This year’s Miracle Weekend, to be held Friday and Saturday, June 2 and 3, brings the 23rd Annual CMN telethon and 10th Annual Stroll for Strong Kids — plus a few mix-ins that will make this year’s festivities better than ever.
This year’s telethon, produced by 10NBC and broadcast from the Strong Memorial Hospital Lobby between on Friday, June 2, and on Saturday, June 3, will bring inspirational stories from Golisano Children’s Hospital’s five Miracle Kids. Among them you’ll hear one newborn’s fight to survive 13 shunt surgeries, a teenager whose arm was successfully reattached, and a young boy’s battle to survive a house explosion.
During the event, you can help the hospital by phoning in gifts at (585) 241-KIDS.
Stroll for Strong Kids
This year’s 10th Annual Stroll for Strong Kids offers plenty of family fun, including clowns, inflatable toys, raffles, door prizes, free lunch courtesy of Subway and a concert by Gary the Happy Pirate.
What’s more — if you can keep a secret – the hospital is throwing a surprise party for loveable mascot, Sandy Strong, during the scenic 2-mile walk through GeneseeValleyPark in Rochester. Expect more than 26 sheet cakes and one super-chorus of “Happy Birthday” at the starting line.
Festivities start with registration at 9 a.m. on Saturday, June 3. For more information on how you or a team of friends can be involved, please call (585) 273-5948 or visit http://www.gchas.org/events/stroll/index1.cfm.
Balloons Going Up
Looking for one more way to make miracles happen?
Next time you’re shopping or running errands (at Rite Aid, Kinney Drugs (Lyons), Eckerd Drug Stores, Wal-mart or Sam’s Clubs, Auntie Anne’s or Golf Galaxy) you can purchase an orange-and-yellow CMN balloon for only $1.
Remember, all of those balloons add up to a great help. And, since the hallmark of the Children’s Miracle Network is that 100 percent of all local donations received stay local, you’ll be helping to make miracles happen right here in Rochester at Golisano Children’s Hospital at Strong.