Spotlight on CMN Hospitals Sponsors

RE/MAX Associates Go Above and Beyond for Kids

As a Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals (CMNH) sponsor, RE/MAX realtors are deeply invested in making a difference in the lives of children in our community. CMNH sponsors help raise funds for more than 170 local children’s hospitals across North America, including Golisano Children’s Hospital at theUniversity of Rochester Medical Center. Read more »

Rochester-Area Kiwanis Clubs Lend a Helping Hand

Kiwanas at the mallHaving many “Kiwanians” with family members treated at Golisano Children’s Hospital, the Finger Lakes and Genesee Kiwanis Clubs have truly seen the value in having such an institution so close to home. For the past 29 years, these groups have been one of the most dedicated Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) sponsors to support the hospital.

When John Hanratty was appointed to the position of CMN coordinator for the Finger Lakes Kiwanis Clubs, he made sure to do some research on the hospital. “I was impressed by all of the medical capabilities that the hospital possessed, and by the number of children they are able to treat,” Hanratty said.

Although each individual club in the Finger Lakes and Genesee Divisions have participated in various service projects to raise funds for Golisano Children’s Hospital, years ago they decided to take it even further. Each club joined together to institute the “Quarter Mile of Quarters” fundraiser, where the clubs try to collect enough quarters to span a quarter-mile. The concept is simple, yet the turnout has been incredible. Over the past six years, the Rochester-area Kiwanis Clubs have raised more than $30,000 for Golisano Children’s Hospital.

Celebrating almost 30 years of service, the local Kiwanis Clubs are still eager to help the hospital in any way that they can.

“Illness or accident can happen to any family, in any community, at any time. This world-class children's hospital makes our entire region a much better place to live,” Hanratty said.

Walmart and Sam’s Club Wrap Up Six-Week Campaign

Walmart LogoBetween May 1 and June 15, local Walmart and Sam’s Club associates, customers and members raised more than $114,000 to benefit Golisano Children’s Hospital at the University of Rochester Medical Center. Each year, Walmart and Sam’s Club stores participate in a six-week campaign to support 170 Children Miracle Network Hospitals (CMNH) across North America. CMNH is an organization of children’s hospitals, like Golisano Children’s Hospital, that works to raise money for local children.

The campaign included a number of local fundraisers, such as Golfing for Kids, a chicken barbeque dinner and their signature Miracle Balloons initiative, during which customers were invited to make a donation to CMN Hospitals at checkout.

Celebrating 25 years of service, Walmart and Sam’s Club have been some of Golisano Children’s Hospital’s most dedicated supporters. Their tireless efforts, locally, have made a world of difference to Golisano Children’s Hospital’s patients and families.

Special Thanks to CMNH Sponsors

This spring was very busy for our CMNH sponsors.  We’d like to thank all of our generous sponsors for their time and commitment to helping Golisano Children’s Hospital.  From the Miracle Balloon sales to the hot dog sales and so much more, the following sponsors went above and beyond over the past several months to support Golisano Children’s Hospital.

  • Rite Aid raised more than $24,000 during their spring campaign.
  • Sunoco came on strong during their month-long campaign and raised more than $24,000.
  • Our new sponsors, Dunkin Donuts, raised close to $7,000 during Iced Coffee Day on May 23.
  • Bubba’s Roadhouse Restaurant held a motorcycle run and sold Miracle Balloons, raising  $4,800 for Golisano Children’s Hospital.

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Multimedia in this Issue:

2012 Stroll for Strong Kids Slideshow

Stroll for Strong Kids slideshow

Telethon 2012 Slideshow

Telethon 2012