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Festival of Trees Will Provide Funds to Purchase New Electronic Fetal Monitors

Proceeds from the 2010 Festival of Trees will fund new Electronic Fetal Monitors for Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo.   This gift, made possible in part by event sponsors like CGF Anesthesiology Associates, PC, Mark IV Industries Foundation, Tops Friendly Markets, Fisher-Price and the physician members of University at Buffalo Pediatric Associates, Inc., will enable the Hospital to replace all the monitors with the latest and most state-of-the–art equipment.  Constant monitoring and examination during the labor process will allow doctors to monitor progress and ensure the safest possible delivery with minimal complication for both baby and mother.    

The Festival of Trees will come to life at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in downtown Buffalo November 20th - December 3rd. As Western New York’s premier holiday event, an all-volunteer committee will create a magical backdrop featuring beautifully decorated trees, wreaths, mantel & window displays, a Boutique filled with holiday home décor and gifts and the gallery of miracles, a new walkway that will feature stories of hospital patients and some of their artwork.  There is something for everyone from our signature Black Tie Gala and Designer Reception to the all-new Women’s Holiday Luncheon, Family Day and a keepsake Holiday Favorites Cookbook featuring recipes from Western New Yorkers.   Visit the official website at www.fotbuffalo.com for all the details.

The Festival of Trees has been helping the hospital set the standard in pediatric medical care by donating more than $5 million in support of important programs, facility improvements and groundbreaking technology. In previous years, the Festival of Trees has raised money to help with the purchase a $1.5 million CT Scan, purchased a state-of-the-art Ultrasound Machine for $200,000 for the hospital, funding for $8 million Renovation and Expansion of Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and $5 million Renovation and Expansion for the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit.

The Festival will be open seven days per week for anyone in the holiday spirit to experience its winter wonderland of elegance and charm.  Hours are 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Additionally, several spectacular events including:

The Winter Wonderland Black Tie Gala, begins Friday, November 19 at 6 pm.  Enjoy the music of entertainer and Irish Tenor, Ronan Tynan. This is a ticketed event.

Festival of Fun for Families, Sunday, November 21.  Dress up in your holiday best and bring the entire family to enjoy games, activities, entertainer Glenn Colton, sundaes with Santa and so much more.

Designer Showcase Reception - Tuesday, November 23. Celebrate the season with cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and music by Crystal Blue.  During the evening, we’ll recognize the dedicated volunteers and creative design teams who give their time and talent to create the glittering wonderland.   

Ladies Holiday Luncheon - Wednesday, December 1. Celebrate with style featuring fabulous recipes, fashion trends, spectacular decorating ideas, unique gifts, and decadent desserts.

Also, someone will win $10,000 in free gas and groceries from Tops Friendly Markets. Anyone can register with a $1 donation.  The event runs October 31- November 13 and the winner will be drawn during the Gala on November 19.

For more information or to purchase special event tickets, please contact the Women & Children’s Hospital foundation at (716) 881-8230 or visit the website at https://www.festivaloftreesbuffalo.com/index.asp.

Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo, a Kaleida Health facility, is the regional center for comprehensive and state-of-the-art pediatric, neonatal, perinatal and obstetrical services in Western New York and beyond.

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