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Help a Woman Fighting Cancer: Clean for a Reason

Help a Woman Fighting Cancer: Clean for a Reason

Have you ever wondered how to best help a family member, friend or colleague battling cancer?

While simply being there for them as an emotional support system can often be enough, one national non-profit organization works to help make their home life easier by offering them help where they most need it.

Cleaning for a Reason was developed just a few years ago as a free professional cleaning outlet for women undergoing treatment for any type of cancer.  With 547 partners currently signed up to provide the service across both the United States and Canada, this non-profit organization is continuously expanding its reach to help more and more affected women.

To sign-up, all a woman needs is to do is have her doctor fax a note confirming the treatment of chemotherapy to the representatives at Cleaning for a Reason

WNY Continues Support of National Domestic Awareness Month

WNY Continues Support of National Domestic Awareness Month

BUFFALO, NY – Western New York is continuing its support of domestic violence survivors this month when Child & Family Services hosts several events around town.

Both Niagara Falls and the Peace Bridge will be illuminated in purple on Thursday, October 6th at 7:30pm and 8:00 pm to show support for survivors of domestic violence around the globe.

Generation One6TeenYouth With A Vision! " In It To Win It!"

Generation One6TeenYouth With A Vision! " In It To Win It!"

Generation One6Teen “Youth With A Vision: An Economic Summit”

Lake View, NY Generation One6Teen will present “Youth With A Vision: An Economic Summit sponsored by Southtowns Christian Center, Redline Recovery, Integrity Office Distribution, Kideney Architects, Ellicott Development, Mollenberg Betz, inc.,  UB Athletics, Bing's Restaurant and The Joe Lang Foundation. The event will be held on Friday, October 14, 2011 and Saturday October 15, 2011.  The event will be held at Southtowns Christian Center and it is Free of charge to the community!

On Friday October 14, 2011 registration begins at 6:15pm.  At 7:00 pm promptly, several local artist will perform in rap and dance followed by a concert with Contemporary Christian Artist and former American Idol contestant, Coffey Anderson.

Daybreak Television Productions, Catholic Charities Earn Bronze Telly Award

Daybreak Television Productions, Catholic Charities Earn Bronze Telly Award

Daybreak Television Productions of the Diocese of Buffalo recently was awarded a bronze in the 32nd annual Telly Awards for its creation of Catholic Charities’ 10-minute video called “Real lives. Real help. Real hope.”

The Telly Awards is the premier award honoring outstanding local, regional and cable TV commercials and programs, the finest video and film productions, and web commercials, videos and films. Winners represent the best work of the most respected advertising agencies, production companies, television stations, cable operators and corporate video departments in the world. More than 11,000 entries are received from 50 states and many foreign countries. Winners receive either a Bronze or Silver Telly Award.

Annunciation School Earns National Honor for Hunger-fighting Work

Annunciation School Earns National Honor for Hunger-fighting Work

Annunciation School in Elma recently received a National School of Distinction status from the Schools Fight Hunger program. Fewer than 2,000 schools nationwide earned this level of distinction in the 2010-2011 school year.

The National School of Distinction status is awarded to schools that demonstrate notable enthusiasm, creativity or dedication in getting involved with the hunger cause. Whether it’s activating students around a school-wide food drive, organizing volunteers for a local pantry or food bank or cultivating a school garden to provide fresh produce for the cause, schools across the country have been playing a larger role in helping to fight hunger nationwide.

Young Golden Eagle to Soar Wild and Free

Young Golden Eagle to Soar Wild and Free

East Aurora - Hawk Creek Wildlife Center’s young golden eagle, Legacy, is well on her way to adulthood in the wild! Hatched on May 16, 2011 at the Center, she has grown from a tiny, helpless chick, into a gorgeous, healthy golden eagle. At the beginning of September, Hawk Creek staff drove 12 hours to take Legacy to the World Bird Sanctuary of St. Louis, Missouri. The young feathered traveler handled the van ride beautifully, without a peep! She is now under the supervision of the Sanctuary's director, Walter Crawford - a long-time mentor of Hawk Creek's director, Loretta Jones. 

Red Jacket Awards at the Historical Society Honor Letro, Walsh

Red Jacket Awards at the Historical Society Honor Letro, Walsh

The Board of Managers of the Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society is pleased to announce that they have selected Cindy Abbott Letro, and John N. Walsh as recipients of its annual Red Jacket Award. The board will present the awards at a dinner and ceremony at the Historical Society’s museum on Thursday, Sept. 22 at 6 p.m.

The Red Jacket Award is given annually in recognition of quiet, continued, unbroken devotion to civic progress. Created 54 years ago, in 1957, by the Buffalo & Erie County Historical Society, the award is based upon a medal presented in 1792 by President George Washington to the renowned Seneca orator and leader Red Jacket.