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Headway of WNY, a not-for-profit agency and an affiliate of People Inc., will host their annual fundraising event, “Moonlight on the Green” on Thursday, May 15, from 5:30 p.m.-9 p.m. It will be held at Westwood Country Club, Windows on the Green, 772 North Forest Road, Williamsville (corner of North Forest Road and Sheridan Drive). People Inc.’s Elmwood Health Center, which is celebrating 20 years of providing quality patient-centered care to Western New York, is the lead sponsor. The event features food, drink, a silent auction, a large basket raffle and live music.
Proceeds benefit Headway of WNY’s mission to ensure that individuals in WNY with brain injuries, other disabilities, and seniors have access to advocacy, resources and support systems to enable them to live as independently as possible in the community. The event is known for its unique 200+ baskets raffle. Tickets are $50 each Presale, and may be purchased online before May 14 by going to headwayofwny.org, or you may purchase tickets at the door for $55 each. Ticket price includes a buffet dinner, two hours open bar (beer, wine, soda), a silent auction, basket raffle and door prizes. For more information, call 716-408-3117 or visit headwayofwny.org.
Headway of WNY strives to help a variety of people, from young adults to seniors, in their journey after injury and disability. Services include: advocacy, direct support groups, a resource directory, community education program and a partnership with the Veteran’s Hospital to support veterans who are injured and their families.
Brain injury is often referred to as the unseen epidemic.
• Every 21 seconds one person in the U.S. sustains a traumatic brain injury.
• 30 years ago, most people with severe injuries would have died. Now with improved trauma care, 230,000 persons are hospitalized with a traumatic brain injury each year, and survive.
Headway of WNY, a not-for-profit agency and an affiliate of People Inc., provides resources, support groups, recreational programs, training and educational programs to both survivors and caregivers of brain injury. Headway of WNY, Inc. is a volunteer support, advocacy and resource organization that was founded in 1985 by caring families and individuals who have survived brain injury and other disabilities.