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PRE-SALE $45 at the door

Live music by Zak Ward kicks off the evening.

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

Bronze Sponsors APEX

Hillary Banas

Jim & Shannon Bandoblu

B/T Western Corporation Ferguson Electric

Blue Ox Roofing

Buffalo Spree Kevin & Karen Durawa

Bob & Elaine Marinucci

Upstate Pharmacy

Heart Sponsors Michael Burke, Hunt Real Estate Health Wear of WNY

FIFCO, USA Flying Bison Brewing Co.

Hertel Ave. Poutine & Cream Liberty Mutual

Morgan Services Ted Purvis, CPA Protocol Ru’s Pierogis

Lloyd Catering

Emilie Rosenbluth & William Vertalino

Salvatore’s Italian Gardens

Kevin & Adrienne Thompson

Green Genie Special Thanks : 12 Gates Brewing Company, Beltline Brewery and Kitchen, Buffalo Distilling Co., Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, Lockhouse Distillery and Bar, Harley Alhart, Pepsi Bottling Corp., Wilcro


The KEVIN GUEST HOUSE STORY Kevin Guest House is America’s first independent healthcare hospitality house. Since 1972, we have provided a comfortable and supportive home-away-from-home for patients and families traveling to receive state of the art health care and treatment in Buffalo area hospitals and medical centers. Three homes, comprising eleven bedrooms, five bathrooms and various dining and living common areas, provide sanctuary for those in need of affordable shelter during medical crises. Over 56,000 guests have stayed at Kevin Guest House since its inception, mostly originating from Western New York, but also including guests from 49 states, Canada, and eleven other countries. Kevin Guest House was founded by Claudia and Cyril Garvey, whose son, Kevin Garvey, passed away in January 1972 at the age of 13 after an eighteen month fight against leukemia. During his treatment at Roswell Park Memorial Hospital, the Garveys became aware of many other families, traveling for the care of a child, that were unable to find affordable lodging. Shortly before Kevin’s death, Mr. and Mrs. Garvey purchased the property located at 782 Ellicott Street, formed a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and with the help of Roswell Park, renovated the house with the support of volunteers and donations from the community. Kevin Guest House welcomed their first guest on July 26, 1972; just six months after Kevin lost his battle. In addition to our main house, we offer four transplant recovery apartments, the only of their kind in Buffalo, for patients and their caregivers. These fully functional apartments allow blood & marrow and other transplant patients an environmentally safe place to recover that is within the required distance to their medical facility. In many cases these patients are required to stay 100 days or more within 30 minutes of their medical facility for monitoring and testing. With the help of our generous community of donors and supporters, we are able to continue our mission of serving those in need.


Schedule of Events 6:00 PM BITES & BREWS BEGINS

J Flying Bison, FIFCO USA, and 12 Gates breweries J T  astings from Buffalo Distilling Co., Lockhouse Distillery and Bar, and Beltline Brewery & Kitchen

J B  ites & Brews Raffle: Enter for a chance to win one

of three great prizes including: 1. Buffalo By Night: $100 to SoHo, Overnight at the Hilton Garden Inn Downtown Buffalo, BPO vouchers 2. Beer & BBQ: Flying Bison Brewing Company tour, BBQ party for 15, Buffalo Distilling Co. tour for 10 2. H  ockey Night: Pair of club-level tickets for Sabres vs. Leafs on March 20, parking, Labatt Tasting Room Tour, Labatt House gift cards

6:00 - 8:30 PM  Music by Zak Ward

6:30 - 8:30 PM Time for Bites

Food from Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, Ru’s Pierogi, Lloyd Catering, Salvatore’s Italian Gardens, Protocol, Curly’s Grille, Hertel Ave. Poutine & Cream.

8 PM Welcome to the Event!

Pam Chrzanowski, Development Director Amy Moritz, Sr. Development Associate

8 - 10 PM DJ Tim Gardner

9 PM Raffle & Split Club Drawings 10:30 PM Event Ends – Thank you for your support!

Kevin Guest House 2019 CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Monday, July 8 Celebrity Golf Classic with Nine & Wine Tournament – Glen Oak Golf Course

Thursday, July 25 KGH Anniversary Celebration – Kevin Guest House Campus Friday, Nov. 8 Affaire of the Heart – Buffalo Club Visit for more information |4|

Comprehensive. Proactive. Accessible.


