Memorial: Community leaders to rock for better healthby jmaloni
Community leaders and elected officials will join members and friends of the Memorial Medical Center Auxiliary for a "rockin' good time" Friday when the auxiliary holds its 13th annual "Rock-A-Thon" to benefit the hospital.
Participants will rock in chairs for half-hour increments with each rocker soliciting pledges. Proceeds will be used to purchase needed equipment for the medical center.
The auxiliary has raised nearly $100,000 at previous rock-a-thon events.
Drop-ins are welcome and coverage is invited. For information, call Mary Norton at 716-278-4159.
Community leaders scheduled to rock include:
- Niagara Falls Community Development Director Seth Piccirillo
- Niagara Falls City Council Chairman Charles Walker
- Niagara University Office of Sponsored Program & Foundation Relations Assistant Director Jill Shuey
- Jocelyn Touma, rocking for Niagara Falls City Councilman Andy Touma
- Palliative Home Care of Niagara Inc. Director Ray Geiser
- Health Systems Services Marketing and Public Relations Director Doug Mooradian
- Marjorie Gillies of Niagara Beautification Commission
- Niagara Gazette Publisher Peter Mio
- Niagara County Legislator Owen Steed
- Niagara Falls City Councilman Robert Anderson Jr.
- Ron Anderluh of Niagara Street Business & Professional Association
- Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster
- Memorial Park Block Club President John Cooper
- Niagara Falls Fire Chief Thomas Colangelo
- State Assemblyman John Ceretto
- Niagara Falls Family YMCA Executive Director Greg Larson