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Golisano Children's Hospital Gala

Gala EntranceHundreds of children's hospital supporters will gather at the Rochester Riverside Convention Center Saturday, Oct. 18, for the 27th annual Golisano Children's Hospital Gala.

Last year, the black-tie fundraising event inspired its 750 guests to raise $625,000 (net) for our region’s only children’s hospital.

The evening was dedicated to assembling the pieces of a bright future for our pediatric patients. Building blocks, adorned with patient faces and  letters spelling “hope,” rose throughout the elegantly decorated convention center. The visuals of the night complemented the theme of this year’s live auction’s fund-in-need – constructing a hopeful environment throughout the future children’s hospital.

Guests raised their paddles left and right for the chance to help createTom the interior environment of rooms where patients and families will be able to take respite. Bubble tubes, interactive projected floor games, and colorful displays, were among the auctioned items that will enrich the beautiful landscape-themed hospital floors. Such animated and fun pieces were purchased for the playroom, school room, family lounges, the Healthy Eating Kitchen, and more.

The future children's hospital's Teen Lounge is being funded by the wonderful Rainbow Classic team. Teenagers will have the opportunity to escape to a room where they can relax and engage with other adolescents, giving them a space to call their own.

The Healthy Eating Kitchen, funded by our friends at Tops Friendly Markets, was another fund-in-need environment auctioned off the night of the Gala. A place that will encourage healthy eating habits and coming together during meal times, the kitchen will be beneficial for many patients.

AuctionPledges of all sizes were taken throughout the Gala, helping us build the foundation of an institution where more medical miracles will be performed and families will continue to be healed.

The large role our community continues to play in supporting the new Golisano Children’s Hospital exemplifies hope and builds the future of pediatric care, block by block, brick by brick, child by child.

Special thanks to the night's major sponsors and to the hundreds of others that contributed to the success of the event! 

Presenting Sponsor:


Diamond Sponsor:

Tops Friendly Markets
William & Mildred Levine Foundation
Drs. Patrick and Gail Riggs and Family

Platinum Plus Sponsor:

Hammer Packaging
Rainaldi Brothers, Inc.

Platinum Sponsor:

Abbott’s Frozen Custard
DGA Builders, LLC
Jackson Welding Supply Co.
LeChase Construction

To donate to the building and help create these interior environments, please call Scott Rasmussen at (585) 273-5933.

For 2014 sponsorship opportunities or more information about the event, please contact Betsy Findlay at (585) 273-5933. 

View more pictures of the event on our Facebook page. 

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