Kevin Guest House Celebrates 47 Year Anniversary


Heart Award honorees will be celebrated for their outstanding generosity


Date: Thursday, July 25, 2019


Time: 5:30 p.m. Press Conference


Where: Kevin Guest House, 782 Ellicott Street, Buffalo


What:  Kevin Guest House is celebrating 47 years of providing compassionate guest care to patients and their families visiting Buffalo area hospitals for medical care. Representatives from Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center, Buffalo General Medical Center and Gates Vascular Institute will be joining members of the founding Garvey family to mark the opening of America’s first healthcare hospitality house. Heart Award winners Kevyn Adams of Harborcenter, along with his parents Ken and Diane Adams who have served Kevin Guest House for more than 20 years, and People, Inc. staff and volunteers, who visit us daily to tidy the house while practicing life skills, will be celebrated for their outstanding generosity.


Who: Tom Garvey, Founding Family Member

Lynsey Zimdahl Weaver, Executive Director, Kevin Guest House

Shirley Johnson, Senior Vice President, Chief Clinical Operations Office, Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Institute

Chris Lane, President, Buffalo General Medical Center and Gates Vascular Institute

Gerald Halligan, Author, Kevin Guest House

Kevyn Adams, General Manager, Harborcenter, Director, Academy of Hockey

People Inc., represented by Kelly McEachon


Kevin Guest House, America’s first independent healthcare hospitality house, was founded by Claudia & Cyril Garvey in 1972 following the passing of their 13-year-old son Kevin after an 18-month fight against leukemia.  Serving more than 56,000 guests since opening, Kevin Guest House provides a comfortable and supportive home away from home for patients and their families traveling to Buffalo for medical care. To learn more about Kevin Guest House and their plans for expansion visit 


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