My first experience with Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center was in 1993 when my friend Robert was diagnosed with Leukemia. I remember visiting him and playing Sega Genesis. Even though he was very sick, I remember him always being in good spirits and with a smile on his face. The nurses and staff at RPCCC were very friendly.
Fast forward 25 years and my wife has now worked at RPCCC for 10 years as a LCSW-R. I hear on a daily basis of the great work being done there. Also a number of my family members have been stricken by cancer and I want to 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 email@example.com 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.
|Praxair Match||10/12/2018||$300.00||Jeanette Schultz||07/13/2018||$50.00||Anonymous Friend||07/12/2018||$13.00||Bob Berus||07/11/2018||$25.00||Have Fun!||Jerry & Mary Jo Sheldon||06/28/2018||$25.00||Emily Miller||06/28/2018||$50.00||Good luck. What a fun and personal way to raise money for a great cause and help people affected by this disease.||Sam Russo||06/28/2018||$25.00||Mary Savage||06/28/2018||$25.00||What a memorable way to Honor your friend. My company will double my donation so you should get credit for $75.||Daniel Saltino||06/27/2018||$20.00||Skate Hard Dan! Good luck.||Carla and Dan Hall||06/27/2018||$100.00||Good luck Dan!! We are rooting for you!||Mark Eberly||06/05/2018||$50.00||Praxair Foundation Inc.||06/01/2018||$112.00||Celine Charleson||05/31/2018||$25.00||Good luck Dan!||Jen Hudson||05/31/2018||$20.00||GO DAN! :)||Patricia Keith||05/31/2018||$25.00||Way to go Dan! We love what you're doing! Aunt Pat & Uncle Scott||Patty Briwb||05/31/2018||$25.00||Such a great cause! Go Dan!||Lauren Dinse||05/31/2018||$50.00||Sandra Roberts||05/31/2018||$20.00||Christopher Balduf||05/31/2018||$30.00||Stick It to Cancer!||Cathy and John Lefko||05/31/2018||$25.00||Dan Spellman||05/27/2018||$255.00||Beer Blast||Kyle Costello||05/25/2018||$50.00||Good luck Dan! The Costellos||Andrea Castle-Baecker||05/18/2018||$75.00||Good Luck Dan!||Danielle Murdie||05/18/2018||$25.00||Good Luck Dan!!!!||Michelle Liebel||05/18/2018||$25.00||Good Luck!||Lori Pulbrook||05/18/2018||$25.00||Good luck Dan!||Andrew Bowen||05/18/2018||$25.00||Amy Glenn||05/16/2018||$25.00||Mark Millonzi||05/08/2018||$15.00||Dana Stone||05/02/2018||$20.00||Good Luck!!||Kevin Lennon||04/03/2018||$100.00||Good luck Dan! Love Kevin and David||Ann Marie & Tim Spellman||03/10/2018||$100.00||Proud to support you, Dan!||Eileen Spellman||03/08/2018||$25.00||Dan Spellman||03/07/2018||$100.00||Brenda Fronckowiak||03/07/2018||$50.00||Riley Spellman||03/07/2018||$10.00||I love you Daddy!||Peyton Spellman||03/07/2018||$10.00||Good Luck Daddy!!|