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Amanda Hansen Foundation to be honored by Buffalo Sabres 

Jan 5, 2016 | Sports Scene

The Amanda Hansen Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that supplies CO detectors to those that cannot afford them, will be honored throughout the month of January by the Buffalo Sabres Green Team.

“I can’t tell you how thankful I am that the Buffalo Sabres will be honoring our daughter Amanda,” said Ken Hansen, president of the Amanda Hansen Foundation. “She was such a special young lady with a beautiful heart and soul and to have her memory honored … I’m speechless.” Ken and Kim Hansen lost their only daughter Amanda in 2009 after she slept over a friend’s house that had high levels of carbon monoxide in the home.

“I didn’t have to lose my daughter. This tragedy could have been prevented. That’s why we have made it our mission to see that no one loses a loved one again to this silent killer,” said Ken Hansen. “All it takes is a working CO detector in the home to save a life.” 

The Buffalo Sabres will be honoring the foundation at their home game on Saturday, Jan. 16. They are asking fans to purchase a CO detector and then bring it with them to the game to donate to the foundation. If you cannot attend the game and would still like to make a donation, you may drop off CO detectors at Assemblyman Michael Kearns’ office, 1074 Union Road, West Seneca. 

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