Bites & Brews and

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Our Team Board of Directors 2019 President Jamie Scotland, Community Volunteer Vice President Jennifer Mergl, M&T Bank

Kevin Guest House Staff

Secretary William Turkovich, Hodgson Russ

Lynsey Zimdahl Weaver Executive Director

Treasurer Douglas Muth, Lumsden-McCormick, LLP

Pamela Chrzanowski Development Director


Mark Brown, Buffalo Lodging Karen Cummings, Northwest Bank Tom Garvey, Garvey Family Representative Timothy Kucinski, Phillips Lytle Robert Marinucci, Community Volunteer Marc Martis, Rich Products Amy Nagy, Sinatra & Co. Richard Schott, Community Volunteer Steffane Smith, Key Private Bank Christina Tobin, Mercy Hospital of Buffalo Matthew Whitehead, Howard Hanna Real Estate

Amy Moritz Senior Development Associate

B&B Committee

Cindy Chachulski Housekeeper

Cathleen Allen House Manager & Volunteer Coordinator Jeffrey Davis House and Grounds Manager RoseMarie Holston Resident Manager

Jim Bandoblu, Chair Emilie Rosenbluth, Co-Chair Angela Dowdell Kevin Durawa Bob Marinucci Brooke Smith Odochi Uwazurike

Emma Balkin, Diane Cosentino, Linda Falcone, Robyn Taylor & Christina Weber Weekend Relief Coordinators


Proud Sponsors of

Kevin Guest House The warmth, hospitality and safe, secure atmosphere this house offers respite of patients, outpatients and their loved ones is second to none.

Thank You for helping our community.

Proud to support the patients and families at Kevin Guest House.

OUR WISH IS to free our world from the fear, pain and loss due to cancer — one act of compassion, one breakthrough discovery, one life-changing therapy at a time — until cancer is gone. We are proud to join you in the fight to keep Western New York a healthy community.

To learn more, please visit, or call

1-800-ROSWELL (1-800-767-9355)



Finding comfort amid the crisis JOYCE LAWSON

She walked into the house with big “hellos” for everyone. Not that Joyce Lawson particularly wanted to be back at Kevin Guest House. A return to the grand Victorian on Ellicott Street meant that her husband, Craig, was back at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center facing more complications from his treatment for bladder cancer. But if she had to be back in Buffalo, if she had to deal medical complications, she was at least in a place that felt like home. “When I came back and walked in the door, someone greeted me by my first name and said, ‘Oh, come on in, Joyce.’ In this huge complex of 17,000 workers among the complex of three hospitals, it’s amazing that people know your name and make you feel so welcomed,” she said. “It really is just such a wonderful thing that the parents of Kevin did and started back in 1972.” The couple from Norwich, N.Y., outside of Binghamton, came to Buffalo seeking a second opinion after Craig was diagnosed with bladder cancer. “When we heard it for the first time in Binghamton, it was all at once,” Joyce said. “He has bladder cancer. He needs to have his bladder removed. All in one day within 10 minutes. That was a lot. We had heard about Roswell from friends of many years ago. I just felt the reputation out here was excellent. We thought this was the place to come. “It’s just such an amazing opportunity for people to have this oasis among all the concerns and the stress of other things that are going on in one’s life,” she said. “This is a place, it’s so much better than a hotel room because you have the interaction of people that are going through similar experiences or you learn that the things you’re going through aren’t half as bad as what somebody else is going through.”


Time to think spring! They say that April showers bring May flowers, but we’re ready for some color already! Order your flowers to welcome spring right into your home! Our selection includes: Primrose, Daffodil, Easter Lilies, Spring Mums, Gerbera Daisy, Tulips, Hyacinth, Calla Lilies, and Hydrangea.

Pre-order by going online at or visit one of our site sales: Roswell Park CCC April 9, 10, 16, 17 from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oishei Children’s Hospital April 16 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Larkin at Exchange April 17 and 18, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

KGH Celebrity Golf Classic and Nine & Wine Monday July 8, 2019

Glen Oak Golf Course | East Amherst, NY

NINE & WINE: 8:30 am Shotgun Start Putting Contest with Kevyn Adams 11:30am Lunch & Wine Tasting Basket Raffle & a chance to win a Bucket of Cheer! 18 HOLE CELEBRITY TOURNAMENT: 10:30am Registration & Buffet Lunch 12:00pm Shotgun Start/Scramble Format Dinner, Contest Prizes & Auctions following golf Chance to win a Lottery Tree or Gift Card Tree!

Sponsorships available from $500 to $2,500. Contact Pam at or 716-882-1818 to reserve your sponsorship.


Special Thanks 12 Gates Brewing Company The Admiral Room at the Marin Harley Alhart Hillary Banas Beltline Brewery & Kitchen Buffalo Distilling Co. FIFCO, USA Flying Bison Tim Gardner Lockhouse Distillery and Bar Morgan Services Pepsi Bottling Corp Zak Ward

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