DATE: 8/24/17

CONTACT: Clarice Otminski,
Director of Public Relations & Community Marketing
EMAIL: Cotminski@PalliativeCare.org
OFFICE: (716) 989-2072
MOBILE: (716) 512-9325

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Photo Caption: Ryan & Lisa Zebro, chair couple 2017 Hospice Buffalo Harvest Fest

Look to the Stars

Mr. and Mrs. Ryan Zebro have been selected as the chair couple of Hospice Buffalo’s 17th Annual Harvest Fest, a Celebration of Hospice, Friends and Family. Ryan Zebro has been a Hospice Foundation board member since 2015. Ryan and Lisa were both raised in East Amherst, and attended Williamsville East High School. Lisa attended Bucknell University and Ryan attended Miami University. After college the two moved to Boston, and were married in Buffalo in 2011. In 2013, they decided to move back to the Buffalo area, as they had always planned. Lisa works for Ernst & Young on tax credit investments, and Ryan serves and Vice President of Investments for Ciminelli Real Estate Corporation. They currently reside in Snyder with their two sons, Henry (3) and Conrad (1).

“We are excited to chair this amazing event for Hospice Buffalo. Hospice does so much for the people of this community in their most difficult of times. Not only does Hospice help patients in need, but also the families of those patients that require guidance and comfort before and after the loss of a loved one. Like so many families, our family has received the support of hospice and know firsthand the important role it plays in our community,” said Ryan.
“When people hear Hospice Buffalo, they think about the special people who ease end-of-life journeys. The care they provide is like no other. They are guardian angels -- which led to this year’s theme, Look to the Stars,” explained Lisa.”

Join us for what’s sure to be a stellar evening. Guests will be enlightened with the array of wines, craft beer, gourmet food, and fabulous live auction items including a Sabres’ game suite, a chef’s table at Oliver’s Restaurant, and a Florida getaway.”

The Harvest Fest gala will be held on Friday, October 20st at the Hyatt Regency Buffalo, and is presented by Great Lakes Health System of WNY (ECMC and Kaleida Health). Corporate tables-of-ten start at $2500; individual tickets are $250 each. For sponsorship information, auction donations, and reservations, visit www.HospiceHarvestFest.com, or call 686-8090.

The Harvest Fest will benefit the many programs and services of Hospice Buffalo, providing care, support, advocacy and education to people facing serious illness and loss. Hospice Buffalo is one of the largest hospice and palliative care organizations in the nation, serving 900 patients each day in homes, hospitals, nursing homes, assisted living, group homes, and at the Mary and Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Hospice Inpatient Unit.