Click Picture to Purchase Mug of Hope

Click Picture to Purchase Mug of Hope

Buffalo Business First Journal reports that Roswell Park Cancer Institute is marking the 20th anniversary of The Paint Box Project with fund-raising assistance from Dunkin’ Donuts.

The renowned cancer hospital is incorporating the work of several youngsters, including two patients — Amanda and Shannon, who have literally left their handprint on the newest Paint Box gift.

The gift, called the “Mug of Hope” from Dunkin’ Donuts, was unveiled Tuesday.

The limited edition mug is being sold through The Paint Box Project Web site — — for $100 and entitles purchasers to unlimited free coffee from participating Western New York Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants from date of purchase through Dec. 31, 2010. Officials say it has a value estimated at more than $500 if used daily.

All proceeds benefit Roswell Park Cancer Institute, and with a limited supply of just 1,000 mugs, Dunkin’ Donuts expects to raise $100,000 for Roswell Park.