For Immediate Release

August 16, 2021

Sarah Diina (ConnectLife) at 716.400.7249 /

Peter Cutler (ECMC) at 716-898-6505 /


Registration Opens for the 2nd Annual

Marcy Dandes Memorial Family Bike Ride & Walk

Registration is now open for the 2nd Annual Marcy Dandes Memorial Family Bike Ride & Walk, scheduled for Saturday, September 25 at Delaware Park.

This event is held in memory of Marcy Dandes who died suddenly in 2018. She was deeply engaged in the WNY community, a dedicated volunteer for ECMC and a passionate advocate of the Donate Life mission through ConnectLife. The Family Bike Ride & Walk will benefit both these organizations, and will continue Marcy’s legacy of giving across WNY for years to come.

The Family Bike Ride & Walk will include a kids’ bike rodeo, safety demonstrations, an Electra Townie Original 7D bike raffle, music, food and fun. Rich Products Corporation will serve as the Presenting Sponsor of the event.

The event opens at 8:30am and runs until noon. Cost is $25/adult, $10/children, $50 for a family four pack. Register today at


ABOUT ERIE COUNTY MEDICAL CENTER (ECMC) CORPORATION: The ECMC Corporation was established as a New York State Public Benefit Corporation and since 2004 has included an advanced academic medical center with 573 inpatient beds, on- and off-campus health centers, more than 30 outpatient specialty care services and Terrace View, a 390-bed long-term care facility. ECMC is Western New York’s only Level 1 Adult Trauma Center, as well as a regional center for burn care, behavioral health services, transplantation, medical oncology and head & neck cancer care, rehabilitation and a major teaching facility for the University at Buffalo. Most ECMC physicians, dentists and pharmacists are dedicated faculty members of the university and/or members of a private practice plan. More Western New York residents are choosing ECMC for exceptional patient care and patient experiences – the difference between healthcare and true care™. 

ABOUT CONNECTLIFE: ConnectLife helps people help others. As a federally designated not-for-profit organ procurement organization and community blood bank, we save and enhance lives through organ, eye, tissue and blood donations.

ConnectLife works to assist donor families, coordinate the donation process, and provide schools, businesses and community partners with the knowledge needed to make life-saving and life-enhancing decisions. We have routinely helped to secure higher rates of donation across our region than the national average.

The community blood center at ConnectLife is an integral part of the region’s medical community, providing the best blood products possible when hospitals are in need. We are able to react and quickly and efficiently provide blood needed to save someone's life. ConnectLife is the primary supplier of blood products to Kaleida Health, ECMC, Brooks-TLC Health Network, Eastern Niagara Hospital, Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, Olean General Hospital, Wyoming County Community Health System, and Bradford Regional Medical Center. This accounts for more than 75% of the blood needs in WNY.

ECMC 462 Grider Street  *  Buffalo, New York  *  14215  *  716-898-3000  *

ConnectLife 4444 Bryant & Stratton Way  *  Williamsville, New York  *  14221  *  716-529-4300  *

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