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2014 Miracle Weekend Celebrates "Outta Sight" Success

Stroll crowdStroll for Strong Kids Gets Groovy

More than 7,000 Golisano Children's Hospital supporters filled Genesee Valley Park May 31 for the 18th annual Stroll for Strong Kids Walk and 5K Run. The Peace, Love and Healing-themed event raised a groovy record-breaking total of $445,000 for the region's only children's hospital - and you can still donate online until June 30!
 
It was a beautiful day filled with wonderful people, including hundreds of teams, as well as individuals, decked out in colorful t-shirts, many honoring a special person or division of the children's hospital.
 
 
chaseCMNH Telethon Celebrates Miracles
 
Children and families touched by Golisano Children’s Hospital came together on June 1 to share their remarkable stories at the annual Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals (CMNH) Telethon, presented by Tops Friendly Markets and hosted by News10NBC.
 
A part of our annual Miracle Weekend, the event recognized the heart-wrenching stories of our 2014 Miracle Kids, as well as those from past years and other supportive and grateful patient families. Co-hosted by News10NBC anchors Nikki Rudd, Lia Lando, Brett Davidsen and Scott Kilbury, the Telethon also allowed time to acknowledge the hard work our CMNH sponsors have put in over the past year, revealing their different fundraising totals throughout the day.
 
 

 

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Telethon to provide sneak peek inside new hospital

The 2014 CMNH Telethon will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 6:30 to 11 p.m., Sunday (June 1) on News10NBC, a day after the Stroll for Strong Kids walk and 5K. The Miracle Weekend event will recognize the heart-wrenching stories of our 2014 Miracle Kids, as well as the great work of our wonderful community partners and supporters.

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As part of the broadcast, News10NBC stopped by the construction site of the new hospital to get some never-before-seen footage. They got to stand in the future atrium, see that the NICU floor is almost all drywalled and starting to get painted. They were the Playdeck's first media visitors, and despite it being a bit overcast, they got a glimpse of the Finger Lakes region from the 8th floor. To see it all, you have to watch the Telethon, but to whet your appetite, check out this slideshow of photos from the tour.

 

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"We are Roman Strong" gives back during Miracle Weekend

RomanFans of the Golisano Children’s Hospital Facebook page, Darcy Eichas-Statt and Kevin Statt began seeing promotions for the 18th annual Stroll for Strong Kids walk and 5K and knew they had to get involved and give back to the hospital that helped their son.
 
The “We are Roman Strong” team will be joining thousands of other children’s hospital advocates in the Peace, Love, and Healing-themed Stroll for Strong Kids event, May 31, at Genesee Valley Park. The much-anticipated event kicks off Miracle Weekend, with the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Telethon following on News10NBC June 1.
 
Before Roman’s second birthday, Darcy and Kevin noticed their son was developing spots on his legs. Roman’s daycare teacher had also mentioned he was bruising more than the other kids. Darcy took Roman to their pediatrician at Genesis Pediatrics in Rochester who diagnosed him with petechiae – red or purple spots on the skin caused by broken capillary blood vessels – and believed he had a blood disorder. They advised the Statt family to take their son to UR Medicine’s Golisano Children’s Hospital immediately for further blood testing. After treating what initially looked like a blood disorder, doctors performed a bone marrow biopsy and found Roman had leukemia.
 
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May is for Miracles

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Every May, we, at UR Medicine's Golisano Children's Hospital, can barely wait for the Celebration of Miracles Luncheon to announce the 2014 Miracle Makers and Miracle Kids. Today, we finally got to reveal who they are at the Rochester Riverside Convention Center!

Our Miracle Makers are an incredible group of supporters who help make possible the care we provide to our region's children and their families. We would be lost without the dedication and sacrifice of these organizations, companies, individuals and parents:

Tricia White

Cycle for Hope

Ronald McDonald House Charities

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Our five brave 2014 Miracle Kids were also announced at the luncheon. They are children who have beat the odds and represent the 70,000 others who come to Golisano Children's Hospital every year for care:

Brynn Taylor

Andrew Lagares

Katie Foster

Blake Gauss

Chase Ayles

Please help us celebrate our Miracle Kids by participating in the Stroll for Strong Kids Walk and 5K Run May 31 and watch the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals Telethon on News10NBC June 1.

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There's Still Time to Register for the 2014 Stroll for Strong Kids

Hippie SandyThis year's peace, love and healing-themed Stroll for Strong Kids Walk and 5K will take place Saturday, May 31, at Genesee Valley Park and is guaranteed to be a groovy time!

The 5K race will begin at 8:30 a.m., followed by the walk at 10:30 a.m.

The event will continue until 1 p.m. with family-friendly activities, including bounce houses, carnival games, photo booths, dunk tanks, arts and crafts and much more!

There's still plenty of time to register and ask your friends to join your team or support your fundraising efforts. Click here to learn how.

Our top individual online fundraisers right now are:

Our top team online fundraisers right now are: