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Patricia Allen Fund

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The Patricia Allen Fund

In support of Josh’s grandmother, fans began donating in $17 increments to Oishei Children’s Hospital (OCH), a cause close to the quarterback’s heart. Donations quickly surpassed milestone amounts within the first week. By the end of 2020, the amount surpassed $1 million and the story was shared throughout the national media, reaching over half a billion impressions. Donations spanned the world, coming from all 50 states and 10 different countries.

In order to most efficiently use the funds generously gifted by the 30,000+ donors, OCH established the Patricia Allen Fund (PAF) with input from Josh Allen and his family in December of 2020. Furthermore, Team 17, donors dedicated to donating $17 or more a month to the PAF, was established and continues to expand and gain new members.

PAF Timeline

November 2020

Donations start pouring in to OCH in honor of Josh Allen’s grandmother, Patricia Allen.

December 2020

Patricia Allen Fund officially established; PAF surpasses $1 million in donations with $217,000 gift from Western New York native, Sue McCollum.

May 2021

The PAF holds the first annual 117 Holes FOR Children’s Golf Marathon.

September 2021

The Buffalo Bills, Fisher-Price and Wegmans team up to make “Little People Let’s Go Buffalo!” Figure sets with 100% of the proceeds for OCH. In total, the sets raised $700,000 for OCH!

November 2021

The Patricia Allen Pediatric Recovery Wing is unveiled at OCH.

February 2022

After a heartbreaking loss against the Chiefs in the playoffs, over 17,000 Kansas City fans opened their hearts and made a $13 donation to OCH. Nearly $500,000 was donated!

April 2022

Josh Allen teams up with Cash App in the Bitcoin Quarterback Challenge. Josh won, raising $700,000 for OCH!

October 2022

West Herr Auto Group makes the single largest gift to the Patricia Allen Fund: $2,000,017. The West Herr Campus Crossway is established on the second floor of OCH.

March 2023

Crosby’s presents the proceeds from their recent campaign to the Patricia Allen Fund – over $86,000!

May 2023

OCH unveils ‘The Fisher-Price Little People Pediatric Recovery Wing’ on the tenth floor to commemorate Fisher-Price’s support of the hospital and the positive impact of the Little People sets.

June 2023

EA SPORTS™ announces that Josh Allen will be featured on the cover of EA Madden NFL 24! To celebrate, EA SPORTS™ donates $10,000 to the Patricia Allen Fund.

October 2023

Patients and family members welcome the reimagined ‘Madden Cruiser’ from EA SPORTS ™ to the hospital. The bus featured gaming stations with Madden NFL 24, giveaways and special visits from former Buffalo Bills players.

Team 17 logo

Join Team 17 by signing up to make a monthly, recurring gift of $17 to the Patricia Allen Fund. Your gift will immediately start benefiting kids at OCH. Plus, in return, you will get a limited-edition Josh Allen Team 17 t-shirt.

By being on Josh’s team, you are making a direct impact on babies, kids and families in need of the most crucial care at OCH. All gifts to the Patricia Allen Fund directly support the Critical Care Team at OCH and their life-saving work in the emergency room, trauma department, intensive care units and beyond.

For Caleb graphic

When Caleb was little, he had difficulty moving around. He just couldn’t walk on his own, no matter how hard he tried. And when Caleb’s younger brother began to achieve milestones that Caleb had not, the family came to Oishei Children’s Hospital to find answers. At OCH, Caleb was diagnosed with cerebral palsy and ataxia. Here physicians were able to perform a spinal surgery on Caleb that brought increased mobility to his legs.

And before he left OCH, Caleb was able to stand unassisted.