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Susan G. Komen WNY Race for the Cure® Kick-Off Luncheon

Susan G. Komen WNY Race for the Cure® Kick-Off Luncheon

 Determined to save lives and end breast cancer forever, the Western New York Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure® will host their Kick-Off Luncheon for the 11th Annual Susan G. Komen Western New York Race for the Cure on Wednesday, April 6th, 12 pm at the Hyatt Regency Hotel.  

The 2011 Komen WNY Race for the Cure will take place on June 11th in Delaware Park; over 8,000 are expected to attend this year’s race.  As a part of the Kick-Off Luncheon the Komen WNY Affiliate will officially award 8 grants totaling $431,858 to community programs providing breast cancer services in the Western New York area.

“To meet needs right here in our community, this year’s grant slate specifically addresses the underserved population in Western New York” said Jackie Mordaunt, Executive Director of the WNY Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

Susan G. Komen WNY Race for the Cure® Kick-Off Luncheon

Susan G. Komen WNY Race for the Cure® Kick-Off Luncheon

 Determined to save lives and end breast cancer forever, the Western New York Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure® will host their Kick-Off Luncheon for the 11th Annual Susan G. Komen Western New York Race for the Cure on Wednesday, April 6th, 12 pm at the Hyatt Regency Hotel.  

The 2011 Komen WNY Race for the Cure will take place on June 11th in Delaware Park; over 8,000 are expected to attend this year’s race.  As a part of the Kick-Off Luncheon the Komen WNY Affiliate will officially award 8 grants totaling $431,858 to community programs providing breast cancer services in the Western New York area.

“To meet needs right here in our community, this year’s grant slate specifically addresses the underserved population in Western New York” said Jackie Mordaunt, Executive Director of the WNY Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

New Smartphone Application Helps Get People Walking

New Smartphone Application Helps Get People Walking

Finding a safe, free and centrally located walking path is now as easy as picking up the phone, thanks to a new smartphone application from the American Heart Association.

The free Walking Paths app enables users to find, tag and “like” more than 2,500 American Heart Association-designated walking paths across the country, or even create and save favorite walking paths using the GPS function as they walk.

The app is available now for GPS-enabled Android smartphones – in time for the fifth annual National Start! Walking Day on April 6, when the American Heart Association calls on all Americans to find 30 minutes in their day to walk to improve their heart health.

New Smartphone Application Helps Get People Walking

New Smartphone Application Helps Get People Walking

Finding a safe, free and centrally located walking path is now as easy as picking up the phone, thanks to a new smartphone application from the American Heart Association.

The free Walking Paths app enables users to find, tag and “like” more than 2,500 American Heart Association-designated walking paths across the country, or even create and save favorite walking paths using the GPS function as they walk.

The app is available now for GPS-enabled Android smartphones – in time for the fifth annual National Start! Walking Day on April 6, when the American Heart Association calls on all Americans to find 30 minutes in their day to walk to improve their heart health.

Cancer-Fighting Measures and the 2011 New York State Budget

Cancer-Fighting Measures and the 2011 New York State Budget

American Cancer Society Analyzes how Key Programs Fared in the State’s New Fiscal Plan?

Buffalo, NY (April 1, 2011) - The New York State Legislature and Governor Cuomo recently finalized the 2011-12 state budget. Here’s how issues of interest to the American Cancer Society fared:

NYS Tobacco Control Program (TCP)
The TCP received funding of $41.4 million, a $17 million (or 30 percent) cut from its current year appropriation of $58.4 million.

“We did everything we could to prevent this cut, including massive grassroots activity, paid advertisements with our coalition partners, legislative advocacy, and media outreach,” said Sherry Tomasky, Grassroots Advocacy Director, American Cancer Society of NY & NJ.

Catholic Health Sponsors "Boot Camp for Successful Aging"

Catholic Health Sponsors "Boot Camp for Successful Aging"

Catholic Health LIFE - Living Independently for Elders, presents a free, two-part community program entitled, “Boot Camp for Successful Aging," on April 9 and 16 from 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. in the OLV Senior Neighborhood Community Room, 55 Melroy Avenue, Lackawanna.

Guest speakers include eldercare specialist Beverly A. Kubala, RN, CCM, president of Geriatric Care Managers of WNY, and Laurie Menzies, ESQ, an attorney specializing in estate planning and elder law. The two sessions will cover a variety of topics including long term care options and financial planning to help participants develop a successful plan for aging.

Parent Network of WNY Presents: You Are Your Child’s Best Advocate Program

Parent Network of WNY Presents: You Are Your Child’s Best Advocate Program

 

Date: March 30, 2011

You are Your Child's Best Advocate: Speaking Up
for Yourself and Others
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Location: Parent Network of WNY              
               1000 Main Street
               Buffalo, NY 14202
This workshop will give you the skills needed to
speak up for yourself and your child with a
disability in school and the community. You will
learn the meaning of advocacy, how to improve
your advocacy skills and make a difference.