Canalside bridge dedicated to cancer survivors

Posted at 8:36 AM, Mar 17, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-17 13:16:03-04

Wednesday cancer survivors from across western New York were honored with their own landmark now coined the "Bridge of Hope."

Survivors placed a bell on the bridge which is part of a long standing tradition. 

"We are honoring survivors by giving them a bell, which is a symbol of when you've finished your treatment," said Maureen Kelly the Chief Nursing Officer at Roswell Park and a bladder cancer survivor.

Roswell and Canalside dedicated the bridge. 

"These bells that are hung today and all those that will follow are bells of hope that will ring out the sounds of survival for all to hear," said Beth Lenegan the director of Pastoral Care at Roswell. 

Survivors who couldn't make Wednesday's ceremony can hang a bell on the bridge whenever they'd like. The bridge will forever remain the "Bridge of Hope."