OfficeMax Sponsors Stone’s Buddies Day at the Buffalo Museum of Science

Updated: 7/15/2013
Patients from Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo and their families visited the Buffalo Museum of Science during a recent Stone's Buddies Day sponsored by OfficeMax.

This special day featured a tour of the museum, arts and crafts, and food for the members of Stone's Buddies. OfficeMax sent volunteers from several of their area stores to help at the event and purchased tickets to the Body World exhibit for the patients and their families.

Stone's Buddies is a program for chronically ill children at the Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo. Created in memory of former patient, Stone Filipovich, the mission of the Stone's Buddies program is to provide a network of resources, support, friendship and fun for the many "frequent flyers" that regularly use Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo. This program is for children with life-threatening illness, as well as the patients who struggle daily with special needs and feelings of isolation due to the nature of their chronic illness. For more information, please go online at 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, Gastroenterology in 2012–2013 and  Neurology and Neurosurgery again in 2013–2014.

Additional information available: http://www. www.stonesbuddies.org