2014 PKC Walk & Scavenger Hunt!

The RO Foundation is excited to bring together our local community for another set of great events The 2014 PKC Walk and Amazing Race Scavenger Hunt! The events are happening on OCTOBER 18th and will be followed by the 2014 WestFest! Continue reading

In Memory of Joe Russo

We are sad to announce the passing of one of our co-founders, Joseph C. Russo Jr.

From the Dunkirk Observer:

Many remember Russo as a selfless, charitable man who put others’ needs before his own. He and Owen founded the RO Foundation in 2010, a popular, local not-for-profit intended to assist patients and their families with unexpected travel expenses incurred from visiting treatment centers for long-term illnesses.

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Memorial contributions may be made to the RO Foundation in care of the Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation, 212 Lake Shore Drive West, Dunkirk, NY 14048. The RO Foundation… Continue reading

Walk / Run Success!

From the Observer, Dunkirk, NY:

Chain linked
RO Foundation event raises awareness of cancer patients


OBSERVER Staff Writer

The RO Foundation brought communities together on Saturday in Fredonia for the third annual Patrick K. Coughlin Walk/Fun Run and Missing Links Community Connection.

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2013 Friends West Fest – PKC Walk/Fun Run Missing Links Community Connection

Friends West Fest - PKC Walk/Fun Run and Missing Links Community Connection - Please join us for this event on Saturday, September 28th 2013 at 12pm in Fredonia NY. Continue reading

Shake on the Lake IV

Shake on the Lake IV - Little Black Dress Event Friday, June 28, 2013 at Rookies on the Lake 19 Lakeshore Drive West Dunkirk, NY 14048 (Directions) Continue reading

RO Foundation Winter Gala

RO Foundation Winter Gala Where Our Friends Come To Mix And Mingle! Dunkirk Moose Lodge #89 7PM to 10PM February 9, 2013 Continue reading


Why we do what we do! It puts a smile on our faces to hear this!

‘Unbelievable’ response for event

We felt the need to recognize and salute this wonderful organization, because we, as a couple, faced some very unexpected traveling and medical expenses as a result of surgical complications.

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Eric Johnson Art Studio

A silent auction and art demonstration will be held on November 10th, 2012 at the Eric Johnson Art Studio to benefit the RO Foundation. The studio has reached out to local artists to donate art work in all media including painting, photography, sculpture, pottery handmade jewelry and other handmade crafts.

One of the artists offering a demonstration at the event will be Kristin Vail of Painted Vail Face and Body Art. Kristin’s work is truly amazing and finely detailed! You won’t want to miss this!

Details about artists submissions & location can be found on the Eric Johnson… Continue reading

Patrick K. Coughlin Walk/Missing Links Community Connection SUCCESS!

From the Dunkirk Observer:

“On occasion you can drive down Central Avenue and see a couple holding hands as they walk near downtown Fredonia. It is rare to see more than 500 people holding hands, but that was the sight Saturday morning.”

Read the full article here – Holding Hands for Cancer


Day Care Donation

Day Care Kids

Day Care Kids

“We wanted to make this year’s sale even better,” Bunge said. “We all wanted to do this in memory of long time family friend Patrick K. Coughlin and to the charity he really believed in, the RO Foundation.

With help from family, friends and the community the day care, located at 170 W. Main St. in Fredonia, was able to raise $1,525.

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