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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: 

October 26, Golisano Children's Hospital Night
Rochester Auditorium Theatre
Heading to see Finding Neverland at the Rochester Auditorium Theater later this month? Help us pack the stands on Wednesday night, Oct. 26th, proclaimed "Golisano Children's Hospital Night" at the Auditorium Theatre. $5 from every ticket purchased will be donated to Golisano Children's Hospital. Use the code “KIDS” at when purchasing! Tickets:

December 23, Rainbow Classic
The Palestra at the University of Rochester, 6 p.m. 
The heated rivalry between Pittsford Mendon and Pittsford Sutherland always makes for great entertainment. Every penny from admission and the commemorative program sales from this year’s event will support the furnishing of the teen lounge in the new Golisano Children’s Hospital. Tipoff for the girl’s game is at 6 p.m., followed by the boys at 8 p.m.  For more information about tickets, please call the Pittsford Athletics Office at 585.267.1062.

January 26 & February 11, Battle of the Beaks
Nazareth & St. John Fisher College
Cross-street rivals Nazareth and St. John Fisher battle in Men’s and Women’s Basketball with all proceeds from ticket sales, prize raffles, and commemorative t-shirt sales benefitting the kids at Golisano Children’s Hospital. The game on January 26th will be held at Nazareth College’s Kidera Gymnasium in the Otto Shults Center, while the February 11th contest will be held at St. John Fisher’s Manning & Napier Gymnasium.  For more information, please contact Becky Fahy at or call (585) 389-2735.

February 4, Cycle For Hope
Participating Fitness Centers
Local fitness clubs help support the kids at Golisano Children’s Hospital at URMC and Camp Good Days and Special Times one revolution at a time with this spinning event.  Donations of $20 per hour are requested from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at participating locations.  For more information please visit:

April 1, Ugly Disco
Rochester Riverside Convention Center
Come get your groove on from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. at this 70’s celebration.  The Ugly Disco is a night of fun that features live music, Twister, and more.  For more information, visit