Second annual event will boost family's efforts to support NFMMC's new cardiac & stroke care center
A local family that vowed to raise $25,000 to support better heart and stroke care in Niagara will take a big step toward achieving its goal July 15 when it holds a classic car show in Sanborn.
The second annual Robert O. Steinjan Sr. Memorial Car Show will honor the memory of a Niagara Falls man who was a patient at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center. Steinjan, who died in July 2015 at the age of 76, had chronic heart disease and was treated at Memorial after suffering both a stroke and a heart attack.
As was the case last year, proceeds from the event will benefit the new cardiac and stroke care unit at Memorial. The 25-bed care center is scheduled to open late this year.
"The staff at Memorial took great care of my father," said Steinjan's son, William Steinjan. "We are not only happy to have the chance to help the new stroke and cardiac wing, but we believe in the city and the help the new wing will provide for others."
The Steinjan family last year set a fundraising goal of $25,000 and promised to hold the car show annually until the goal is met.
"With the donations and items we have to be raffled off, and the work we have done to hand out nearly 2,000 flyers and registration forms, we are expecting a much larger turnout than last year, and hope to take a huge chunk out of our ultimate goal," William Steinjan said.
The Robert O. Steinjan Sr. Memorial Car Show will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the grounds of Hoover's Dairy, 6045 Ward Road. It will feature raffles, music, food, face painting, an exhibit by the Wild Kritters wildlife rehabilitators and all those classic cars.
Admission is free; car registration is $10. For information, call 716-278-4605.