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To benefit lung cancer treatment at Roswell Park Cancer Institute

Tickets still available at the door for $60/per

Event Details

May 15, 2014
5:30 – 8:00 p.m.
The Saturn Club
977 Delaware Ave., Buffalo


Pre-sale online ticket sales for A Taste for Life are now closed. Tickets can still be purchased at the door. Credit card, cash and check are welcome forms of payment. We hope to see you this evening. Thank you for your support.


A Taste for Life is a sensational evening to sample fabulous wines, craft beers and sweet treats while supporting groundbreaking research advancing lung cancer treatments and therapies at Roswell Park Cancer Institute.

Hosted by:
Susan and Steven Roney
Sharon and Tom McCann
The Family of Sue Sullivan


Sampling Menu

Get ready to sample wine, craft beer and sweet treats from these fine Buffalo establishments:

  • Anheuser-Busch
  • Arrowhead Spring Vineyards
  • Cake Pops by Kate
  • Certo Brothers
  • City Wine Merchant
  • Colonial Wine & Spirits
  • Consumer Beverages
  • Cupcake Orchard
  • Flying Bison
  • Fowler’s Chocolates
  • Niagara Landing Wine Cellars
  • Opici Wine Company of New York
  • Orchard Fresh
  • Park Edge Sweet Shoppe
  • Pearl Street Brewery
  • Pie in the Sky Bakery
  • Southern Wine & Spirits Marquee Division
  • Southern Wine & Spirits Wine Division
  • T.J. Sheehan Distributing
  • Tops Friendly Markets
  • Verity Wine Partners
  • More to come!

Where The Funds Go

Funds raised from A Taste of Life will support a promising genetic test for lung cancer developed at Roswell Park Cancer Institute. This genetic test analyzes lung cancer tumor tissue for fourteen genes known to be mutated in lung cancer – genes that we can now treat with new targeted drugs. These treatments will be able to focus on specific genetic abnormalities in tumors with fewer side effects. The objective is to test stage III and IV lung cancer patients seen at Roswell Park and offer enhanced treatment plans based on the tumor marker information obtained from the genetic test. The cost to perform the test is $3,800 per patient and is not yet covered by health insurance. Our goal is to change the course of lung cancer treatment and transform this disease from a dismal outcome to a tumor that is managed effectively through targeted therapy. Your support of A Taste for Life will enable Roswell Park to make the test possible for as many patients as possible, moving research forward and making a difference for all lung cancer patients now and in the future.

If you can not attend A Taste For Life, please consider donating today. Donate Now


If you have any questions about the event please send us a note. Put “A Taste For Life” in the subject line. Thank You!



Sampling Sponsors

  • The Christie Family
  • K.M. Campanella
  • The Golonka Family
  • The Saveliev Family

Supporting Sponsors

  • E. Michael Semple, Esq., Mediator
  • Immco Diagnostics
  • Jack W. Hunt & Associates, Inc.
  • Kristin Saperston
  • Lynn D. Gates, Esq.
  • Nixon Peabody LLP
  • Patterson Dental
  • Phillips Lytle LLP
  • RICOH USA, Inc.
  • Zenger Group