27th Annual Golisano Children's Hospital Gala More than 1,100 elegantly dressed children's hospital supporters made their way through tall palms, bongo drums, and a land of animal prints at the Joseph A. Floreano Rochester Riverside Convention Center as they gathered together for the jungle-themed 27th annual Golisano Children's Hospital Gala. Guests roared for sick and injured kids by raising more than $700,000 at the particularly special occasion, the last Gala before the new hospital opens its doors next summer. Save the date! Next year's Gala will be held Oct. 24, 2015. Event Details » The evening kicked off with cocktails and a silent auction at 6 p.m. and continued into the night with dinner, a shortened live auction, and an incredible performance by members of the Rochester City Ballet. A funky, energetic performance by international recording artists Kool & the Gang capped off the evening with the famous musical group singing “Jungle Boogie,” “Celebration,” “Get Down On It,” and more, to a crowded dance floor. In addition to “Jungle Boogie” coinciding with the event’s decorative theme, the “Celebration” hit perfectly captured the feeling of moving into a new era of health care for our region’s children and celebrating what’s to come with our new building. Head over to the Golisano Children's Hospital Facebook page to view our photo gallery. Sponsors » Thank you to all of the generous sponsors of the 27th annual Gala, especially The Cabot Group, Presenting Sponsor for the sixth year. It wouldn’t have been possible without you! Also, Jenni Ralph and her creative team at Wisteria Flowers and Gifts were an integral part of creating the amazing safari setting – it was truly spectacular! View the complete list of our sponsors.