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Tue December 13, 2005
The Roundtable's conversation with folks from The Paint Box Project - Greeting Cards by Children with Cancer
Albany, NY – Since losing her daughter, Katherine, to cancer in 1989, Anne Gioia has energized Buffalo, New York's support for Roswell Park Cancer Institute and its research programs. She has created the Roswell Park Alliance, which has grown into one of the most successful fundraising organizations in Western New York's history, raising over $103 million dollars to uncover new treatments for cancer and improving the quality of life for patients.
Anne Gioia is a co-founding member and current secretary of the Roswell Park Alliance Foundation Board of Directors, and also serves on the Roswell Park Cancer Institute Corporation Board of Directors.
19 year-old Corrie O'Hara was diagnosed with cancer and is currently in remission. She is a participant in the Paint Box Project, a program founded in 1990 that uses the healing power of art to help young cancer patients and their family members to express themselves during and after treatment.
Cards are drawn throughout the year by the children at art parties hosted by the Roswell Park Alliance-- a group of volunteers committed to Roswell Park and its mission of ending cancer. With the help of generous sponsors and your purchases, The Paint Box Project has raised over $4.7 million since its inception to help Roswell Park Cancer Institute find cures and save lives.
Paint Box Project: 1.800.959.5931.