Tuesday, August 20, 2012
Kari Root Bonaro, BNMC
BNMC Hosts Summer Block Party for Employees
Hundreds of Employees Expected to Attend the “GO BNMC” Transportation-Themed Event Focusing on Smarter, Greener, Healthier Ways to Get Around
WHAT: GO BNMC Summer Block Party, a free event for employees on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus (BNMC)
WHEN: Thursday, August 23rd from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. (Rain or shine –party will be under a tent)
WHERE: 941 Washington Street Lot (behind the Allen/Medical Campus NFTA Station)
This free event will highlight innovative and economical ways in which GO BNMC, a new commuting and rewards initiative, will promote healthy lifestyles and active living for employees on the Medical Campus.
Employees will learn about the different transportation options available on the BNMC that can help them save money, get fit, and create a more sustainable environment, with the overall goal to improve employee’s abilities to get around in healthier, greener, and more economical ways.
Features educational videos and materials, demonstrations, and hands-on activities, including:
– Bicycle obstacle course sponsored by GO Bike
– Pedi-cab pick-ups (at Kaminski Park & the corner of high & Ellicott)
– Buffalo CarShare and BikeShare, including a sneak peak at the new bikes
– Segway tours
– Test drive an electric vehicle
– Public safety information
– The Fender Blender from the Community Foundation of Greater Buffalo
– Lunch from Whole Hog Food Truck
This event is sponsored by NYSERDA and the NYSDOT.
ABOUT THE BNMC
The Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus is dedicated to the cultivation of a world-class medical campus for clinical care, research, education, and entrepreneurship on 120 acres in downtown Buffalo. It is home to the region’s top clinical, research, and medical education institutions, including: the University at Buffalo, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Olmsted Center for Sight, Kaleida Health, Hauptman-Woodward Medical Research Institute, Buffalo Medical Group, Buffalo Hearing & Speech Center, Unyts, and the Center for Hospice and Palliative Care. There are over 40 public and private companies on the BNMC. More than 12,000 people come to work at the Medical Campus every day, and BNMC institutions see over one million patients and visitors annually. The Campus has an annual economic impact of $1.5 billion on the region. The Medical Campus consists of more than 6 million square feet of research, clinical, and support space. bnmc-old.local