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.
Aug. 22 and 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! The celebration kicks off at 5 p.m. Friday and will continue from noon to 10 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. Children 12 and under get in free. For more information, visit www.fairportmusicfestival.com. To volunteer, call (585) 275-2268.
Aug. 23, Biking for Kids, Rochester to Ohio, Bob Kirby and Joe Petralia are biking 600 miles from Rochester to Cincinnati in support of Golisano Children's Hospital. Support their ride by donating to their giving page.
Aug. 23, Jam at the Ridge, 8101 Conlon Road, LeRoy, Enjoy live music while supporting the children's hospital! Gates open at 4 p.m. and musical guests include Phil Vassar, The Morgan Twins from The Voice, and Bonnie and the Clan. For tickets, go to the Jam at the Ridge website or call (585) 768-4883.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Event flyer
Aug. 31, The Roc Boxing Million Pound Lift to benefit Golisano Children's Hospital. The event runs from 2 to 6 p.m. in Mario's Parking lot, 2740 Monroe Ave., and aims to lift 1,000,000 pounds of kettlebells while raising money for the new Golisano Children's Hospital. To register or volunteer, call Roc Boxing at (585) 254-3280.
Sept. 6, An Evening with Heart Works, Temple Beth Zion, 805 Delaware Ave., Buffalo, 7 to 11 p.m. Your contribution during the 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. 10, Miracle Jeans Day, Celebrate Miracle Jeans Day by dressing down and wearing jeans for kids! Get it approved with your employer and encourage your friends and coworkers to register, either individually or with a team, and raise money for Golisano Children's Hospital! Learn more about the different ways you can participate on the Miracle Jeans Day website!
Sept. 17, Yoga for a Cause with Crosby's Fund, 6 p.m., 550 East Ave., The Roof Deck at the Strathallan Hotel. Support neuroblastoma pediatric cancer research while enjoying a relaxing 75 minute yoga session, followed by drinks, appetizers, a silent auction and raffle. Tickets are $50 and can be purchased online. Tickets will also be available at the door, if space allows.
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 www.active.com or visit www.michaelshope.org.
Sept. 27, Dart Toss Charity Event, Shooters Sports Bar and Grill, 1226 Fairport Road (Corner of Baird and 31F), 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Enjoy a few games of darts, live music, food, prizes and giveaways in support of the children's hospital! 50/50 raffle tickets on sale now. For more information, call (585) 385-9777.
Oct. 4, Young ROC Roadeo: Free Safe Driving Awareness Event, Frontier Field VIP Lot, 1 Platt Street, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Teens and young adults are invited to take part in this awareness event and will learn about car maintenance, what to do in a crash, how to share the road with bicyclists, and more! Participants can partake in a Battle of the Belts competition, experience a rollover crash simulator, and see what it's like to see out of a tractor trailer, among other interactive activities. For more information, contact Karen Knauf at Karen_Knauf@urmc.rochester.edu or call (585) 463-2957. YRR Sponsor Form / YRR Vendor Form / YRR Event Flyer
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 email@example.com or (585) 314-3014 or visit the TNT Memorial website.