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    Buffalo, NY – The Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo is accepting applications for the 2018 Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Legacy Funds competitive grant process.  Grants will support the following areas of interest:

    ·         Caregivers

    ·         Community Assets

    ·         Design and Access

    ·         Youth Sports

    Applicants must be a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization located within the eight counties of Western New York, including: Allegany; Cattaraugus; Chautauqua; Erie; Genesee; Niagara; Orleans; and Wyoming Counties. For Caregivers, government agencies also may apply. For Community Assets, only 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations that reside in Erie County may apply.

    Applications are due January 8, 2018.

    For more information about deadlines and eligibility, please visit http://cfgb.org/for-nonprofits/for-grant-seekers/wilsonfunds/

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    The Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo, a 501 (C)(3) organization, was established in 1919 to enhance and encourage long-term philanthropy in the Western New York community. The Foundation’s mission is: Connecting people, ideas and resources to improve lives in Western New York. For nearly 100 years, the Community Foundation has made the most of the generosity of individuals, families, foundations and organizations who entrust charitable assets to its care. The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Legacy Funds were established at the Community Foundation to provide support to four areas that were important to Mr. Wilson: caregivers, community assets, design and access, and youth sports. Endowment funds, like these created to honor Mr. Wilson, are designed to grow over time and provide funding for charitable causes according to a client’s wishes. www.cfgb.org

    GBUAHN goes pink with Second Chance Ministries

    Free mammograms and Breast Cancer Awareness Month activities

    WHAT: The Greater Buffalo United Accountable Healthcare Network (GBUAHN), in partnership with United Healthcare, is going pink with Second Chance Ministries. The organizations are holding a breast cancer awareness event that includes: free screenings, presentations/testimonials by male and female breast cancer survivors, educational materials, information on prevention, Medicaid and Medicare information, and a complimentary dinner.

    WHY:

    A recent Susan G. Komen survey of WNYers revealed that low income/medically underserved women in the city of Buffalo are the least likely to understand the importance of mammograms/screening and are unclear about breast cancer risk factors. This event will provide breast cancer education and prevention advice. Representatives of GBUAHN and United Healthcare will offer information on enrolling in Medicaid/Medicare. A male breast cancer survivor will tell his story; female breast cancer survivors will also provide testimonials. The founder of Our Curls, a not-for-profit that empowers women of color diagnosed with cancer, will also speak. Our Curls offers free ethnic wigs, makeovers, and support groups.

    WHO: Male and female breast cancer survivors

    Cherrise Walker-Betts, breast cancer survivor and founder, Our Curls, Inc.

    Representatives from GBUAHN and Second Chance Ministries

     

    WHEN: Wednesday, October 18, 2017

    6:00 p.m. – dinner and speakers

    WHERE: Second Chance Ministries

    381 East Ferry Street

    Buffalo, NY 14208

     

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