Doctors serve drinks to benefit Neonatal ICU

AMHERST, N.Y. (WIVB)- Doctors ditched the white coats for aprons, to help some of the youngest patients in western New York. Physicians from several area hospitals served up drinks Sunday at the Buffalo Brew Pub for the 20th annual “Dr. Andy’s Day for Kids.”

The tradition was started by two people including the late Dr. Andrew Gage.

Buffalo Brew Pub General Manager Keith Morgan said, “Dr. Andy was a friend of mine, and he wanted to tend bar, and we always said ‘your wife will never let you tend bar,’ and he said ‘If I do it for the babies, she’ll let me.’ Because he had six kids himself. And, so that’s how it all started, and when he passed away six years ago, I decided I had to carry it on in his name.”

“Dr. Andy’s Day” has raised more than $300,000 for the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Buffalo Sisters Hospital. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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