New Era Cap and the PUNT Foundation Partner with Stone’s Buddies

Released: 3/11/2013
Gwen Mysiak from Brian Moorman’s PUNT Foundation and Michelle McNamara from New Era Cap with one of Brian’s Lockers.

New Era Cap and the PUNT Foundation partnered with Stone's Buddies for a $25,000 donation to bring Brian’s Locker to pediatric cancer patients and their families at Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo.

“We are so grateful to New Era to providing funds to Bring Brian Moorman’s PUNT Foundation Locker to Women & Children’s Hospital,” said Joanne Lana, executive director of Stone’s Buddies. “A typical day for an oncology patient tends to be filled with treatment, tests and procedures. A trip to the locker will provide a much needed boost for these children who struggle on a daily basis.”

Brian’s Locker, created in 2004 as part of Brian Moorman’s PUNT Foundation, assists patients fighting pediatric cancer and their families as they go through difficult times. The program provides a locker filled with grocery store gift cards, gas cards, restaurant gift cards and other additional items to help these families. The locker will be located on the oncology floor of Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo.

New Era Cap's $25,000 donation also provided iPad minis and other resources to help families.

Brian Moorman, football player and former Buffalo Bill established the PUNT foundation with his wife after he moved to Buffalo in 2001. He used his position as a professional athlete to help others and give back to the community. For more information on the Brian Moorman’s PUNT Foundation or the Brian’s Locker program, visit www.brianmoorman.org.

Stone’s Buddies is a program at Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo for chronically ill children and their families that provides a support network of other patients and their families that are going through a similar situation. For more information on Stones Buddies, please visit www.stonesbuddies.org.

Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo, a Kaleida Health facility and teaching hospital for the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, is the regional center for comprehensive and state-of-the-art pediatric, neonatal, perinatal and obstetrical services in Western New York and beyond. For more information, please go online at www.wchob.org.

Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo is ranked by US News & World Report in its special edition of "Best Children's Hospitals." As three of the specialty areas within children's hospitals ranked nationally in this publication, Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo is among the best children's hospitals in Neurology/Neurosurgery and Cancer care in 2011–2012 and Gastroenterology in 2012–2013.