Date: March 2, 2017
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Bring spring inside your home or office with a bouquet of fresh flowers March 8-11 during the annual Hospice Buffalo Spring Bouquet Sale. Gorgeous bouquets will be available for $8 at all Erie County KeyBank branches, Paula’s Donuts and Anderson’s locations, participating florists, many hospitals, public buildings and area businesses in Erie County, as well the Hospice Mitchell Campus in Cheektowaga.

“So many of us at KeyBank have been touched by the compassionate care patients receive from Hospice Buffalo, so we’re very proud to support the mission of this agency, which is vital to the quality of life in Western New York,” said Buford Sears, KeyBank Buffalo Region President and Hospice Board Member, Emeritus. “KeyBank is committed to helping our local community thrive, and participating in this annual tradition makes it easy for Western New Yorkers to help support the wonderful work of Hospice Buffalo.”

The beautiful mixed bouquets of gerbera daisies, sunflowers, roses, asters, other fresh flowers and greens are sure to put the feeling of spring in the air! Proceeds from the Spring Bouquet Sale benefit the Hospice Foundation, supporting Hospice Buffalo, and Essential Care for Children, as well as their other programs. These agencies are dedicated to the care and support of individuals with serious illness.

Presented by KeyBank 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 500 companies and schools, and over 700 community volunteers assist with the sale. Since its inception, the Bouquet Sale has raised more than $5.4 million to support Hospice patients in Erie County and their families.
For more information on bouquet sale locations, visit or call the Hospice Foundation at (716) 686-8090.


Hospice Buffalo provides care, support, advocacy and education to people in Erie County impacted by serious illness and loss, regardless of age, setting, diagnosis, and ability to pay. Hospice Buffalo is one of the nation’s largest non-profit hospice and palliative (comfort) care organizations, serving over 500 patients daily in their homes, hospitals, and nursing homes throughout Erie County, and the Mitchell Campus in Cheektowaga, NY.

Media Contact: Clarice Otminski
Director, Public Relations & Community Marketing
Day (716) 989-2072; Evening (716) 512-9325