Lipsitz, Ponterio & Comerford recently launched a campaign to raise funds for Roswell Park Cancer  Institute (RPCI). For every new page “like” that Lipsitz, Ponterio & Comerford’s Facebook page receives, the firm will donate one dollar to RPCI for its research focusing on asbestos-related cancers, including mesothelioma and lung cancer.  The fundraising campaign began in October 2013, and will continue through April 1, 2014, for a total cash donation up to $5,000. Lipsitz, Ponterio & Comerford is the first organization to launch a philanthropic Facebook campaign donating to RPCI.

How can you participate? First, make sure you “like” the Lipsitz, Ponterio & Comerford page on Facebook ( If you are signed in to Facebook, all you have to do is click the “like” button to the right. The next step is easy: invite your colleagues, friends and family who use Facebook to “like” our page.

The firm has also supported RPCI’s All Star Night Gala, and, most recently, the firm was the sole sponsor of RPCI’s Breath of Life Celebration for lung cancer patients, survivors and their families. This event provided information about new approaches to cancer surveillance, treatment, research and survivorship.

“For nearly thirty years, my partner Michael Ponterio and I have been representing individuals in the Buffalo Niagara region and throughout Upstate New York coping with workplace-related cancers, including mesothelioma and lung cancer caused by exposure to asbestos,” said John N. Lipsitz. “We recently partnered with Roswell Park to sponsor the Breath of Life event because we believe it is critical to reach out to worker populations at high risk of lung cancer for the purpose of screening, education, early detection and treatment.”

Lipsitz, Ponterio & Comerford has been a longtime supporter of Roswell Park Cancer Institute in support of our clients affected by cancer.