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Give 716 Fundraiser to Benefit ECMC

BUFFALO, NEW YORK—The ECMC Foundation announces the introduction of Give 716, a collaborative effort between the Buffalo Bills Foundation and Buffalo Sabres Foundation by using their collective resources to benefit nonprofit organizations in Western New York.  ECMC, along with Kaleida Health, is the official healthcare sponsor of the Buffalo Bills.

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., PhD, President & CEO, 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.”

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 12th through August 16, 2021, 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, 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 and clicking on the Give 716 button at the top of the home page.


ABOUT THE ECMC FOUNDATION: From lifesaving surgery for trauma patients to the extra support that makes a difficult time easier for visiting families, ECMC offers true care at every level. ECMC Foundation, a not-for-profit corporation, enhances what ECMC offers to our patients and community, secures the resources that make all the difference, and takes on initiatives to financially support the lifesaving work of ECMC.  As our community hospital, ECMC serves a range of patients and families across Western New York. Through generous community support and building connections throughout our region, the Foundation strives to make more possible for our patients, their families, and our community.

ABOUT ERIE COUNTY MEDICAL CENTER (ECMC) CORPORATION: The ECMC Corporation was established as a New York State Public Benefit Corporation and since 2004 has included an advanced academic medical center with 583 inpatient beds, on- and off-campus health centers, more than 30 outpatient specialty care services and Terrace View, a 390-bed long-term care facility.  ECMC is Western New York’s only Level 1 Adult Trauma Center, as well as a regional center for burn care, behavioral health services, transplantation, medical oncology and head & neck cancer care, rehabilitation and a major teaching facility for the University at Buffalo.  Most ECMC physicians, dentists and pharmacists are dedicated faculty members of the university and/or members of a private practice plan.  More Western New York residents are choosing ECMC for exceptional patient care and patient experiences – the difference between healthcare and true care .

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