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The YRoswell Street Team helps raise awareness about cancer

BUFFALO, NY (WIVB) — Roswell Park is encouraging middle and high school students to participate in their street team program called YRoswell.

Students will be part of a program aimed at younger generations of children who are trying to get involved in the community. You will also learn a little more about medical backgrounds. The program also provides support for younger generations of cancer patients.

These students share the goal of a cancer-free world by spreading awareness, hosting fundraisers, and helping out at various Roswell Park events throughout the year.

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Jamie Schuh was once part of this program and is now a Roswell Park Oncology Clinical Nurse Educator. She credits YRoswell with guiding her in her career.

“When my family members both had health issues, I kind of knew I wanted to get more into the nursing field,” Schuh said. “And this opportunity came when I was in high school, so I jumped at it and I loved the way it worked with the community, but also this connection back to educating younger people but also our community about prevention strategies and screening. “

The participating students meet once a month. They have the opportunity to fundraise and go to the community for educational events. Roswell Park is accepting applications through Friday, January 20th. Click or tap here to apply.

Chelsea Lovell is a New York City traffic anchor and reporter who joined the News 4 team in 2022. See more of her work here and follow her on Twitter.

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