Buffalo Marathon's fundraising events have raised over $61,000 for cardiac programs at Buffalo General Medical Center/Gates Vascular Institute, since the beginning of February according to WKBW-TV and they're less than halfway to their goal.

Kaleida Health describes Buffalo General and Gates Vascular in this way...

The dedicated heart specialists at Buffalo General Medical Center and the Gates Vascular Institute (BGMC/GVI) offer a full complement of advanced cardiac services to help patients regain their health to the greatest extent possible.

The most state-of-the-art technology and innovative diagnostic and treatment options are utilized in the care of patients. BGMC/GVI cardiac teams are actively involved in many national clinical trials and work tirelessly to discover new and better ways to treat the heart and bring those discoveries to patients.

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in most Western New York counties and is the second leading cause of premature death in all of Western New York.

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Part of a letter from Race Director Greg Weber from the Marathon's FB page...
We are now 100 days out, and we continue our planning and conversations with local officials...We are currently working on a plan to provide you with a celebration that will meet all gathering guidelines. More to follow on this, so stay tuned...Our community fundraising slots are almost sold out. If you are not participating in the fundraising, please consider donating on our website to honor Heart Health Month.
Greg Weber's entire letter from The Buffalo Marathon Facebook page...

Dear fellow athletes,

I wanted to take a few minutes to give you an update on the race plans and progress. As...

Posted by Buffalo Marathon on Tuesday, February 16, 2021

The goal is to raise $150,000 by Memorial Day Weekend.

If you'd like to donate, you can by clicking here.

 

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