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Gala transports guests to old Hollywood

Gala transports guests to old Hollywood

UR Medicine’s Golisano Children’s Hospital supporters, including grateful parents, donors, hospital faculty and staff, sponsors and more, stepped into a movie scene out of old Hollywood Oct. 24 at the hospital’s 28th annual Gala.

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Building donors come in all varieties

Not all of the 120 donors who toured the new Golisano Children's Hospital building are individual donors. Many of them are groups of people who have banded together to raise money and name a space inside the new hospital. Click on the photos below to see if you recognize any friends, neighbors or local media personalities.

If you'd like to get involved with a community group raising funds for the hospital, contact Stephanie Sheets, assistant director of community affairs at Golisano Children's Hospital, at (585) 275-2268 or click here to email her.

To see more photos, click here to check out an album full on Facebook (you don't need a Facebook account to view them).

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Eddie Meath All-Stars Bond with Patients Before Big Game

Top Section V football players and cheerleaders took the time to bond with patients at UR Medicine's Golisano Children's Hospital over some Abbott's Frozen Custard on Wednesday, July 2, all before their big east vs. west Eddie Meath All-Star Game. In its 32nd year, the Eddie Meath game continues to benefit patients at the children's hospital and has raised more than $150,000.
 
The ice cream social event gives players and participants the chance to bond with the patients they're playing for. "You can really see the patients light up when they see the All-Stars," said Betsy Findlay, director of special events for Golisano Children's Hospital. "Every player makes it a point to make a connection with a patient and you can see in the smiles how much it truly means to both parties."
 
See more pictures from the players visit to the playdeck on our Facebook page and check out the news coverage from our friends at YNN, Channel 13, and Channel 10!
 
The 32nd annual Eddie Meath All-Star Game will kick off at 7 p.m. Sunday, July 6, at Eastridge High School.

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Sun Shines on Construction Site for Summer

Blue Sky BuildingThe crane has been taken down. The brick is laid. The windows are in. From the outside, UR Medicine’s new Golisano Children’s Hospital looks almost done. In reality, a lot more work is ongoing inside, and we need the support of our generous community to help us get it done over the next 12 months.
 
As we transition into summer, we love seeing the sun shine on the building with the bright blue sky in its background, showing off its beauty and what it means to so many people.
 
The windows wrapping around the building reflect the sunlight and stand out to visitors and those driving by. These captivating windows are just one of the exciting features of the future two-story playdeck on the 7th and 8th floors that will provide patients and families with a great view, which, on clear days, will reach the hills of the Finger Lakes. Progress on the space will even be visible through the windows for those stopping to imagine what it will all soon become.
 
NICU sunshadesThe building team has also made a lot of progress on the future NICU. The floor is framed and drywalled and the installation of the outside sunshades has begun (as seen in the picture on the right).
 
All of these changes are very exciting and there are so many more to come! Keep up to date by liking the children's hospital's Facebook page and following us on Twitter and Instagram.
 
To find out how you can help support the new hospital, please call Scott Rasmussen at (585) 273-5932.
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Baby Girl Overcomes Multiple Medical Obstacles

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An ovarian cancer survivor, Krystle Ellis didn’t think she was ever going to be able to have a baby. For her and her husband, Ricardo, the world changed, when they got the news in February 2012 that Krystle was pregnant. While the Brighton couple firmly believed the pregnancy was a miracle, they had no idea about the journey they had yet to face.
 
From her first ultrasound at UR Medicine’s Strong Memorial Hospital, Krystle knew something was wrong. The scan showed that baby Brooke’s neck was hyper-extended and her brain and musculoskeletal system weren’t developing correctly. Krystle also had a uterine fibroid tumor that was sitting on top of Brooke’s head, taking up most of her space in the womb.
 
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