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Middle and High School Students Are Invited to Student Open House on Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus

Middle and High School Students Are Invited to  Student Open House on Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus

Event Provides Opportunities to Tour the Medical Campus, Explore Professions in Science, Technology & Medicine, and Participate in Hand-On Activities

The Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus, Inc. (BNMC) and the University at Buffalo’s New York State Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences (UB CBLS), in collaboration with AT&T, will host the third annual Student Open House on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus, powered by AT&T. This half-day event is designed to introduce future careers opportunities to area students in grades seven through twelve along with their parents or other adults. The event, held on Saturday, May 6 from 9 AM until noon, is designed to expose area students to the many and varied career options offered here, and to provide “hands-on” opportunities to imagine working on the Medical Campus or in similar settings.

Commentary: Let’s Start a Community Discussion About Mental Illness

Commentary: Let’s Start a Community Discussion About Mental Illness

While we may not like to talk about it at the dinner table, mental illnesses are real and prevalent in our nation, and approximately half of us will have a mental health diagnosis at some point in our lives. And what better time to talk about it than during May, which is also known nationally as Mental Health Month.

It’s no secret that all Americans experience times of difficulty and stress in their lives, and you and I are not exempt from the problems of daily life. When our troubles begin to overtake our mental health, we should all feel comfortable in seeking help and support to manage these times in a compassionate, judgement-free way. 

Second Annual South Buffalo Walk for Hope Coming to Cazenovia Park

Second Annual South Buffalo Walk for Hope Coming to Cazenovia Park

The second annual South Buffalo Walk for Hope, an event to raise awareness of depression, addiction and mental illness and to reduce the societal stigma attached to these issues, will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 20 in Cazenovia Park.

The event will feature a 1.5-mile walk plus a post-walk rally in the park featuring free activities for children, music, food trucks, theme basket raffle and silent auction. Proceeds will benefit local mental health groups and depression and substance abuse programs chosen by South Buffalo families affected by related deaths.

Benefit to Help 5-year-old ‘Wolfman’ Fight Leukemia

Benefit to Help 5-year-old ‘Wolfman’ Fight Leukemia

A “Wheelbarrow of Booze,” a flat-screen television, and a lottery tree holding about $100 in scratch-off tickets are just some of the prizes that will be up for grabs as the family and friends of Edward “Wolfman” Carias help the 5-year-old take a bite out of leukemia.

Edward was nicknamed “Wolfman” by his uncle, Joe Kowalewski, from the first time he saw him because Edward had tufts of hair on his ears, and the name stuck. Now “Wolfman” is fighting for his life. On December 8, 2016, Edward was diagnosed with B-cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, a cancer of the white blood cells. After spending 23 days at Women and Children’s Hospital in Buffalo, Edward now faces two to three years of traveling between his home in Eden to Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo to undergo chemotherapy.

Benefit to Help 5-year-old ‘Wolfman’ Take Bite Out of Leukemia

Benefit to Help 5-year-old ‘Wolfman’ Take Bite Out of Leukemia

Edward Carias was nicknamed "Wolfman" by his Uncle Joe from the first time he saw him because Edward had tufts of hair on his ears, and that name stuck. Now at the age of 5, "Wolfman" is fighting for his life.

On Dec. 8, 2016, Edward was diagnosed wth B-cell Acute Lymphoblatic Leukemia, a cancer of the white blood cells. After spending 23 days at Women and Children's Hospital in Buffalo, Edward now faces two to three years of traveling from his home in Eden to Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo to undergo chemotherapy.

To assist Edward and his family in taking a bite out of leukemia and the resulting medical expenses, family and friends will hold a benefit from 2 to 7 p.m. Saturday, May 6, at the River Road Fire Hall, 39 Kaufman Ave., Town of Tonawanda.

Olear Team Plans Informational Seminars for Older Adults and Caregivers

Olear Team Plans Informational Seminars for Older Adults and Caregivers

Michael Olear, a licensed real estate broker and member of the Olear Team at MJ Peterson, will present educational seminars at senior communities this spring. Seminar locations include Sandra Lane Apartments in North Tonawanda and the Elderwood Residences at Wheatfield. 

The seminars are open to the community and focus on real estate topics relevant to older adults and their loved ones and caregivers, including right-sizing and simplifying a living situation, legal and regulatory issues to be aware of, and available resources and tools related to these matters. 

Seminars will be held on the following dates:
• March 18 at 11:30 a.m. at the Sandra Lane Apartments, 705 Sandra Lane, North Tonawanda.
• March 23 at 11:30 a.m. at Elderwood, 100 Crestwood Court, Wheatfield.

Dog Ears Bookstore to Host First-time Author Joe DiNardo

Dog Ears Bookstore to Host First-time Author Joe DiNardo

Author Joe DiNardo has released his first book, “A Letter to My Wife,” a 55-page dedication that follows his journey with his late wife, Marcia, from cancer diagnosis through death. A funny, sad and hopeful look at the beauty of love found and lost, DiNardo uses anecdotes, practical wisdom and a unique approach to storytelling to create shared experiences with his readers — many of whom have gone through or know someone who has gone through a battle with cancer.

Dog Ears Bookstore & Café, 688 Abbott Road, Buffalo, will host DiNardo for a book-signing event from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9.

DiNardo is the CEO, director and founder of Counsel Financial, a highly specialized commercial lender offering loans and credit lines to law firms. In these roles he oversees all business transactions and provides long-term strategy for the company.