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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 $25 per hour are requested from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at participating locations.  For more information please visit:

February 9 & 10, Drive for Miracles Radiothon
Strong Memorial Hospital Lobby
WHAM 1180 and 100.5 The Drive, along with 13WHAM-TV, shift from their regularly scheduled programming to interview past and present patients of the hospital, along with nurses, doctors, and staff from the Wegmans Child Life Program. Last year's Radiothon raised more than $224,000 for the kids at Golisano Children's Hospital. 

March 24, Smile Dinner 
Head to the Norman Howaard School, located at 275 Pinnacle Road in Rochester N.Y., from 5:30 to 7:30 for a pasta dinner to benefit the Cleft and Craniofacial Anomalies Center at Golisano Children’s Hospital. Takeout meals are available for $6.

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