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ECMC Lifeline Foundation Gala: Get Down on It

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ECMC Celebrates
The Difference Between Healthcare and True CareTM
Kool & the Gang
25th Annual Springfest Gala at Buffalo Niagara Convention Center

BUFFALO, NY; May 8, 2014—Erie County Medical Center (ECMC) Corporation and the ECMC Lifeline Foundation welcome musical Legends Kool & the Gang to their 2014 Springfest Gala set for Saturday, May 10, 2014; at 6:00 PM, to be held at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center. The Gala is expected to draw over 1,400 guests from the business, medical, and ECMC communities for an evening of entertainment, fine dining and celebration.

Presented by LP Ciminelli, Springfest Gala will honor the distinguished service of Joseph Kowalski, MD, Director of the Spine Center at ECMC and Clinical Associate Professor of Orthopaedics, University at Buffalo; Karen Ziemianski, MS, RN, Senior Vice President of Nursing at ECMC; and Robert D. Gioia, President of the John R. Oishei Foundation.

“We are thrilled to be able to honor three such outstanding individuals in the ECMC Community,” said Jody Lomeo, President and CEO, Great Lakes Health System of Western New York. “We have a very special evening planned for our honorees and guests and are very much looking forward to welcoming Kool & the Gang home to Buffalo.”

Kool & the Gang are headlining a night of world-class entertainment which also features The Bobby Militello Quartet as well as Total Eclipse and the Buffalo Horns.

All proceeds from the evening will benefit the life-saving medical services of ECMC, Western New York’s only Adult Regional Trauma Center. The Lifeline Foundation also supports ECMC’s Regional Center of Excellence for Transplantation and Kidney Care, Regional Behavioral Health Center of Excellence, and the area’s only Mobile Mammography Coach, as well as numerous other ECMC initiatives that directly benefit the WNY community.

Springfest Gala is proudly presented by LP Ciminelli with support from: WNY Imaging; AT&T; and Russell’s Steaks, Chops and more. Additional sponsors include: Morrison, Exigence, Kaleida Health, Willcare, Palladian Health, Key Bank, UB Orthopaedics, McGuire Development, and Jody & Mary Lomeo.