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Niagara Cup Classic
A prominent cardiologist will join a local business executive in chairing the 22nd annual Niagara Cup Classic, the Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center Foundation announced today.
Alan Meholick, M.D., and Douglas Mooradian will chair the annual fundraiser for the medical center on Tuesday, June 4, at the Niagara Falls Country Club. The morning flight will tee off with a shotgun start at 7 a.m. with the afternoon flight hitting the links at 12:30 p.m.
Dr. Meholick, who is board certified in internal medicine and cardiology, is an invasive and clinical cardiologist with Buffalo Heart Group, LLP., and a clinical assistant professor of medicine at SUNY Buffalo.
Mr. Mooradian, who returns for a fourth year as tournament co-chair, is the director of marketing and public relations for Health Systems Services, providers of home medical equipment and the developers of customized injury prevention programs for health care workers in long-term and acute care settings.
Since the inaugural tournament in 1992, the Niagara Cup has raised more than $1 million for medical equipment and health care programs at Memorial Medical Center. The tournament is presented by the Medical Center Foundation.
Money raised at this year’s tournament will support healthcare programming at the hospital, particularly cardiac and stroke services.
For information about the Niagara Cup Classic, call Ann Marie Tucker, Memorial’s vice president for Foundation and Community Relations, at (716) 278-4604.
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Community support made The Premier 2013 a rousing success
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has been a vital part of our community for almost 120 years. And the Buffalo/Niagara region demonstrated its ongoing support for us in a big way when more than 900 people attended the hospital’s sold out fundraising event – The Premier – on January 19.
The black tie dinner and entertainment gala returned for its ninth year to the Seneca Niagara Casino and Hotel for a five-star evening of food and fun. Latin rhythms and tropical treats created a festive atmosphere of magic, mystery and music including a riveting performance by Grammy Award winning entertainer Jon Secada, thanks to the generous support of headline sponsor Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel.
The Wendell Rivera Jazz Quartet provided great dinner music. Baila Salsa Dance Co. not only entertained but gave dance lessons and Soul Committee kept everyone dancing well past midnight.
As chairpersons of The Premier 2013, we were excited to see so many people have such a wonderful time for such a worthy cause. It was the biggest Premier ever and the funds raised this year bring the total raised from this annual gala to more than $1 million to support innovative healthcare and cutting edge technology at Memorial. This year’s proceeds will benefit Memorial’s cardiac and stroke care programs.
A first-class event does not happen by accident. We are grateful to every one of our more than 80 corporate and individual sponsors for their generous support. As always, Seneca Nation of Indians President Barry Snyder and Seneca Gaming Corporation Chairman Robert Mele were the perfect hosts. Their staff, led by President and CEO Cathy Walker, Senior Vice President of Marketing Jim Wise, Executive Director of Entertainment Kevin Wiech, Director of Catering Karen Nordaby and Executive Chef Gary McHale, was just outstanding.
We also are grateful to Dr. Rick and Anne Sawicki, who chaired this year’s Premier silent auction, to the generous donors of distinctive auction items, to Principal Robert DiFrancesco and the student volunteers from Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School, and to our many community volunteers – all of whose efforts were so important to the event’s success.
We were honored to pay tribute at The Premier to Michael W. Cropp, M.D., M.B.A., the president and chief executive officer at Independent Health, and to the nursing staffs at Memorial Medical Center and the Schoellkopf Health Center. The passion they all demonstrate for quality, excellence and innovation in health care have contributed greatly to improving the health status of our region.
We would also like to thank WGRZ Channel 2 television anchor and reporter Maryalice Demler for again favoring us with an outstanding effort as The Premier’s mistress of ceremonies.
So many people contributed to the success of this event that we cannot name them all. But from our sponsors to our planning committee to all of our volunteers and attendees – all made the Premier 2013 a special night to remember! Thank you!
Anu and Dr. Komal Chandan
Safe at Home Conference
The 15th Annual Safe at Home: Seeking Solutions for Adult and Child Victims of Family Violence Conference will be held Tuesday, October 1 at the Conference Center Niagara Falls.
It will be attended by law enforcement officers, prosecutors, medical and child welfare professionals, therapists, attorneys, social workers, educators, advocates and counselors who gained a better understanding of the dynamics and impact of domestic violence and child abuse as well as ways to recognize, investigate, treat and prevent family violence.
For information about the 2013 Safe at Home Conference, please visit www.cacofniagara.org or call (716) 285-0045.
Arts in the Park
The 2012 edition of Arts in the Park event was held Saturday, July 21. This multi-art experience celebrated Memorial's beautiful, fully restored historic Schoellkopf Park. The event featured hands-on gardening arts demonstrations and displays, arts and crafts for children of all ages, live musical entertainment, refreshments and much more. As always, admission will was free. For information about our 2013 Arts in the Park call Development and Special Events Manager Cara Turner at (716) 278-4570 or email Cara.Turner@nfmmc.org.
Rockin' the Park
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center celebrated summer in the city by Rockin’ the Park at Schoellkopf Park on Aug. 23. The free outdoor concert featured music by The A-List Band with food specials provided by the Hard Rock Café. The public was invited and several hundred area residents attended.
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