BUFFALO, NY – On Saturday morning, Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center and the Courage of Carly Fund hosted a socially distancing Trunk or Treat drive-thru for families with childhood cancer and blood disorders in Western New York.
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Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center and the Courage of Carly Fund hosted a socially distant, Trunk or Treat drive-thru This was for families with childhood cancer and blood disease in Western New York The event was made possible by 70 volunteers and Roswell Park staff
“We’re here to create happiness for our families and to see how they can celebrate Halloween, it’s absolutely amazing,” said Megan Crawford, Courage of Carly Program Coordinator. “Many of these kids can’t be fooled or treated in their own neighborhood because they are immunocompromised.”
Patients and siblings enjoyed the festivities.
“These kids are going through so much,” Dr. Kara Kelly, Roswell Park Oishei Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Program. “Many of them receive chemotherapy on a weekly basis. Several times a week. Hospitalized for their treatment or complications.”
Treatment can be extremely difficult, which is why Saturday’s event was aimed at patients and family members who could just have fun.
To make everything special, volunteers decorated the trunks of their cars with different themes, from pirates to the Wizard of Oz. Everyone dressed up, including a dog.
The event was made possible by 70 volunteers and staff from Roswell Park.
More than 50 patients and their families took part in the fun.