Pediatric patient with short hair flashes a smile and a peace sign at the camera. She is sitting in a purple hospital chair next to an IV stand.


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Belonging to
the Courage of Carly.

The Courage of Carly Fund at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center offers fun activities and supportive programs for children 21 and under with cancer and blood disorders and their families. With our promise to give every child a fighting chance, we provide an extra dose of happiness while funding critical research seeking cures for childhood cancers right here at Roswell Park. And it’s all thanks to Carly.

Becoming a member.

Members can participate in all our events or pick and choose the activities you want to attend. It’s up to you! Join our mailing list so you can see what’s coming up. To learn more, contact Courage of Carly Coordinator Megan Crawford at
or 716-845-4100.
A group of kids and adults pose outside behind a balloon arch and light up letters that say Roschella
A boy is hugged by his smiling parents

I am so thankful for Courage of Carly. They have done so many amazing things for me, my family and so many other kids like me.

– Colt, patient

A mother smiles at her young son who has lost his hair and wears a red shirt reading Jack attack

Having a kid with cancer, your whole world is turned upside down. But there’s research being done and there’s funding for it. We’re so appreciative that people give; they don’t know how much their generosity impacts us.

– Amy, Jack’s mom

A mother holds her daughter, a patient at Roswell Park

We love it here. We love everybody. You don’t want to be here, of course, but they make it really nice.

– Dominique,
Lily’s mom

Telling your story.

If your child has received cancer or blood disorder treatment at Roswell Park or is currently in treatment, you may wish to share your family’s experience. Families and donors alike can read your story and get a glimpse into the reality your child and family are living and be inspired to surge forward together in the hope of a brighter tomorrow.

You can tell your story by contacting or 716-845-1300 ext. 6435.

A young pediatric patient who has lost much of her hair smiles at the camera. She has both hands up, arranging her fingers into peace signs. She sits in a hospital chair next to an IV stand.

Funding critical research.

Only 4% of federal funding for cancer research is designated for childhood cancers. That means donor support and community fundraising are crucial to bring this research to life.

The world-renowned physicians and researchers at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center often have ideas that could change the course of treatment for children and lead to cures. But without funding, their ideas would never get off the ground. That’s where you come in.

Donations to the Courage of Carly Fund help close the gap in federal funding to allow researchers to take their ideas and turn them into reality so more lives can be saved. Donations to the Courage of Carly Fund provides seed funding to launch new research projects and provides for the exploration of new therapeutic options that could lead to new standards of care.

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