Artie Awards Raises $20,000 for ECMC

ARTIE AWARDS/THEATRE FUNDS RAISED FOR ECMC

$20,000 raised by Buffalo theatre and annual Artie Awards audiences presented to ECMC for HIV/AIDS and Immunodeficiency Services

BUFFALO, NY—27TH ANNUAL ARTIE AWARDS presenter WNED | WBFO today held a news conference in downtown Buffalo to present a $20,000 donation for ECMC’s I HIV/AIDS and Immunodeficiency Services.

Artie Awards Founder and Co-host of WBFO’s “Theater Talk” Anthony Chase presented the donation to Tom Quatroche, President and CEO of ECMC Corporation.  The funds were raised through contributions from theatre audiences and proceeds from this year’s 27TH ANNUAL ARTIE AWARDS ceremony held June 5th, 2017.  Mr. Chase and Dr. Quatroche were joined by leaders of Buffalo’s theatre and cultural community, including: Michael Murphy, President and CEO, Shea’s Performing Arts Center; Randall Kramer, Executive Director, Musicalfare Theatre; and Vincent O’Neill, Artistic Director, Irish Classical Theatre Company.

Artie Awards Founder and Co-host of WBFO’s “Theater Talk” Anthony Chase said, “We all know that the theater and cultural community has a significant economic impact on our region.  Our thriving theater community not only creates exciting art on a daily basis but takes great pride in being a true force for good in our community.  We are especially pleased to be able to support the wonderful work being done through ECMC Immunodeficiency Services.”

ECMC President and CEO Thomas J. Quatroche Jr., Ph.D., said, “On behalf of the ECMC Foundation and ECMC Corporation, I would like to express our sincere appreciation and thanks for this very generous donation to ECMC Immunodeficiency Services.  I assure you that these funds will be put to very good use for the benefit of our HIV/AIDS patients.”

ECMCʼs HIV/AIDS and Immunodeficiency services are the largest comprehensive care center of its kind in Western New York. The hospital’s immunodeficiency clinic is also a PCMH Level 3 Certified Clinic

The Immunodeficiency Services group strives to meet the needs of people with HIV/AIDS with physicians, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, nurses, case managers, nutritional consultants, drug counselors, and mental health counselors on staff and also through partnerships with a myriad of community agencies.

In providing care, the Immunodeficiency Services group aims to meet several important goals:

  • Improving quality of life for HIV-positive patients through early intervention and optimal care.
  • Providing HIV/AIDS clinical education and consultation to providers.
  • Offer advocacy and case management services for HIV/AIDS patients.
  • Establish HIV prevention as a top priority.

To date, the Artie Awards have raised over $500,000 for AIDS-related charities.