The family and friends of Philip L. “Phil” Haberstro IV will honor the former executive director of the
Wellness Institute of Greater Buffalo on June 26, with a day of celebration and physical activity he would
Haberstro, who died Nov. 18, was part of the first graduating class at Cardinal O’Hara High
School and founder of the Wellness Institute, which promoted well-being across the region. He
led the effort to make Buffalo an All-America City, and for decades was a familiar organizer and
presence at community health fairs, health conferences and walks.
In his last few months, he reiterated his desire for two things: that others continue to keep the Wellness
Institute thriving as the legacy of his life’s work and support his beloved high school alma mater.
The events on Saturday, June 26 – centered at the high school at 39 O’Hara Road, Town of
Tonawanda – are designed to do just that.
Phil Haberstro Remembrance Day – Saturday, June 26
9:30 to 10 a.m.: Onsite registration; you also may register online at the Event Registration tab at
10 a.m.: 4-mile “Spirit of Phil” walk on the Tonawanda Rails-to-Trails pathway.
11:00 a.m.: Reception
Noon: Non-denominational spiritual ceremony, selected speakers
1 to 3:30 p.m.: Memorial reception to include food and beverages provided by family.
Please wear casual attire for all events
Feel free to attend any or all events. An online donation (of $30) is requested, though not required,
and will support the Wellness Institute and high school.
For more information, contact Jim Haberstro at firstname.lastname@example.org or 253-606-5833.