Hope Shines Brightly During Miracle Weekend

Golisano Children’s Hospital Celebrates Miracles with Telethon and Stroll Fundraiser

May 23, 2011

Hope keeps families going, day in and day out, as they sit by their child’s hospital bed. It drives clinicians at Golisano Children’s Hospital at the University of Rochester Medical Center to work tirelessly to help a child feel better than she felt the day before. And it inspires researchers to explore new possibilities for treatments and cures. Miracle Weekend’s Stroll for Strong Kids and Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Telethon encapsulate the hope for a better tomorrow that pulsates within and throughout Golisano Children’s Hospital.

Saddle up for the Stroll for Strong Kids

Just as honor and justice reign supreme in the Wild West, so too will this year’s Western-themed Stroll for Strong Kids invite families to saddle up for a greater good. For months leading up to this awe-inspiring event, set for Saturday, June 4, families, providers and supporters recruit family members and friends to build teams in support of the kids at Golisano Children’s Hospital.

Registration on the day of the event will begin at 8 a.m., with the 5K run starting at the University of Rochester’s Fauver Stadium at 9 a.m. and the walk kicking off at the stadium at 10:15 a.m. To sign up for the event and create a personalized fundraising website, visit http://bit.ly/Stroll2011. Please call (585) 273-5948 with any questions.

Tune into the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Telethon on News 10 NBC

Meet the miracles who inspire hope and the people committed to supporting during Golisano Children’s Hospital’s annual Telethon. During this year’s event, scheduled for 7 to 11 p.m. Friday, June 3, and 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, June 4, News 10 NBC will broadcast exclusive interviews with the families of the 2011 Miracle Kids, catch up with local hospital supporters (many of whom have their own incredible stories to share) and speak with health care providers from all over the hospital about the amazing work they do everyday to support and care for our region’s children.

To make a pledge of support during Telethon hours, dial (585) 241-KIDS. For more information or to donate online, visit www.givetokids.urmc.edu.

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