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Now through September 30th, Papa John's Pizza for Patients. Your next pizza order can benefit the patients at Golisano Children’s Hospital!  Go to, enter promo code: GCH, place an online order, enjoy and repeat. 

September 1st through October 31st, Spirit of Children.  The Spirit of Children is a program that brings fun and funding to hospitals at Halloween and all year long. We target hospitals that focus on kids because they need help to make hospital stays less scary for kids and their families.  A portion of all sales made will be donated back to Golisano Children’s Hospital’s Child Life Program.  For more information please visit: 

September 1st through September 30th, Cuddle Bear Challenge. With a donation of $25.00, you can help fight childhood cancer and bring a smile to someone's face, by putting a Cuddle Bear and precious hardback picture book into the hands of a child currently inpatient and receiving treatment. For more information, visit  

Sept. 24, Running to Remember. Hosted by Team Ali Gaiters, the 4th Annual Running to Remember will take place on Saturday, September 24 at Mendon Ponds Park. Join in on a sunset 5K/Walk for a good cause! Visit for details. 

Sept. 24, Modern Miracles: Music and Medicine, Hatch Hall at the Eastman School of Music, 433 E. Main Street, Rochester. Connor Freeman, ECMS bass soloist, heart survivor and grandson to Robert Freeman, former director of the Eastman School of Music, will perform, along with several URMC faculty. The cost is $25 per person and tickets can be purchased at or by calling (585) 454-2100. Event flyer.

Sept. 25, Roc City Steelers Fan Club Tailgate PartyMicGinnys Parking Lot. Join the Roc City Steelers Fan Club family for a football tailgate. The fun kicks off at 11:00 a.m. and goes until 3:00 p.m. Pittsburgh Steelers coozies will be given to all that attend! 
Oct. 8, Genesee Valley Hunt Races, Nations Road, Geneseo. Enjoy a day of steeplechase races and family fun, from 10a.m. to 4:30p.m., at the 88th running of the Genesee Valley Hunt Cup. Pre-sale tickets for the event can be purchase at area Wegmans.  For more information, visit  

Oct. 22,  29th annual Golisano Children’s Hospital Gala, Joseph A. Floreano Rochester Riverside Convention Center. Join honorary chairs, Jennifer Johnson and Vinnie Esposito, for a “Royal Celebration” featuring a live and silent auction, dinner and entertainment featuring Steve Augeri, former lead singer of Journey; Wally Palmar, The Romantics, and Terri Nunn from The Berlins. Sponsorships available starting at $1,000 and tickets cost $200 per person. For more information, visit the website or contact Betsy Findlay, 585-273-5933,