James Neiss/staff photographer
Niagara Falls, NY - Niagara Falls Fire Chief Joseph Pedulla and Police Superintendent Thomas Licata were joined by a host of other dignitaries to raise money at the Niagara Falls Memorial Auxiliary 18th Annual Rock-a-thon.
Media Alert for Friday, May 3
Memorial Auxiliary to hold 18th Annual Rock-a-thon
Community leaders will rock for better health
The Auxiliary of Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center will hold its Helen M. Smith Memorial Rock-a-thon from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday in the hospital’s upper lobby.
Members and friends of the Auxiliary, including elected officials and other community leaders, will rock (in rocking chairs) for half-hour increments to raise money for equipment and programs at Memorial.
Now in its 18th year, the event has raised nearly $150,000 for the medical center. It is named in memory of Helen Smith, a retired nurse and longtime Auxiliary member who founded the event.
Media/photo/video coverage is invited. For more information, call 278-4604.
Community leaders scheduled to rock include:
8:30 a.m. - Councilman Chris Voccio
9 a.m. – Police Supt. Thomas Licata
9 a.m. – Fire Chief Joseph Pedulla
9 a.m. – Legislator Jason Zona
10 a.m. – Susan Macri (representing Brian Higgins)
10 a.m. – Community Development Director Seth Piccirillo
11 a.m. – Mayor Paul Dyster
11 a.m. – City Administrator Nick Melson
11 a.m. – Ron Anderluh—Niagara Street Business Assn.
11:30 a.m. – Craig Avery
12 p.m. – John Cooper – Memorial Park Block Club