Ryan Miller Puts on "Catwalk for Charity"

November 21, 2010 Updated Nov 22, 2010 at 9:06 AM EDT

By WKBW News

November 21, 2010 Updated Nov 22, 2010 at 9:06 AM EDT

Buffalo, NY (WKBW) Sabres Goaltender Ryan Miller may be sidelined with an injury, but that didn't stop him from giving back to the community. Tonight, Miller put on his annual mega charity event and fashion show, the Catwalk for Charity.

The event raised money for children with cancer and their families. Miller started his foundation in honor of his cousin, who passed away from leukemia.

"All the money we raise stays in Western New York. It goes to programs for Carly's Club and Roswell. Lots of things to help the psycho-social elements. We're building great environments by having parties, things with schools, we're doing things with networking with computers to keep the kids connected with their friends which is really important. Making kids feel like kids," Miller said.

There was live entertainment and a silent auction including some of Miller's Olympic hockey equipment.

There were plenty of celebrities on hand, and plenty of costumes. This year's theme was the 1980s, called "A Reason to Rock."

Miller said it was great to see all the people there for a great cause. "All the public reaction and the support from the Sabres and the boys on my team has been outstanding and allows us to do great things in this area."

Mayor Byron Brown was also in attendance. "He's a world class athlete, and for him to step up to charity the way he does every year I felt as Mayor and as a citizen it was important to come out and support him," he said.

Brown added that Miller does far more than stop pucks for a living, he gives back in a major way and has a positive impact on the community and peoples lives.