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Feb. 22, 2016

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HOSPICE SPRING BOUQUETS MARCH 2-5

LARGEST FUNDRAISER FOR HOSPICE BUFFALO

Bring Spring inside your home or office with a bouquet of fresh flowers March 2-5, supporting Hospice Buffalo’s 30th Anniversary Spring Bouquet Sale™!  Gorgeous bouquets will be available for $8 at all Erie County First Niagara branches, select Wendy’s and Dunkin Donuts locations, Raymour & Flanigan stores, local participating florists, hospitals, the Hospice Mitchell Campus in Cheektowaga, public buildings and area businesses in Erie County.

“First Niagara is committed to supporting organizations that are making a difference in Western New York, and we are proud to partner with Hospice,” said Buford Sears, First Niagara Regional President, Western New York and Hospice Board Member, Emeritus.  “Hospice is improving the quality of life for patients with serious illnesses and providing the guidance, dignity and emotional support those patients and their families need.  The compassion they share is often the best medicine of all.”

The beautiful mixed bouquets of roses, asters, other fresh flowers and greens are sure to put the feeling of spring in the air! To find a participating florist or Public Sale site near you visit HospiceSpring Bouquet Sale.com.

Proceeds from the Spring Bouquet Sale benefit the Hospice Foundation, supporting Hospice Buffalo, Essential Care for Children, and their other non-profit programs. These agencies are dedicated to the care and support of individuals with serious illness.

Presented by First Niagara and founded by the Professional Florists of WNY, the Hospice Buffalo Spring Bouquet Sale™ is the largest community-wide fundraiser for the Hospice Foundation.  More than 490 companies and schools, and over 600 community volunteers assist with the sale. Since its inception, the Bouquet Sale has raised more than $5 million to support Hospice patients in Erie County and families.

For more information on bouquet sale locations, go on-line at HospiceSpringBouquetSale.com or call the Hospice Foundation at (716) 686-8090.

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