Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus Kicks Off “100 Days of Summer” Healthy Activities!

Focus is on health and active living for employees and neighbors

What: The Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus, Inc. (BNMC) recently launched its “100 Days of Summer” festivities with a series of activities designed to promote health and active living for employees, neighbors and visitors to Campus. With a different activity going on every day, there’s no shortage of fun and healthy events to participate in and all events are free!

 

When: Events run from May through September

 

Upcoming events include:

Walking on Wednesdays: In partnership with the Wellness Institute of Greater Buffalo, the BNMC offers free walks led by Medical Campus and community leaders every Wednesday from May 31-August 30 from 12:10 PM -12:40 PM. Start and end at Roswell’s Kaminski Park (Elm & Carlton). Special Note: BNMC President & CEO Matt Enstice and Chairman Emeritus Thomas Beecher will lead a Campus walk on June 21st.  See the full schedule at BNMC.org/wow.

  • Farmers’ Markets: Fresh, homegrown fruits and veggies are available for sale at farmers’ markets on Campus and in our surrounding communities.

 

o   Roswell Park Cancer Institute’s Market at the Park in Kaminski Park (Elm & Carlton), Wednesdays from 11 AM-1:30 PM from June-September.
o   MAP Mobile Market at the Moot Community Center (292 High St.), Fridays at 11 AM-1 PM from June-October.
 
  • Fitness in the Parks: Beginning June 7 and running through August 23, yoga will be offered every Wednesday from 5:30 PM – 6:15 PM in Colby Park (next to the parking garage at 134 High St. at Michigan Ave.) The FREE event is sponsored by Independent Health & YMCA Buffalo Niagara.

  • National Dump the Pump Day: A national initiative to encourage people to ride public transportation or use other alternative commuting options (instead of driving) and save money. In partnership with the NFTA, the BNMC. will host a breakfast and street musician event at the Allen/Medical Station from 7 to 10 AM on June 15.

  • BNMC Fit: BNMC’s annual BNMC Fit Healthy Living Fair at Colby Park on Tuesday, June 27 from 11 AM – 2 PM  (at Colby Park next to the parking garage at 134 High St. at Michigan Ave.) This event promotes the holistic nature of health, and includes a variety of organizations and vendors in the community dedicated to healthy and active living.  FREE and open to all employees who work on the Medical Campus.

  • FREE Lunchtime Music: Enjoy lunch and music outdoors with your colleagues in the park at Ellicott & Virginia Streets every Thursday at 12:30 PM in July. 

  •  Bike to Work Breakfast: August 25 from 7 AM – 10 AM  (at Colby Park next to the parking garage at 134 High St. at Michigan Ave.) 

  • Food Trucks on Campus every day!  (Schedule attached) 

 

About the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus, Inc.
The Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus, Inc. (BNMC Inc.) is a self-sustaining social enterprise successfully combining innovation, job creation, and urban revitalization. It serves as the umbrella organization of the anchor institutions that make up the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus located within the 120-acre campus bordering Allentown, the Fruit Belt and Downtown. The BNMC Inc. fosters conversation and collaboration among its member institutions, its partners and the community to address critical issues impacting them, including entrepreneurship, energy, access and transportation, workforce and procurement, neighborhoods, and healthy communities, with the goal of increasing economic development and building a strong community. www.bnmc.org. For more information, contact: Susan Kirkpatrick, BNMC Inc. skirkpatrick@bnmc.org, 716.866.8002(m)