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First responders to raise money outside Ralph Sunday

First responders will be out in force outside Ralph Wilson Stadium on Sunday raising money for Erie County Medical Center and Women and Children’s Hospital.

Uniformed representatives of 30 agencies will be “passing the boot” in stadium parking lots to raise money for the region’s trauma centers starting at 9 a.m. Donors will be given a special thank-you gift from the Buffalo Bills and the two hospitals.

Two area trauma patients will present the game ball prior to kickoff and have the chance to come face to face with the emergency responders who helped save their lives earlier this year.

First responders will be honored on the field during pregame ceremonies before the Bills face the Dallas Cowboys.

Donations may also be made by texting TRAUMA to 41444.