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9th Annual Gateway to Healing

Saturday, May 4, 2019 from 7-9pm at Paley Studios, 1677 Lyell Avenue, Suite A, Rochester, NY Number of tickets 1 Ticket $100.00 U...

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7th Annual Gateway to Healing

Saturday, April 29, 2017 from 7-9pm at Paley Studios, 1677 Lyell Avenue, Suite A, Rochester, NY

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Imagine being a child who has been burned. A burn is one of the most painful injuries a person can endure... especially for children. Renowned artist and sculptor, Albert Paley knows too well the pain and suffering of surviving a traumatic burn. 

On July 26, 2002, Paley, 30 feet in the air, was cutting a piece of metal with a blowtorch when a gas line burst engulfing him in flames. He was rushed to Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester with third degree burns over 30% of his body. 

I came close to dying and was put on life support. After a month in the Burn Unit and two operations for skin grafts I came home to begin the arduous process of physical therapy accompanied by several other minor surgeries. It was a long road to healing. 

The experience was humbling and the journey life changing. It made Albert and his wife, Frances, realize the importance of helping the victims and families who have endured the painful physical and psychological suffering of burn injury treatment. 

On April 29, 2017, from 7 to 9pm, Albert Paley will join the Finger Lakes Regional Burn Association (FLRBA) in presenting the 7th Annual Finger Lakes Region Gateway to Healing Art Showcase and Auction featuring the works of Albert Paley!  Proceeds will benefit the Burn Association’s programs and services including the annual FLRBA’s Children’s Burn Camp.

Incorporated in 1989, and celebrating more than 28 years of service to the community, the Burn Association is the local 501(c) (3) nonprofit agency dedicated to reducing burn injuries and deaths in Western New York and the Finger Lakes Region. Donations and corporate sponsorships enable FLRBA to fund vital burn research and treatment, educate thousands of children and adults each year about fire and burn prevention, provide support services for young adult and adult burn survivors, and conduct FLRBA’s annual Children’s  Camp Courage for children recovering from severe burn injuries. 

The Gateway to Healing event will take place at the Paley Studios, Ltd, 1677 Lyell Avenue, Suite A, Rochester, NY. The event will highlight Albert Paley’s work and creative process and include a silent and live auction. Paley Studios Ltd. is contributing art pieces to the auction along with many other regional artists. The auction will also include jewelry, special weekend getaway packages, baskets of wines and other donated gift items. Jazz artist Dave Mancini (former drummer for Doc Severinsen, Maynard Ferguson and Chuck Mangione) will perform with his trio. The event will also feature culinary delights by Tasteful Connections and drink. An exclusive VIP reception for sponsors and other special guests will be hosted by Albert and Frances Paley prior to the main event of the evening.

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