B&L Wholesale Shows Commitment to Children – Yet Again!
B&L Wholesale Supply and its owners, Don Tomeny, Art Finocchario and Bob Latour, have, again, stepped up to help meet the needs of our region’s children and families by pledging $500,000 toward a child and family friendly PET-MRI suite in the new Golisano Children’s Hospital.
Once fully funded, the new suite will feature a revolutionary imaging machine that is available in only a handful of hospitals across the country. The PET-MRI machine performs positron-emission tomography (PET) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans, producing more detailed images than either technique alone. It will help oncologists better and more quickly diagnose cancer in children and will open up future possibilities for determining which cancer therapy is the most effective for each child. It will greatly aid in diagnosis of neurological diseases and in pinpointing epileptic foci, making more minimally invasive treatment techniques possible. Not only will that give pediatric oncologists and surgeons more information than they’ve ever had before, it will mean that children can have one scan instead of two, potentially reducing radiation exposure.
“Our friends at B&L Wholesale continue to amaze us with their generosity and their progressive thinking about how they can best help our region’s children now and into the future,” Waldman said.
B&L Wholesale, which distributes residential roofing, siding, windows, doors, decking, veneer stone and commercial roofing and has the largest inventory and delivery fleet in the Finger Lakes region, has a long history of giving to Golisano Children’s Hospital, dating back to its first Charity Golf Tournament in 1995, when it raised $3,000. This year, the 18th annual tournament raised an amazing $141,385 and sold out at three courses, bringing the company’s giving total to about $1.2 million. B&L has given the hospital funding for many pieces of needed equipment, such as a 3D ultrasound and neonatal beds for babies who have undergone open-heart surgery. It supported the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, naming a room; the Pediatric Surgical Suite, naming the Post-Anesthesia Care Unit; and B&L was the lead supporter for the expansion and relocation of the Pediatric Outpatient Treatment Center, giving $250,000. It has also, generously, supported the social work fund, which helps hospital families in financial need.
But it’s not just the company that gives. Tomeny, Finaocchario and LaTour teamed up at the 24th annual Children’s Hospital Gala last fall to personally pledge $100,000 toward equipment in two of the new hospital’s private neonatal rooms, after being moved by Miracle Kid Grace Esposito’s story.
To find out how you can support the PET-MRI Suite or any other part of the new Golisano Children’s Hospital, please call (585) 273-5948.
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