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Update on Anti-concussion Petition Drive

Update on Anti-concussion Petition Drive

Members of the New York State Bar Association, school board trustees, athletic directors and numerous local athletes are among those who have signed a petition asking New York Governor Andrew Cuomo to mandate anti-concussion ordinances at the local, regional and state level. The petition was created by Primordial Strength Inc. of East Aurora, in conjunction with the Sports Legacy Institute.

“We need more signatures from parents and student athletes who have experienced concussions,” said Steven Helmicki, president of Primordial Strength Inc. and a leader in the anti-concussion movement. “This is important legislation that can change the health and welfare of sports participants. We also need concerned individuals to contact their local representatives and urge them to support this petition drive.”

Individuals Asked to Share Their Personal Experiences with Brain Injury and Concussions

Individuals Asked to Share Their Personal Experiences with Brain Injury and Concussions

East Aurora-based fitness and training company Primordial Strength Inc. is asking anyone who has experienced the negative effects of a brain injury due to sports contact to e-mail their story to Primordial President Steven Helmicki at coachhelmicki@gmail.com. Their story will be featured on anticoncussion.com, a new website currently under development by Primordial Strength that will be fully dedicated to all issues related to concussions, brain injury, neck training, rehabilitation and more.

Petition Drive Directs Governor to Mandate Anti-concussion Ordinances

Petition Drive Directs Governor to Mandate Anti-concussion Ordinances

Primordial Strength Inc. of East Aurora, in conjunction with the Sports Legacy Institute, has created a petition drive asking New York Governor Andrew Cuomo to mandate anti-concussion ordinances at the local, regional and state level. 

“This is important legislation that can change the health and welfare of sports participants,” said Steven Helmicki, president of Primordial Strength Inc. and a leader in the anti-concussion movement.

Catholic Health Sponsors Free Program on Women and Heart Disease

Catholic Health Sponsors Free Program on Women and Heart Disease

Heart Disease is not just a “man’s disease.” It is the leading cause of death in women and responsible for more deaths than all forms of cancer combined.

Catholic Health will be sponsoring a free women’s health education program entitled, “Heart Health for Women,” on Wednesday, February 9 beginning at 6:00 p.m. in the Community Room at the OLV Senior Neighborhood located at 55 Melroy Avenue in Lackawanna.

Even though most people associate heart disease with men, it is a growing women’s health concern. Ginny Lyons, RN, women’s health specialist, will provide a female-focused overview of the risks, signs, symptoms and current treatment options for heart disease.

NEW Asthma Screening Program Kicks-Off At The Belle Center

NEW Asthma Screening Program Kicks-Off At The Belle Center

The Asthma Screening Program at The Belle Center kicked-off this week on MLK Day. (Sponsored in part by the New York State Department of Health, Office of Minority Health)  It addresses the high rates of Asthma in the Buffalo community by developing Asthma management strategies for children residing in Buffalo’s West Side through education, screening and at home assessments.

LAM Foundation to Present an ‘Evening of Hope’

LAM Foundation to Present an ‘Evening of Hope’

The Western New York Friends of the LAM Foundation is holding its sixth annual “Evening of Hope” event on Saturday, February 5, at Asbury Hall, 341 Delaware Ave., Buffalo. The purpose of the event is to raise funds to find a cure for Lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM), a progressive lung disease that primarily strikes women in the prime of their lives.