Teen Cancer Foundation Efforts to be Honored at Dinner

March 13, 2014

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Kaely Kwitek andDaemen College alumna Maggie DreyerKaely Kwitek and
Daemen College alumna Maggie Dreyer

AMHERST, N.Y. -- Kaely Kwitek and Daemen College alumna Maggie Dreyer of the Kaely's Kindness Foundation, which provides support to teens living with cancer, will be honored at the 2014 Daemen College Social Work Humanitarian Fund Dinner. The event will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. March 28 at Hotel @ the Lafayette in Buffalo. 

Diagnosed with cancer in 2012, Kwitek co-founded Kaely’s Kindness Foundation after recognizing a need for social, emotional and practical support for teen girls touched by cancer. She’s now majoring in business at the University of Albany. 

Dreyer, who received a bachelor’s degree in social work at Daemen, is Kwiteck’s mother and serves as board president of the Kaely’s Kindness Foundation. Director of community based services at GA Family Services, she is on the Daemen Social Work Advisory Board and is an adjunct professor. 

Current Daemen student Mackenzie Knihinicki, who benefited from Kaely's Kindness, will present the Humanitarian Award to Orchard Park residents Kwitek and Dreyer. 

In student honors, Daemen senior Kathryn Procknal will be acknowledged for being named Student of the Year by the National Association of Social Work New York State Western Division. The event will also include induction of students into the college’s Zeta Zeta Chapter of the Phi Alpha Honor Society in recognition of maintaining a cumulative 3.0 GPA and a social work GPA of 3.2.

Tickets are $35, which includes dinner and a $10 donation to the Humanitarian Fund. The event will also feature a silent auction, gift baskets and a gift card raffle.

For tickets and information, call 839-8515 or e-mail psiebold@daemen.edu.

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