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Headway of Western New York Hosts Annual Spring Fundraiser



Headway of WNY, a not-for-profit agency and an affiliate of People Inc., will host their annual fundraising event called “Shine a Light” on Thursday, May 16, 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). The event includes music, food and auctions.

Funds raised at this event assist Headway of WNY in continuing to support and advocate for persons with brain injuries and other disabilities. 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.

Tickets for the event are $50 each if pre-ordered on our website and $55 each at the door and include food and two hours of beverages (beer, wine and soda) and a chance to win a $100 door prize. For more information, call 716-408-3100. To pre-order your tickets online, please go to

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.


“Traumatic brain injury isn’t an event that you recover from. It is an event you live with for the rest of your life.”

Western New York 1219 North Forest Road | P.O. Box 9033 | Williamsville, New York 14231 | Phone: 716.817.7400 | Toll Free NY 1.888.7PEOPLE | Fax: 716.634.3889

Rochester 1860 Buffalo Road | Rochester, NY 14624 | Phone 585.441.9300 | Fax 585.441.9398

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