Everybody’s Column – The Buffalo News – August 31, 2011
Nice to see politicians involved in good cause
I attended the Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis walk in Delaware Park on Aug. 6, and I must say it was a great turnout for a great cause. However, one thing that stood out to me was the lack of local elected officials. The only representative I did see there was Sen. Mark Grisanti from Buffalo. He was walking with his family to support ALS. I even had a chance to meet and talk with him and I could grasp from our conversation that he was very interested in charitable work and has genuine concern for the people.
It is refreshing to see that all politicians are not out for themselves, and that some take time out of their very busy schedules to support such a great cause. I wish more public officials would follow Grisanti’s lead, and not show up only for ribbon cuttings and groundbreaking ceremonies.