**FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: November 26, 2007
Contact: John Moscato, (716) 878-1660 or (716) 878- 7000
Erin Klass, (716) 878-1981 or (716) 878-7000
Buffalo Bills Help Patients Celebrate the Holiday's
at the annual Stone's Buddies Tree Lighting Party
WHAT: The annual Stone's Buddies Tree Lighting & Holiday Party with the Buffalo Bills will help chronically ill patients and their families at Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo celebrate the Holiday Season.
Buffalo Bills players, wives and staff will help patients and members of Stone's Buddies make gingerbread houses, build Noah's Arc animals and sing carols with Lancaster High School students before and after the ceremonial lighting the tree outside the main entrance of Women & Children's Hospital. Bills players include: Brad Butler, Ryan Neill, Ryan Neufeld, Paul Posluszny and more. WHEN: Tuesday, November 27, 2007
Party begins at 5:00 p.m.
Tree lighting ceremony shortly after 6:00 p.m.
WHERE: Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo, 219 Bryant St., Buffalo, NY WHY: Unlike any other program in Western New York, Stone's Buddies* *was created in memory of former patient Stone Filipovich as a unique network of resources, support, friendship and fun for chronically ill children and their families at Women & Children's Hospital.
As members of Stone's Buddies, patient families are offered the following:
· Invitations to special events in the community or at Women & Children's
· Resources to help children and their families cope with difficult situations
· Special offers and discounts to exciting activities
· A chance to talk with other patients and families in similar circumstances
· Meet new friends ###