There are many powerful ways to support the Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center’s goal of freeing our world from the fear, pain and loss of cancer. The funds raised during The Ride For Roswell go directly to cutting-edge research and quality-of-life programs at Roswell Park.
Roswell Park Turns $1 into $13
Roswell Park has recruited 100 new researchers and doctors in two years. The focus is to bring together the best minds to make cancer discoveries. Donations to Roswell Park enable breakthrough discoveries, and bring new treatments from the lab to a patient’s bedside.
Roswell Park scientists apply and compete for grants from the Roswell Park Alliance Foundation. Scientists prepare overviews of their research and provide detailed explanations as to how they’d use grants to impact cancer research. The Scientific Advisory Committee, an objective internal committee of Roswell Park scientists, awards money from donations to the most promising projects. While all of the research projects are impressive, the funds go to projects that show the most promise to curing cancer.
This seed money is used for researchers to obtain primary research data and in turn apply for larger national grants. The initiatives that receive support often lead to long-term funding from national organizations and new treatments. For every dollar donated to these projects, Roswell Park is able to leverage an additional $13 for cancer research.