Peter!||Mrs.Marilyn Romphf||04/30/2018||$150.00||Kevin & Regina Foti||04/20/2018||$100.00||Ralf Rosenkranz||04/18/2018||$50.00||Chuck Roskow||04/18/2018||$50.00||Good luck Pete and thanks for fighting...for all of us!||Diane Simonsen||04/16/2018||$50.00||Gene and Donna Wachala||04/16/2018||$100.00||Anonymous Friend||04/13/2018||$25.00||Robert Rominger||04/13/2018||$25.00||Good Luck!||Leslie Owens||04/12/2018||$100.00||Thinking of your mom & dad... have a great skate.||Mike Rollins||04/12/2018||$50.00||Wendy Backman||04/11/2018||$25.00||Good luck Pete!||Brian Harrison||04/10/2018||$30.00||James Handley||04/09/2018||$50.00||Craig Heal||04/09/2018||$50.00||Catherine Kortlandt||04/09/2018||$50.00||Tim & Cyndy Baird||04/09/2018||$100.00||Good luck Pete!!||Anonymous Friend||04/09/2018||$25.00||Jeff Jones||04/09/2018||$100.00||Alan Percy||04/08/2018||$50.00||Skate on!||Doug Herr||04/08/2018||$100.00||Peter Ross||04/07/2018||$200.00||Marcelo Ribeiro||04/07/2018||$20.00||Mark McCormack||04/07/2018||$20.00||David McFayden||04/07/2018||$50.00||Mary Matus||04/07/2018||$25.00||Good luck, Pete!||Eve Wylie||04/07/2018||$50.00||Fred Turner||04/07/2018||$75.00||Thoughts and prayers are with you and your Dad.||Steve Idziur||04/07/2018||$200.00||Glad you're still playing|