David Pfalzgraf recently spoke to the Buffalo Law Journal about Rupp Baase’s support for the Ride for Roswell
For six years, the law offices of Rupp Baase Pfalzgraf Cunningham LLC have rallied together to champion a cause that has touched the lives of many of their own.
“So many individuals in the firm have had direct challenges related to cancer,” said David Pfalzgraf, managing partner.
The Ride For Roswell — a summertime fundraiser for Roswell Park Cancer Institute — is the law firm’s signature charitable and community involvement initiative each year. Yet support of Roswell is a part of the Rupp Baase culture year-round. The firm holds educational lunches for staff to share recent advancements in cancer research and has informal fundraisers such as dress-down Fridays.
“The original inspiration for our involvement in the Ride for Roswell was the Cunningham family,” Pfalzgraf said. “One of our founding partners, Tom Cunningham, tragically lost his wife, Cheryl, to brain cancer. He became active at Roswell and active within the firm to try to promote awareness and education around the treatment of cancer.”
The Rupp Baase team of riders has raised more than $340,000 for Roswell in the last six years.
“We love to encourage other individuals to join our team. We incentivize them by covering the entrance fee. We make it easy for clients, family members and friends of the firm to get involved with the Ride. It’s something we’re very proud to do each and every year,” Pfalzgraf said.