Stroll for Strong Kids Walk and 5K Run
More than 7,000 Golisano Children's Hospital supporters filled Genesee Valley Park May 31 for the 18th annual Stroll for Strong Kids Walk and 5K Run. The Peace, Love and Healing-themed event raised a groovy record-breaking total of $445,000 for the region's only children's hospital - and you can still donate online until June 30!
It was a beautiful day filled with wonderful people, including hundreds of teams, as well as individuals, decked out in colorful t-shirts, many honoring a special person or division of the children's hospital.
"The Stroll is all about the stories," said Stephanie Sheets, associate director of community affairs at UR Medicine's Golisano Children's Hospital. "The passion and dedication people put into the event, whether they are participating individually or creating a team, and the overall recruitment of participants and fundraising, truly demonstrates how much the children's hospital and its staff mean to so many."
After working up an appetite from the 5K and walk, participants munched on kettle corn from KP's Kettle Corn and Concessions, and had lunch from long-time Stroll supporters Subway and Zweigle's. Abbott's Frozen Custard, presenting sponsor of the event for the last three years, provided a tasty treat for dessert. Family-friendly activities, including carnival games, over a dozen bounce houses, a photo booth, a dunk tank, and much more went on until the event wrapped up at 1 p.m.
2014 Stroll for Strong Kids Walk Photos
2014 Stroll for Strong Kids 5K Photos
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Watch 13Wham's coverage of this year's event and hear how Jennifer Johnson, her family, the news team, and all supporters of her daugter, 2012 Miracle Kid "Amazing Grace," continue to honor her memory.
Visit our calendar of events for details about other upcoming events and save the date for next year's Stroll for Strong Kids on May 30!