The Ride For Roswell Makes a Difference

The funds raised from the Ride for Roswell go directly to the Roswell Park Alliance Foundation, the 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization that manages all donations to Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center. These funds help support the cutting-edge cancer research and full range of patient-care programs offered at Roswell Park. From researchers and physicians to patients and their families, everyone who joins in the Ride for Roswell is working together to reach a common goal: to end cancer.


Driven to eliminate cancer’s grip on humanity, Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center has a long history of cancer care. Founded in 1898 as the nation’s first cancer research center, Roswell Park grew from the vision of its namesake, Dr. Roswell Park. This highly respected surgeon believed that investigations in the lab and the clinic should go hand-in-hand. We’ve offered our patients this combined approach to cancer care for well over a century.

Today, Roswell Park is one of the leading cancer facilities in the country. Our research has led to historic breakthroughs in the way we understand, prevent and cure cancer. That expertise also enhances how we train the next generation of physician leaders.

Growing Our Research to Have a Global Impact

Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center has many researchers who bring their expertise to our 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.

Quality-of-Life Programs at Roswell Park

The faculty and staff at Roswell Park is committed to developing impactful quality-of-life programs for our patients and their families. Many times, the best ideas on how to help patients come from the professionals who are spending each day with them.

Once a year, faculty and staff at Roswell Park can submit a quality of life idea for consideration. A committee board evaluates and selects the best submissions, and those ideas are funded and implemented into Roswell Park. This process is a great way to ensure that our quality-of-life programs are being cultivated by the dedicated professionals seeing patients each day. Donations raised through the Ride for Roswell go directly to funding these quality-of-life programs, such as free wigs and head coverings for patients through Roswell Park’s Resource Center and comfort kits for our patients’ overnight hospital stays.


Four-star rating on Charity Navigator

Charity Navigator, an independent charity evaluator, gives Roswell Park Alliance Foundation a four-star rating, which is their highest seal of approval. This rating takes into account how Roswell Park Alliance Foundation allocates its funds to categories like fundraising, administrative costs and program growth. Roswell Park is proud to receive this recognition for charitable excellence. We’ll keep on funding cutting-edge research and patient support programs for as long as it takes to cure cancer.

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