Hospice Buffalo will be welcoming spring along with all Erie County First Niagara branches March 5-8 with the 28th Annual Hospice Buffalo Spring Bouquet Sale™.

Thousands of fresh flower bouquets will be available for $8 to support Hospice care. First Niagara will have the Hospice bouquets as well as select Dunkin' Donuts and Wendy’s locations, local participating florists, hospitals, the Hospice Mitchell Campus in Cheektowaga, public buildings and area businesses in Erie County.

“First Niagara is committed to supporting organizations that are making a difference in Western New York, and we are proud to partner with Hospice,” said Buford Sears, First Niagara Western New York Market Executive and Hospice Board Member, Emeritus. “Hospice is improving the quality of life for patients with serious illnesses and providing the guidance, hope and emotional support those patients and their families need. The compassion they share is often the best medicine of all.”

The beautiful mixed bouquets of roses, asters, other fresh flowers and greens are long-lasting – and are sure to put the feeling of spring in the air! During March 5-8, Dunkin' Donuts locations in Erie County will offer a $1 Flower Power boston creme donut with all proceeds to benefit Hospice Buffalo. On Sat. March 8, customers can purchase their Hospice Bouquet at local florists. Bouquet sale sites are listed at

Proceeds from the Spring Bouquet Sale benefit the Hospice Foundation, supporting Hospice Buffalo, Essential Care for Children, and other agencies of The Center for Hospice & Palliative Care. These agencies are dedicated to the care and support of individuals with a serious or end of life illness.

Presented by First Niagara and founded by the Professional Florists of WNY, the Hospice Buffalo Spring Bouquet Sale™ is the largest community-wide fundraiser for the Hospice Foundation. More than 450 companies and schools as well as more than 600 community volunteers assist with the sale. Since its inception, the Bouquet Sale has raised more than $4.4 million to support Hospice care for Erie County patients and families.

For more information on bouquet sale locations, go on-line at or call the Hospice Foundation at (716) 686-8090.

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