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MEET THE SENIOR OF THE YEAR 2014


Meet the Senior of the Year 2014

Mitch Flynn exemplifies the characteristics of "positive aging" including energy, vitality, creativity, and compassion.  He is a life-long Buffalonian who attended Canisus High School and Georgetown University.  Today, at 64, Mitch is an advertising executive, neighborhood block club leader, avid cyclist, and family man, married for over 30 years to Ellen Goldstein.

The Ride for Roswell is an annual fundraising event in Buffalo which raises millions of dollars each year for cancer research and was founded by Mitch in 1996.  He is second in total individual fundraising for The Ride, raising more than $175,000.  Mitch is also on the board of GoBike Buffalo, has participated in Leadership Buffalo, and sat on two boards at the University of Buffalo Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership.