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A new Tree of Hope at Roswell Park

Instead of decorating a tree that is already on the medical campus, they are bringing in a big one for the celebration at Roswell.

BUFFALO, N.Y. — The upcoming annual Tree of Hope lighting ceremony at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center will look at little different than years past. 

Instead of decorating a tree that is already on the medical campus, they are bringing in a big one for the celebration.

A 25 foot tall tree arrived on Tuesday afternoon, riding to Roswell from Chautauqua County.

‪The tree arrived from Westfield and was donated by Barb and Jerry Kittle in honor of their friend and cancer patient, June Beers.

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Barb & Jerry Kittle donated the new Tree of Hope in honor of June and David Beers (pictured)

Next month, throwing the switch at the inspirational lighting ceremony will be Ella, a young cancer patient who's really looking forward to her big job next month.

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Ella will light the Tree of Hope at Roswell Park on December 13th.

You will be able to watch the ceremony on Channel 2 on Friday, December 13. Coverage begins at 4 p.m. with the lighting ceremony live in our 6 p.m. newscast. 

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