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University of Buffalo medical school students who run a free weekly health clinic hope the power of Buffalo’s sports teams and several small businesses can meet the fundraising challenges of the coronavirus pandemic.
Student volunteers run the Lighthouse Free Medical Clinic, which helps treat some of Buffalo’s most vulnerable patients. They raised $ 40,000 last February during an in-person fundraiser to help the cause, but that’s not possible this year.
Instead, they’ve started an online auction that runs until Friday at lighthousebuff.givesmart.com.
Several Buffalo Bills donated items, including footballs signed by Josh Allen and Zack Moss, helmets signed by Jerry Hughes and Tremaine Edmunds, and a wealth of Bills equipment. Buffalo Sabers defenseman Rasmus Dahlin autographed a hockey stick at auction.
A lakeside getaway, a ski weekend in Ellicottville, lunches, dinners, and hikes with UB teachers, plus dozens of other prizes are also included.
The Lighthouse Clinic offers free primary care to uninsured and underinsured people on Friday nights at the Community Health Center in Buffalo, 34 Benwood Ave., while providing medical students with the opportunity to work directly with patients.