When 8-year-old Carly Collard Cottone was diagnosed with brain cancer, she knew she could make a difference. She was up against something tough, but it was a challenge she faced with courage and optimism.
Carly had a tremendous support group around her filled with family and friends, and she wanted to ensure that every kid going through treatment was embraced with the same amount of love and support she felt.
Because of Carly, children facing cancer and blood disorders have a fighting chance through the Courage of Carly Fund at Roswell Park. Providing everything from unforgettable memories and family events to financial support, donations allow the Courage of Carly Fund to offer hope and a little bit of extra happiness to children, teens and their families.