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Explore Buffalo’s Winter Speaker Series Continues in January

Explore Buffalo’s Winter Speaker Series Continues in January

Explore Buffalo’s popular Winter Speakers Series will continue from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 12, in First Presbyterian Church, 1 Symphony Circle, Buffalo. The cost of the event is just $10, or free for Explore Buffalo’s Explorer Pass holders!

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Learning, Caring & Curing: Medical History in Buffalo
Since the mid-1800s, Buffalo has developed quality clinical care, educational and medical research facilities. With the new John R. Oishei Children’s Hospital and the UB School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences continuing this tradition on the expanding Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus, this presentation takes a look back at the evolution of the medical school, hospitals and research facilities within the city. Highlights of Buffalo’s history of medical excellence, innovations and inventions will be showcased.

Ring in the New Year at First Night Buffalo

Ring in the New Year at First Night Buffalo

Join the Independent Health Foundation as they present First Night Buffalo®, the ultimate drug- and alcohol-free New Year’s Eve celebration. The event will be held from 5 to 10 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 31, at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center.

Rural Outreach Center to Launch ‘ROC Resolutions’ Community Challenge in January

Rural Outreach Center to Launch ‘ROC Resolutions’ Community Challenge in January

Imagine having only $6.36 a day to spend on food, living in a house that only heated up to 60 degrees, not having reliable transportation, or not owning a winter coat or boots. For more than 200,000 Western New Yorkers, this is daily life.  

The Rural Outreach Center (ROC), which serves the southern communities of Western New York, is raising awareness about the challenges of living in poverty through a new community-wide campaign during the month of January 2017 called “ROC Resolutions.” During each week of the month, the spotlight will shine on a different obstacle often encountered by those living in poverty. Week one (Jan. 2-8) will focus on food, while week two (Jan. 9-15) will focus on utilities, week three (Jan. 16-22) on transportation, and week four (Jan. 23-30) on clothing.

Legislator Lorigo Announces $7,000 for the Rural Outreach Center

Legislator Lorigo Announces $7,000 for the Rural Outreach Center

Erie County Legislator Joseph C. Lorigo announced that the Legislature has supported his request to allocate $7,000 for the Rural Outreach Center in the 2017 Erie County budget. The Legislature approved the request at their annual budget meeting to support the center’s efforts to combat rural poverty and help residents through various services.  

“I thought it was critical that the county continued to fund the Rural Outreach Center as it does so much for families in rural Erie County. I am pleased that my colleagues supported this request and I know the funding will benefit many families who are working to get back on their own two feet,” said Legislator Lorigo. 

Michael Wooten of WGRZ to Compete in the Suneel’s Light's Dancing With The Stars Themed Charity Gala

Michael Wooten of WGRZ to Compete in the Suneel’s Light's Dancing With The Stars Themed Charity Gala

 

The Suneel’s Light Foundation, a local non-profit dedicated to raising funds for research that will lead to the treatment and a cure for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD), while increasing public awareness of the genetic disease, is proud to announce that the fourth annual Suneel’s Celebrity Gala will be held on October 29th, from 6 p.m. until 10:30 p.m. in the elegant grand ballroom of Salvatore’s Italian Gardens, 6461 Transit Road, Depew. The “Dancing with the Stars” inspired event will feature six, well-known, local celebrities from across Western New York showcasing their dancing prowess in a head-to-head competition. Tickets for Suneel’s Celebrity Gala are $175 per person or $325 a couple.

Independent Health Foundation’s Good for the Neighborhood® Offers Health Screenings, Farmers Market

Independent Health Foundation’s Good for the Neighborhood® Offers Health Screenings, Farmers Market

The Independent Health Foundation is continuing its successful program, Good for the Neighborhood® (GFTN) with four free community events in October. GFTN brings health screenings, educational information and a free farmers market to underserved neighborhoods in our community.

The first event of the month is scheduled for Oct. 6 from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Belle Center, 104 Maryland St., Buffalo. You do not need to be an Independent Health member to attend.

October’s events will have a Fall theme, and offer free carriage rides* and free pumpkins for children who attend, while supplies last. Face painting will also be available, as well as healthy trick-or-treating.

Philanthropist & Restaurateur, Russell Salvatore, to Lead this Year's Suneel’s Light Celebrity Gala

Philanthropist & Restaurateur, Russell Salvatore, to Lead this Year's Suneel’s Light Celebrity Gala

Suneel’s Light, a Western New York non-profit foundation with the mission of raising funds for research that will lead to a cure of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) and to increase public awareness of the genetic disease, has announced that local philanthropist and nationally renowned restaurateur, Russell Salvatore will serve as the 2016 Honorary Chairman of Suneel’s Celebrity Gala, the Foundation’s annual “Dancing with the Stars” inspired fundraiser. Peter M. Vito, retired commissioner of Erie County Central Police Services and chairman and CEO of Peter M. Vito & Associates, Inc., and his wife Elizabeth R. Donatello, Esq. Niagara County Assistant District Attorney were also named Event Chairs. Funds raised by Suneel’s Celebrity Gala in Buffalo help this local non-profit foundation support critical research for treatments in search of a cure for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD), a lethal genetic childhood disease.