For more than half a century, Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) has recognized its volunteers who have given numerous hours of service to the efforts toRPCI’s mission to understand, prevent and cure cancer. At the 56th Annual Volunteer Recognition Luncheon volunteers were shown appreciation at the luncheon through an awards ceremony on April 24 at the Creekside Banquet Facility in Cheektowaga.
More than 100 volunteers were honored, including those who have reached milestones of giving 100 hours to 30 years of service. The loyal and dedicated volunteers make up a wide-range age demographic and offer their skills at various events throughout the year.
In 2011, 704 volunteers gave nearly 85,000 hours of service to RPCI. Many of the volunteers perform more than one act of service offering their time and talents. Some can be found greeting patients and visitors as they enter RPCI, while others can be found answering questions at the information desk. They provide comfort amenities to people sitting in the waiting room and provide “helping hands” wherever needed.