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Ongoing, "We Climb for Kids" takes Mt. Kilimanjaro, Avid climbers Kristine and Ben Thompson are hoping to climb to the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro in support of Golisano Children's Hospital. With the climb in Feb. 2015 and a goal to raise a minimum of $5,000, the mother-son team is looking for your support! Funds raised will benefit the hospital's Jessica Stewart Olin Memorial Fund. Donate to the memorial fund today! Participate by visiting Eddie Bauer at Eastview Mall and, for a $2 donation, you can get a custom lip balm!  

Ongoing, Kako Beauty Fundraiser, Donate $1, or more, to Golisano Children's Hospital through Kako Cares Charity Program and receive a beauty product valued at up to $35. One product per person per month. 100 percent of the donations will go to Golisano Children's Hospital. Donate now.

Now to Aug. 14, Dairy Queen CMNH Balloon Campaign

Aug. 4, Kittelberger Golf Tournament, Sodus Bay Heights Golf Course. Registration starts at 11 a.m. with a noon shotgun start. Enjoy a day of golf for a great cause! This year's tournament costs $115 a person, for golf and dinner. Tickets for just dinner are $30. Please RSVP by July 1. Registration/Sponsorship form

Aug. 12, LPGA Wine Tasting Event to raise awareness for Birdies for Breast Cancer and Crosby's Fund, The Strathallan Rooftop, 550 East Ave., Rochester. The event, hosted by Cristie Kerr and her Napa Valley wine label Curvature, starts at 6 p.m. and tickets are $75 plus gratuity. Call Char Steak & Lounge at (585) 241-7100 to purchase tickets. Flyer

Aug. 14, Miracle Treat Day, Local Dairy Queens. Stop by an area Dairy Queen for a tasty and refreshing Blizzard treat and a portion of sales will benefit Golisano Children's Hospital.

Aug. 23, 10th annual Fairport Music and Food Festival, Lift Bridge Lane. See all that the village of Fairport has to offer with this exciting, family-friendly festival! Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. Children 12 and under get in free. For more information, visit To volunteer, call (585) 275-2268.

Aug. 25, Golisano Children's Hospital Golf Classic, Monroe County Country Club, Country Club of Rochester, and Oak Hill Country Club. Registration and lunch are from 11 a.m. to noon, with a 12:15 p.m. shotgun start. Take part in the biggest golf event the children's hospital has to offer while supporting a great cause! For hole sponsorships and ticket information, contact Betsy Findlay at (585) 273-5933.

Aug. 25, 17th annual Kauffman Golf Tournament, Mendon Country Club. Registration is from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Enjoy lunch, followed by a 12:30 p.m. shotgun start. $150 per person. For more information, call Ed Kauffman at (585) 233-1502 or email him at

Sept. 6, An Evening with Heart Works, Temple Beth Zion, 805 Delaware Ave., Buffalo, Specific time TBD. Your contribution during the black-tie event will support cardiology patients in the Pediatric Cardiology Intensive Care Unit. Funds raised from the night will go toward purchasing a child-size ECMO machine, as well as additional training for nurses and doctors. 

Sept. 27, Run for the GOLD 5k Run/Walk hosted by the Michael Napoleone Memorial Foundation, Wolcott Street Tennis Courts, LeRoy. Registration begins at 8 a.m. with the race starting at 9 a.m. Register at or visit

Oct. 11, Genesee Valley Hunt Races, Nations Road, Geneseo, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This year's hunt races mark the 86th running of the Genesee Valley Hunt Cup. Get ready for a day of steeplechase races and family fun! Advance sale tickets, parking passes, club house passes, and tickets can be purchased here. Pre-sale tickets are also available at area Wegmans. A portion of proceeds benefits Golisano Children's Hospital. 

Oct. 18, Golisano Children's Hospital Gala, Rochester Riverside Convention Center, 6 p.m. This year's event features live entertainment from international recording artists Kool & the Gang! The evening will also include a cocktail hour, a shortened program with a live and silent auction, and more! Honoray Chairs are Mike and Judy Goonan. For tickets and sponsorship opportunities, please contact Betsy Findlay at (585) 273-5933. 

Nov. 1, TNT Explosion, 60 Browns Race, High Falls, 6 to 11 p.m. Enjoy raffles, a Chinese and silent auction, grazing stations, beer and wine tasting, and more. The third annual event is $40 per person and benefits Golisano Children's Hospital. For more information, contact Jennifer Bush at or (585) 314-3014 or visit the TNT Memorial website

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