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9th Annual Fitness Frenzy Buffalo Athletic Club

This weekend will end two weeks of Fun, Fitness and Fundraising to raise money for Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo in memory of Samuel Terlecky. Many events are still ongoing at any of the eight BAC locations.   

This past February the BAC proudly contributed to the annual KISS 98.5 KISS 98.5 Radiothon to support & add success to the KISS Radiothon. 

Please visit the BAC Fitness Frenzy website for information or donations: www.BACFitnessFrenzy.com or contact Traci Terlecky 716-830-5365 or Ellen Coleman 716-833-5226.  As always, 100% of proceeds are donated to the hospital!


UPDATED! Mercy Flight, Town Line Fire joins UNYTS, Roswell Park at Buffalo Stars Health Expo

The Buffalo Stars Junior Hockey Club’s Health Expo scheduled for Saturday, October 23, 2010 from 3pm to 8pm is getting bigger with two late-added guests.  Mercy Flight is now scheduled to land at Holiday Twin Rinks, 3465 Broadway near Union in Cheektowaga, while representatives of Town Line Fire Company will be on hand to offer blood pressure checks to visitors.  These guests join Upstate New York Transplant Services (UNYTS), who are hosting a blood drive inside the rink, and Roswell Park Cancer Institute, who will be on hand to distribute potentially life-saving information.

While the Health Expo is happening in the rink lobby, the Stars will host two games on the ice.  First, the Stars’ Continental Hockey Association club will face the Springfield (MA) Junior Pics at 4:30pm, followed immediately after by the Stars’ Empire Junior Hockey League team hosting th

Spirit of Children Program Brings Halloween Party to Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo

A patient at Women & Children's Hospital and Deb King, Child Life Specialist, enjoy the Spirit of Children Halloween party together.

Spirit Halloween Volunteers put on their costumes and brought Halloween cheer to the patients and families of Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo this past Tuesday, October 19. Pumpkin painting, costume parades, Halloween games and crafts offer a temporary escape for the young patients.

The Spirit of Children program was launched in 2006 and is dedicated to bringing fun and funding to Hospital Child Life Departments during the Halloween season and all year long. Volunteer Spirit Halloween employees bring Halloween celebrations to the hospitals so kids can enjoy the holiday. Since its inception, Spirit of Children has raised more than $14,000 for the Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo to date.

Care Management Coalition Gets Support for Family Agencies from Oishei Foundation

The John R. Oishei Foundation provides $300,000 Grant

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The nine member agencies of the Care Management Coalition of Western New York, Inc. are committed to being the unified voice supporting the needs of families and children. Throughout the Coalition’s twelve years of collectively supporting the quality life-sustaining services of its member agencies and the entire region’s system of care, tens of thousands of families have received crucial help and support when it was most needed. The John R. Oishei Foundation remains the strongest private supporter of the Coalition’s efforts.

Corpus Christi Parish to Host Hawaiian Luau to Benefit East Side Church

Corpus Christi Parish, considered to be a positive presence in maintaining a strong community in Buffalo’s Broadway-Fillmore neighborhood, is hosting a Hawaiian Luau to help continue preserving the church that has been named a “New York State Landmark” and added to the “National Register of Historic Places.” 

The Hawaiian Luau at Corpus Christi Parish, located at 199 Clark Street in Buffalo, will take place on Sunday October 24th, 2010, from the time immediately following the 11:30 AM mass to 9:00 PM.  A whole roasted pig buffet will take place from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM.  A “Hawaiian Casino” with numerous table games will be held throughout the event.

Tickets Left for Fourth Annual Corks and Forks Event

BUFFALO, N.Y. – Heritage Centers is announcing the limited availability of tickets to the fourth annual ‘Corks and Forks’ event.  This delicious wine and food pairing will take place on Thursday, October 28, 2010 at the Hyatt Regency Ballroom in Downtown Buffalo.  The event will be held from 6:00pm until 8:30pm and tickets are $50 presale and $55 at the door, barring a sell-out with a small quantity left. 

Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market Lists 10/23/10 Attractions

Coming to the Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market on Saturday, October 23: Wine-tasting courtesy of Leonard Oakes Estate Winery, and a visit from Community Beer Works. Market hours are 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday.

Please note that guests are subject to change. For a complete list of events and vendors, visit www.elmwoodmarket.org. Frequent updates are also available by becoming a fan of the Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market page on Facebook.

The Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market ... always fresh, always seasonal, always local!