Niagara Hospice unveiled its branded ambulette on Tuesday after it was wrapped with the organization’s logo and colors by Streamline Designs, a vehicle wrap and vinyl graphics installation company in North Tonawanda. The new ambulette was purchased and put into service last month thanks to more than $34,000 raised by the 19th annual Jack Beatty Memorial Cruise & Clambake held last July.
The ambulette, a 2018 Ford XL Wagon that was customized by MobilityWorks in Amherst, ensures quality transportation for patients will continue for many years. It features a wheelchair platform lift and securement system with retractable seatbelts, and can also accommodate a stretcher. It will be used to bring patients to and from area hospitals, patients’ homes and Niagara Hospice House in Lockport.
The 20th annual Jack Beatty Memorial Cruise & Clambake will be held Friday, July 12, at the Youngstown Yacht Club. Registration is now open at niagarahospiceregatta.com. The event features local skippers and crews from various marinas on Lake Ontario, donating their time and boats to take participants on a cruise up the Lower Niagara River. The clambake includes a cookout, basket and silent auctions and live music. All participants will receive a Mighty Niagara Discount Card and a custom Jack Beatty Memorial Hospice Cruise & Clambake shirt to commemorate the 20th anniversary.
The cruise portion generally sells out, due to the limited amount of boats. To participate or to sponsor, donate items or volunteer, call 716-280-0766 or email [email protected].