Stroll for Strong Kids Marches for Miracles

This year’s superhero themed Stroll for Strong Kids brought in a record-breaking $380,000 for Golisano Children’s Hospital. Some 264 teams marched in support of the cause and to celebrate their personal relationships with the hospital.

A picture perfect June day at the University of Rochester’s River Campus set the scene for the 5K race and attracted more than 4,800 participants. The 5K race brought more than 600 runners to the Stroll which trumps last year’s total of 483.

This year’s top three fundraising teams were Lauren’s Legacy, Cruzin’ for Cory and Amazing Grace. The Stroll’s largest team, Lauren’s Legacy raised an incredible $32,295 for the hospital. The top three individual fundraisers were a NICU graduate, Cory Milburn; 13WHAM TV Anchor Jennifer Johnson and William Lockwood, of the Lauren’s Legacy team.

Michael Fahy assistant director of Advancement at Golisano Children’s Hospital said this year’s event was a great success. “This year’s Stroll for Strong Kids was the biggest and best one yet. The support that our participants, volunteers, and sponsors all put into this year’s event was amazing, and together they have had an enormous positive impact for all of the kids at Golisano Children’s Hospital,” said Fahy.

Golisano Children’s Hospital would like to thank all the generous supporters of this year’s Stroll with a special thanks to Abbott’s Frozen Custard, the event’s presenting sponsor.

For more details on this year’s event, including photos, 5K rankings and sponsors, visit

child with custardPresenting Sponsor

  • Abbott’s Frozen Custard

Invincible Sandy Sponsors

  • Excellus BlueCross BlueShield
  • Key Bank

Daredevil Sponsors

  • Hairzoo
  • LeChase Construction
  • Marcia & Mark Siewert
  • Tops Friendly Markets

Superfriend Sponsors

  • AP Professionals
  • Ballinger
  • Conifer
  • Cooley
  • Genesee & Wyoming, Inc.
  • More Than A Game Foundation
  • Morgan Stanley Smith Barney
  • Proforma
  • Roberts Wesleyan College
  • Salmin, Celona, Wehrle, & Flaherty, LLP
  • The Bonadio Group
  • Zweigle's

Thank you to the following sponsors for providing goods and services to support the Stroll for Strong Kids:

IKids walking in Stroll for Strongn-Kind Sponsors

  • Abbott's Frozen Custard
  • Subway
  • 100.5 THE DRIVE
  • Byrne Dairy
  • Cheshire A/V
  • DeBergerac Productions
  • DSS- Printing Division
  • Marina Auto Group
  • Medved Running & Walking Outfitters
  • Monroe Ambulance
  • Monroe County Water Authority
  • Nuttal Golf Cars, Inc.
  • NY Apple Association, Inc.
  • Palmer Food Services
  • Panera Bread
  • Strong Memorial Hospital Food & Nutrition Services
  • The DiMarco Group
  • Tim Horton's
  • Zweigle's

Additional Sponsors

  • Advantage Federal Credit Union
  • Affronti Excavating & Trucking, LLC
  • Complete Payroll Processing
  • Monroe County Association of Chiefs of Police
  • NextStepU
  • RMT Financial Services

Multimedia in this Issue:

2012 Stroll for Strong Kids Slideshow

Stroll for Strong Kids slideshow

Telethon 2012 Slideshow

Telethon 2012