Give 716: Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation, Windsong Cares
(WIVB) – The Buffalo Bills and Buffalo Sabers Foundations hope to give nonprofits in Western New York State a boost by showcasing them for Give 716. Fundraising ends on Friday July 16, but two local nonprofits are still striving to be your charity of choice.
Windsong Care Foundation helps improve education and access to breast cancer prevention. The organization funds essential research locally to help reduce mortality from the disease.
“We recently funded a program through our partners at WNY’s Breast Cancer Network that offered a lymphodema program to women diagnosed with breast cancer,” said Gina Fedele, secretary of the board. of the Windsong Cares Foundation. “This can cause significant problems after surgery and the program helps patients know what to look for and what therapy can be done.”
Formed in 2019, Fedele says prevention and funding are key to helping save lives.
“Our local community often doesn’t get the attention it deserves, so this is an opportunity to fund things locally that are happening and we have some wonderful partners that we are working with on this research,” Fedele said.
The Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation works to enrich the region and improve the quality of life for residents through strategic grants and by encouraging local philanthropy.
“One of the things we’re most famous for is the scholarships we give, we have over 300 scholarships that we administer each year,” said Leslie Wille, Community Engagement Coordinator.
Wille, who is proud to be a member of the Bills Mafia Babes, says she is thrilled to see the Bills and Sabers teaming up to help the community, especially after the pandemic.
“It’s these unrestricted funds that allow us to do things like serve the needs of nonprofits in our community that have struggled with covid-19. We have seen a lot of nonprofits on the verge of not being able to continue their activities, so being able to raise funds for this will allow us to do even more good for our community. “
Kelly Khatib is a digital journalist who has been part of the News 4 team since 2019. See more of her work here.