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Fundraiser for WNY VegFest 2015

Fundraiser for WNY VegFest 2015

The WNY VegFest is growing rapidly each year and quickly becoming THE preeminent healthy lifestyle festival throughout the entire region. The community came out to enthusiastically support the inaugural WNY VegFest in 2014 with over 5,000 people attending and enjoying all the varied the plant powered fun!

Buffalo and Western New York have seen an explosion of interest in health, compassion and plant-based eating over the last few years, and together with the help of local veg advocacy groups and sanctuaries the WNY VegFest is helping to spread the life affirming message of a plant based diet.

 

Mount St. Mary's Hospital recognizes 14 long-time physicians

Mount St. Mary's Hospital recognizes 14 long-time physicians
Ten long-time active physicians in the Niagara community will be recognized on Thursday, April 16 at the 3rd Founder’s Reception of Mount St. Mary's Hospital and Health Center for providing more than 35 years of service to the community. In addition, four physicians who are still active and have reached 50 years of service will be cited.

Hospital President and Chief Executive Officer Judith Maness said the event is being held to recognize the dedicated efforts of long-time physicians who have served Mount St. Mary's Hospital and are still active in medicine.  Together, the physicians being recognized have more than 350 years of experience.

Proceeds from the event will benefit the Mount St. Mary’s Foundation’s “Helipad Campaign” which is raising funds to bring a new helipad on the hospital campus.

The Community Kitchen Wins NU’s $10,000 Entrepreneurship Competition

The Community Kitchen Wins NU’s $10,000 Entrepreneurship Competition

The winner of Niagara University’s first-ever poverty-focused social entrepreneurship competition is The Community Kitchen.

The student team of Maggie Hempel, Mackenzie Kutzuba and Victoria Swider were chosen by a panel of esteemed guest judges Monday afternoon to gain access to up to $10,000 in startup funds as part ofEntrepreNU2015. The team will use the funds to commence implementation of its plan to provide food access and education to low-income residents in Niagara Falls.

The Resource Training Center joins the ‘One Text or Call Could Wreck It All’ campaign

The Resource Training Center joins the ‘One Text or Call Could Wreck It All’ campaign

 

In an effort to make our roads safer, The Resource Training Center in Amherst announced today that it has joined the “One Text or Call Could Wreck It All” campaign to stop distracted driving. Program Director Monica Farrar has pledged her support to help spread the message that distracted drivers are not only a danger to themselves, but everyone else on the road.  

Advanced Dental Extending Operation Whiter-Brighter Through April 1

Advanced Dental Extending Operation Whiter-Brighter Through April 1

Advanced Dental is extending its fundraising program for the 914th United States Air Force Reserve Base through April 1.

That is not an April Fools’ joke.

Due to the wintry weather, Dr. Stuart Weinstein, owner/operator of Advanced Dental, and his team want to offer another opportunity to anyone seeking to participate in the fundraiser for the local air base. Through Operation Whiter-Brighter, all proceeds from professional teeth whitenings at Advanced Dental are donated to the base’s Office of Family Support Services.

The offer is not restricted to current patients of Advanced Dental.

More than $3,600 was raised last year, the eighth year of the program. Since its inception, Operation Whiter-Brighter has raised thousands of dollars in support of families who have a service member overseas.

Advanced Dental is located at 9501 Niagara Falls Blvd. To schedule an appointment, please call (716) 297-1711.

American Diabetes Association Announces New Location for Tour de Cure®

American Diabetes Association Announces New Location for  Tour de Cure®

Popular cycling event shifts to Niagara Falls, NY’s Old Falls Street in 2015

 

The American Diabetes Association has announced a brand new location—downtown Niagara Falls, NY—for the site of its 2015 Tour de Cure® cycling event in support of the Stop Diabetes® movement. To celebrate this venue change announcement, ADA representatives and rider team captains were joined by corporate sponsors from Independent Health, Seneca Gaming Corporation, and General Motors for an off-season “training” session on the Ice Bikes of Buffalo at Canalside.

Daemen’s Advanced OMPT Program Progresses to Master’s Degree

Daemen’s Advanced OMPT Program Progresses to Master’s Degree

Daemen College’s Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy (OMPT) Fellowship Program, the only post-professional offering of its kind in New York State, has received State Department of Education approval to now be offered as a master’s degree.

Adhering to the rigorous academic and clinical requirements already established for the fellowship credential, the master-level program will offer licensed, experienced physical therapists training to develop advanced psychomotor and analytical skills in manual physical therapy, a growing specialization in the field.

“Transitioning OMPT to a master’s degree puts Daemen at the forefront of physical therapy education nationally and will help expand the network of specialists in this growing health care discipline,” said Daemen President Gary A. Olson.