Whether you’re talking about the Ride for Roswell, 11 Day Power Play, or any number of fundraising efforts to battle cancer, your dollars are making a difference.

Dr. Kunle Odunsi, Executive Director of the Center for Immunotherapy at Roswell, says every dollar raised is carefully targeted. “We have a process by which we ask for the best that as investigators at Roswell can come up with. These ideas are next-generation ideas that can really propel our ability to cure cancer.”

For example, this year they received 40 applications from researchers, hoping for funds to get their cancer-fighting projects off the ground. Five were selected to receive seed grants from the funding raised here in Western New York. Dr. Scott Abrams’ study into the use of immune-targeted therapy for the treatment of breast cancer received a $100,000 grant from 11 Day Power Play funds. His approach uses the body itself as the first line of defense.

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