Benefit Set For Matt Hoffower – As the Dad & Husband Fights Stage Four Melanoma

October 6, 2018

Written By

Mary Friona Celani

A local dad is in the fight of his life – against cancer.  Matt Hoffower was recently diagnosed with stage 4 metastatic melanoma cancer. Matt, a 1997 graduate of Iroquois High School, member of IBEW local 41 in Buffalo, loving husband and father of 3, needs your help.

Friends say Matt is a wonderful man – who always puts others first. He is a family man, always there for his wife and children.

This family is going through the most difficult time of their lives and could use some help from the community they love.

Your generous donation will help the family with medical bills and accruing expenses during this difficult time. Friends are putting on a benefit to raise money to offset the family’s expenses, allowing them to focus on Matt and his health.

WHAT: Benefit for the Hoffower Family

WHEN: October 27, 2018 from 2-8 p.m.

WHERE: Jamison Road Fire Hall, 1071 Jamison Road, Elma

TICKETS: $20 includes food, beverages and entry. Tickets can be purchased at Matty’s Bar on Bowen Road in Elma or you can contact Lori at 716-628-5534.

You can also help by donating online to the family paypal at



About Me

Welcome to Totally Buffalo! My name is Mary Friona-Celani and I am the creator of this site! After spending 20 years in the Buffalo media, I moved on to focus on my beautiful family. Now, the time has come for a new project. I was ready for something new. Something mine.
I am born and raised in WNY and my pride runs deep. My husband, Scott and I are very happy to be raising our four daughters here.






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