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Give 716 fundraiser to benefit ECMC

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Thu, Jul 15th 2021 07:40 pm

Uniting Buffalo Bills & Buffalo Sabres fans in ‘Epic Day of Giving’ supporting WNY nonprofit organizations

Give 716 is a collaborative effort between the Buffalo Bills Foundation and Buffalo Sabres Foundation to use their collective resources to benefit nonprofit organizations in Western New York. ECMC, along with Kaleida Health, is the official health care sponsor of the Buffalo Bills.

A press release from the ECMC Foundation stated, “This past year has created unprecedented challenges and a critical gap in the services that local nonprofits are able to provide in Western New York. In response to these challenges, the Give 716 donation campaign was established. The goal of Give 716 is to unite Bills and Sabres fans with the Western New York community in ‘an epic day of giving.’ Other objectives of Give 716 are to establish greater awareness and develop deeper, more meaningful connections between nonprofits that provide vital supporting services to the Western New York community.”

Thomas J. Quatroche Jr., Ph.D., president and CEO of ECMC Corp., said, “ECMC has always been there for our community and, over the past 18 months, our dedicated caregivers have stood tall on the frontline of the COVID-19 pandemic. From compassionate care of COVID patients at the bedside to providing tens of thousands of vaccines to keep our community safe, ECMC continues to be there for Western New York each and every day. Give 716 is an opportunity for Bills and Sabres fans and others to express their appreciation in recognition of our frontline heroes who have consistently stepped up to care for our family members, friends and neighbors.”

The press release continued, “As a partner with the Buffalo Bills, ECMC Foundation is proud to be part of the Buffalo Bills family. As the region’s level 1 adult trauma center, ECMC plays a vital role in this community. From behavioral health to orthopaedic services, transplantation to bariatric surgery, oncological care to numerous specialized inpatient and outpatient services, ECMC treats every patient with the same level of quality care delivered with compassion, from the most vulnerable to the most influential.

From July 12 through Aug. 16, ECMC is o­ffering a special thank you opportunity for Give 716 donors who choose ECMC Foundation as their charity of choice for their donation. One donor will receive a pair of Bu­ffalo Bills 50-yard line season tickets at Highmark Stadium, while two additional donors will each receive a pair of single game tickets. Participants in Give 716 can donate with the opportunity to receive Buffalo Bills tickets by visiting www.ecmc.edu and clicking on the Give 716 button at the top of the home page.

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