President Ronal Reagan proclaimed October as National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month in 1988, making October a month of particular significance for early infant death. Approximately 1 in 4 pregnancies end in a perinatal loss, and it is a tragedy that impacts people from all regions and all walks of life. Throughout the nation, parents, family members, friends and healthcare professionals gather to pay tribute to approximately 870,000 babies who die each year due to perinatal death. This month is observed with remembrance ceremonies, candle-lighting vigils, and events that not only allows families to come together to remember their babies, it also promotes awareness about the pain of infant loss and the effect it has on families.
The WNYPBN provides bereavement support as well as referral and linkage services directly to families through support groups, memorial events, in-hospital bereavement programs, and community/professional education about perinatal loss. The Wings of Love Memorial Fund provides financial assistance for burial costs to ease some of the unexpected financial burden placed on grieving families during the tragic loss of their baby.
Since the inception of the Memorial Fund in September of 2007, the program has assisted our bereaved community with over $60,000.00 in financial assistance to bury their baby. The funds are used to purchase infant urns, caskets, and cemetery plots, as well as to pay cremation fees, burial fees, and funeral home expenses. Additionally, through Wings of Love, the WNYPBN has established Memorial Gardens throughout the Western New York region. These gardens provide a place of solace and memorialization for bereaved families.
For more information about the WNYPBN and its programs and services, visit our website at www.wnypbn.org. If you have any questions, please contact us at 716-626-6363.
Amount Raised: $1,650
The Upstate New York Chapter was founded to serve the needs of those living with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and their caregivers. The ALS Association is the only national not-for-profit health organization dedicated solely to the fight against ALS. The ALS Association covers all the bases — research, patient and community services, public education, and advocacy — in providing help and hope to those facing the disease. The ALS Association (National Office and the Upstate New York Chapter) operates under a shared mission: to help people living with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and their families, and to leave no stone unturned in search for the cure. We work together to accomplish our mission. The Upstate New York Chapter focuses primarily on helping local patients and families live with ALS through comprehensive patient service programs, while the National Office focuses primarily on research and advocacy. The Chapter supports the National Office through revenue sharing and research contributions. The National Office supports the Chapters by providing up-to-date information and materials.
To learn more about the Foundation please visit: http://webuny.alsa.org/site/PageServer?pagename=UNY_2_about_our_chapter
To donate directly to the ALS Asscociation please visit: https://secure2.convio.net/alsa/site/Donation2;jsessionid=00000000.app277b?36582.donation=form1&df_id=36582&mfc_pref=T&NONCE_TOKEN=8A18A58665B2910E5CF54ED590C5903B
If you own a business and want to host an event that benefits the ALS Association Upstate NY chapter please contact: Kristin Schneider email@example.com
Amount Donated: $700
Our mission is to improve the quality of life for the Parkinson’s community throughout Western New York.
Our outreach includes support, educational, therapeutic and social programs and events. We provide services for Parkinsonians and caregivers. Our successful fundraising efforts are allowing us to institute new programs in dance, singing, yoga and meditation, all very therapeutic, and we now have a highly successful boxing program for Parkinsonians in WNY. We are widely recognized for innovation, as our PD Ice Skating Party is the only one of its kind in the country, possibly the world, and our PD Ski program at Holiday Valley, the Parkinson’s Powder Busters, begins in 2017.
To learn more about NPFWNY please visit http://npfwny.org/
To donate directly to NPFWNY please visit http://npfwny.org/donate/
If you own a Business and want to host an event that benefits NPFWNY please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Amount Donated $600
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