Headway of WNY, Inc.

A support and advocacy agency
for individuals with brain injuries,
disabilities and seniors.

Headway of WNY, an affiliate of People Inc., hosted “The Roaring Twenties,” on Thursday, May 16! The special event was held at The Atrium @ Rich’s in Buffalo. It was a lively night of comradery and fun and many guests arrived dressed as flappers, gangsters and silent screen stars! 

This 1920s-themed event featured live jazz music with the Bobby Militello Quartet, basket raffle, silent auction, food stations, two hour open bar, costume contest and more!

Thank you Sponsors!

The T.S. Eliot: Corporate Sponsor:

The Landwehr Family

The T.S. Irving Berlin: Music Sponsor:


Dr. Gregory J. Castiglia, U.B. Neurosurgery

Mr. Paul DiVito

The Ernest Hemmingway: Food and Drink Sponsor:

Buffalo Home Care, Inc.

Sarah Denio and Family

Erie and Niagara Insurance Association

Rich Products Corporation

The Gertrude Stein: Friend Sponsor

Jeff and Trudy Sanderson

Michael E. Merhige, M.D., Cardiology

Regent Contracting Corporation

The Zelda Fitzgerald: Volunteer Sponsor

Mark Reed and Family, Buffalo Fire Department

Tim and Wendy Winterhalter

All event proceeds benefit Headway of WNY to ensure that people in Western New York with brain injuries and other disabilities have access to advocacy, resources and support systems to enable them to live as independently as possible. We seek to educate the community about the causes, consequences and means of prevention of brain injury.







Many thanks to all sponsors, donors, guests, members, volunteers, colleagues and friends. With your support, we are we able to continue to ensure that individuals in WNY have access to advocacy, resources and support systems to live as independently as possible.


Thank you for your generosity and support!

Headway's annual spring gala is held each year during the month of May and is the agency's largest fundraiser.

Watch for 2020 date!

Thank you to all who helped make the 2018 Carnevale spring gala a great success!

Spring Carnevale Program

Headway's 19th Annual Gala

Spring Carnevale

Was held on Thursday, May 17, 2018

6 - 9 p.m.

Atrium @ Rich's

Thank you Sponsors!


The Landwehr Family


Paul DiVito

Erie County Medical Center



The Denio Family

Elmwood Health Center

Erie & Niagara Insurance Association

Feroleto Law

Rich Products Corporation


Mark & Nancy Reed

Jeff & Trudy Sanderson

Chris Van Veghten & Elisabeth Mann

All proceeds from the annual spring gala benefit Headway of WNY, Inc., an affiliate of People Inc.






Thank you for your generosity and support!

Headway's Spring Gala is held each year during the month of May and is our main fundraiser. 

Thank you to all who joined us and supported Headway's

8th Annual Fall Fundraiser 

 Friday, October 13, 2017

Headway's Haunted Helmet Ride & Walk

Parkside Lodge and Ring Road

Delaware Park, Buffalo, NY

5:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Thank you Sponsors!

Presenting Sponsor:


Presenting Sponsor:


Co-Presenting Sponsor:

Mark Reed and Family, Buffalo Fire

Prevention Sponsor:


Partnering Company:

Bandbox, LLC Helmets


Informational Event Flyer Here!

This was a family friendly fundraising event designed to raise awareness about traumatic brain injury (TBI), encourage helmet use, safety and brain injury prevention.

Thank you to all who joined us for an evening walk or bicycle ride around Ring Road in Delaware Park featuring helmets and costumes. The event began at Parkside Lodge and ended there with a Halloween themed reception complete with food/drink, music, games, prizes and raffles.

Participants were encouraged to wear stylish helmets or dress up helmets in coordination with their costumes.

Bikes and all wheelchairs were welcomed

No motorized vehicles

Thank you!

All Proceeds from this event benefit Headway of WNY's Mission

Past Events:

Thank you to all who participated in Headway's 18th annual spring gala:

Unite & Move Forward at The Atrium


Held at Rich's Atrium on May 18, 2017

We're so grateful for your support!

Special thanks to our extraordinary Sponsors:

Need, $2,500

The Landwehr Family

Initiative, $1,250

Health Force

Trust, $1,000

All Metro Health Care

Endurance, $500


The Denio Family

Erie and Niagara Insurance Association

Feroleto Law

Interim Health Care

Schofield Care

Additional specific thanks to the following organizations:

Aftercare Nursing Services

Venture Forthe

People Inc.

And to all other organizations, groups and individuals that donated gifts-in-kind, purchased tickets, or contributed in a variety of other ways to make this year's event a great success. 

Thank you for your generous support of our Mission!





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