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3rd Annual Conquer Chiari Walk Across America

This past weekend was the first ever Conquer Chiari Walk in WNY. Amherst resident Agnes Starr joined forces with the Conquer Chiari Organization to help raise Awareness and funding for Chiari & Syringomyelia Awareness. This was the 3rd Annual Conquer Chiari Walk Across America but the first of its kind in our area. It took place Saturday Sept. 18th at Ellicott Creek Park in Tonawanda and raised over $20,000 towards research!

Chiari affects over 300,000 people in the US. Chiari is a serious neurological disorder in which the brain herniates out of the skull and puts pressure on the nerves and spinal cord causing debilitating pain and life-threatening symptoms.

The walk is a series of walks in different cities taking place on the same day to bring awareness and raise money for research.

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Rebate for NYSEG Customers

If you've been thinking about installing a new furnace or duct work in your home, NYSEG is offering residential natural gas customers rebates for installing new energy efficient equipment on or after October 1, 2010

But you first have to register with NYSEG if you want the rebate.  Discounts range anywhere from $15 to $560. 

 

 

Local Bakeries Offer Help for Village Brides

BUFFALO, NY - Two local bakeries are offering help for local brides and grooms who face the possibility of a wedding day without the cake after Williamsville bakery Village Desserts closed.

Sweet Beginnings Bakery in Tonawanda and Melanie's Sweet's Unlimited in the Broadway Market are offering a deal to Village Desserts customers, the bakeries are offering a $50 credit to brides that previously booked the $99 cake special.

The bride must provide proof they are amongst the brides affected, by submitting the letter they should have receieved from Village Desserts.

To set up an order with either bakery, please call:

  • Sweet Beginnings Bakery, Delaware Avenue, Tonawanda, 875-1431
  • Melanie's Sweet's Unlimited, Broadway Market, Buffalo, 895-1959
  • Ohlson Bakery, 8500 Sheridan Drive, Williamsville  626-7783

Revolutionary War Returns to Old Fort Niagara

The American Revolution returns to Old Fort Niagara and American and British forces are vying for your support. Old Fort Niagara hosts a Revolutionary War Encampment on October 9 & 10.

Beginning at 10am both days, Revolutionary War re-enactors will portray both British and American forces, offering musket and artillery demonstrations throughout the day. At 1pm each day, kids and their parents will be recruited for a mock battle by either the Patriots or the British forces.

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Dr. Greenfield Awarded an Additional $1.8 Million for the NIH/NIDDK Sponsored RIVUR Trial

Saul P. Greenfield, MD, Director of Pediatric Urology, Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo and Clinical Professor of Urology, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences has been awarded an additional $1.8 million for the National Institute of Health/National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases sponsored RIVUR trial for children with vesicoureteral reflux.

Dr. Greenfield is principle investigator and Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo is a major site for this important national project. This brings the total award for RIVUR to $4.8 million and will ensure funding of the project through 2013.

Total NIH funding to the Department of Pediatric Urology is now just over $5 million, which includes the recent award for CUTIE (Careful Urinary Tract Infection Evaluation)—an observational clinical trial for children with a history and urinary infection and no underlying structural urologic abnormalities.

Doctor Awarded NIH Grant to Study Urinary Tract Infection and Renal Scarring

Saul P. Greenfield, MD, Director of Pediatric Urology and Clinical Professor of Urology, Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo, has been awarded $287,716 by the NIH/NIDDK for the study of urinary tract infection and renal scarring in children.

The CUTIE project (Careful Urinary Tract Infection Evaluation) will assess the risk of the development of renal scarring in children who have urinary tract infections and do not have vesicoureteral reflux or any other underlying urologic abnormalities.

"A Night for Ned"

A Night for Ned, a benefit for Ned Wood and his family. This is a non-profit organization in support of Ned Wood who was diagnosed with a rare and aggressive form of cancer. The objective is to raise funds for Ned's increasing medical expenses. Many of us who grew up in Buffalo may know, or recognize Ned Wood, he is a founding member and one of the driving creative talents from the bands: WEEKEND, THE BBC BAND, BEATLEMAJIC, 33 WEST, & SHINER. He was inducted into the Buffalo Music Hall of Fame in 2000. Outside of his live performances he is a seasoned recording studio musician and an artist who is known for his incredible concept murals for Buffalo State College, and Niagara Mohawk.