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April 7-13: Volunteer Week

April 7-13, 2019, is National Volunteer Week, which honors volunteers who generously give their time, talent and support to important causes in their community.

At Kaleida Health, more than 1,200 volunteers lead with CARE, serving as an essential touch point for patients and visitors, and helping staff throughout the organization. In 2018, Kaleida Health volunteers donated 176,223 hours, which equates to more than $4 million donated in dollars.

Thank you to all Kaleida Heath volunteers whose selfless efforts and commitment to CARE make a difference for patients, family members and staff every day.

April 30: Buffalo News Kids Day

The 37th Annual Buffalo News Kids Day will be held on Tuesday, April 30. The special "Kids Day Edition" newspaper will be sold at over 1,000 locations across Western New York.

Since 1983, the profits from Kids Day sales have totaled more than $4.6 million to help children throughout the region.

Make sure to buy your newspaper on April 30!

Register Now: Corporate Challenge on June 13

Mark your calendar for the J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge in Buffalo. Western New York’s largest road race/post-race party will be held on Thursday, June 13, 2019, with the starting horn at 6:25 p.m. in Delaware Park.

Buffalo, at 39 years running, is the second-oldest event in the Corporate Challenge Series, trailing only New York City. The 38th running Corporate Challenge in Delaware Park produced the largest crowd in the history of the event – 14,145 runners and walkers from 391 companies. Run or walk the 3.5 mile course, and then join your friends and coworkers under our big tent. 

The registration link is available on the KaleidaScope Corporate Challenge page. The deadline to register is May 21 or when capacity is reached.

May 26: Heart to Heart Relay

Kaleida Health is partnering with the Buffalo Marathon to raise funds to fight heart disease in Western New York and benefit the best-in-class cardiac programs at Buffalo General Medical Center/Gates Vascular Institute (BGMC/GVI.)

The newly created Kaleida Health “Heart to Heart Relay,” presented by The Buffalo Marathon, will feature teams of up to four who collectively run the marathon on Sunday, May 26. After a low initial sign-up fee, they rally together to reach out to their social networks to fundraise in support of the cause.

In Western New York, we are fortunate to have the Cardiac Program at Buffalo General Medical Center/Gates Vascular Institute, one of the highest ranked hospital programs in the nation. Because of their dedication to achieving best possible outcomes for their patients, the team consistently brings the newest technologies available and is able to treat all types of cardiac conditions. Treating patients right here in their community results in faster return to home and quicker recovery.

The Buffalo Marathon chose to partner with Kaleida Health and add this fundraising component this year to continue its vision of helping to better the health of Western New York.

Exchange points for the relay will be at 10k, 20k and 30k, with the first 3 legs of the race at 6.2 miles and the final leg at 7.6 miles. All finishers of the Kaleida Health Heart to Heart Relay will receive a custom medal with additional awards for those reaching team fundraising levels of $2,500, $5,000 and $10,000 and the top fundraising team.

Registration for the Kaleida Health Heart to Heart Relay is now open. To join us in the fight against heart disease, visit the Heart to Heart Relay Page.

June 1: Tour de Cure

Great Lakes Health will once again be sponsoring the Tour de Cure event to benefit the American Diabetes Association (ADA) on Saturday, June 1, 2019 at Niagara University, Dwyer Ice Arena, in Niagara Falls, NY. Participants can choose to cycle, run or walk at this year’s event.

Employees, family, and friends are welcome to join the team. The fundraising event offers routes of varying distances for participants of all ages and fitness levels.

The Tour de Cure is for people of all cycling abilities, featuring four well-marked cycling routes with safety marshals and safety vehicles, and fully stocked rest stops to fuel your journey. The 5K run and walk routes are a great way to get out, have fun, and celebrate those who are living with diabetes.

This year, each participant is required to raise $200. All riders, runners, and walkers will receive a Tour de Cure t-shirt, and enjoy lunch and a fantastic celebration party.

To join the team or donate, visit

If you have any questions, please contact Linda Capers-Wheeler at

June 2: Pride Parade

As a recognized leader in healthcare equality, Kaleida Health will once again be marching in the Pride Parade. To walk or volunteer, call Tracy Brown at 716-568-6725.