Registration open for Alden 5K Race

Registration is now open for the eighth annual Alden 5K Race for Scholarships on May 31.

A Kids Fun Run kicks off the event at 5 p.m. that day and the race starts at 6:30 p.m. in front of Alden High School, 13190 Park St., Alden, and finishes in Alden Town Park.

New this year, $250 in prizes will be awarded to the top male and top female finishers, and additional awards will be presented to the top three finishers in different age groups. A post-race Party in the Park will wrap up the event and include live music, food, drinks, a basket raffle, 50/50 split and an awards ceremony.

Proceeds will benefit the Alden Community Scholarship Foundation. Those interested in the event should contact race co-director Jenna Ziegler at or visit the race website at

Pediatric health is focus of joint program

Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo and Roswell Park Cancer Institute recently announced the first step toward building a physician-led, unified pediatric hematology-oncology program in the new John R. Oishei Children’s Hospital.

For more than 40 years, the two health care systems have operated the pediatric hematology-oncology service for the Western New York region, with separate and complementary services offered at each hospital. With planning for the new children’s hospital under way, Roswell Park Cancer Institute and Women & Children’s Hospital, a Kaleida Health facility, have initiated a physician-led planning process to develop a single center of excellence for pediatric inpatient/outpatient services.

The future hospital will be located at Ellicott and High streets on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus.

Compiled from News and wire services