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Child's Memory Lives on Through Foundation's Work

Child's Memory Lives on Through Foundation's Work

Anthony Poselovich was only 4 years old when he passed away after a battle with liver cancer. His parents, Cathi and Jason, have honored his memory by founding the Anthony Poselovich Memorial Foundation to raise funds for Golisano Children's Hospital and help others who are facing similar hardships. 

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"What I Learned on My Hard Hat Tour" - A poem

We are often inspired by our patients, but this creative poem shows how inspiring our donors are as well...

building donor"What I Learned on My Hard Hat Tour"

I learned that when I was complaining about my child not getting enough "ice time" in a game,

Other parents were hoping for five more minutes of life for their child.

I learned that when I was grumbling about the ugly tile in my master bath, 

Another parent was walking down the hall to take a shower on the NICU floor.

I learned that when I was buying my child yet another electronic device,

Other parents were praying that their child's heart would someday beat without an electronic device.

I learned that when my breath is taken away by the sunrise or sunset,

Another parent may have just watched his or her child take one last breath. 

I learned that when I cannot wait to get home after a long day, 

Another parent may have spent their twelfth night in the hospital.

I learned that when I am anxiously awaiting my teen to come home before curfew, 

Another parent knows their child isn't coming home at all.

I learned that when I'm complaining that it's either too hot or cold, 

Another parent's child hasn't been outside in weeks. 

But, I also learned that other parents will soon have a place to lay their weary heads, to lock up their

belongings, to shower in a private room, to observe a child in a play area where children will get to feel

the sun on their faces. 

by Laura Halleran, Building donor

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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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Donors Get First Look Inside New Hospital

atriumAbout 150 generous individuals who have supported building UR Medicine's new Golisano Children's Hospital got a first look inside the new building under construction Thursday evening at an event in their honor. 

As donors toured the new space they were able to see construction on each floor coming closer to completion and were given the opportunity to sign the wall where they will ultimately be recognized for their support. 

Thanks to the community's generosity and the support of the University of Rochester Medical Center, the building is within $14 million of being full funded. 

Click on the links for local media coverage of the building tour event:

Democrat & Chronicle

Channel 13

Channel 10

Channel 8

Time Warner Cable News

If interested in supporting the building and making a difference for children in our region, please call the Advancement Office at (585) 273-5948. Thank you!

"Get Down On It" at the 27th annual Gala

"Get Down On It" at the 27th annual Gala

galaThe Rochester Riverside Convention Center will be transformed into a tropical getaway for the 27th annual Golisano Children’s Hospital Gala on Oct. 18. Hundreds of advocates for sick and injured children will gather for the jungle-themed black-tie fundraising affair, dedicated to advancing the future of pediatric care. Last year’s event raised $625,000 for the region’s only children’s hospital.

The Gala is the children’s hospital’s premier fundraising event. The evening, featuring live performances from international recording artists Kool & the Gang, will kick off the “celebration” and silent auction at 6 p.m., followed by dinner and a shortened live auction at 8 p.m.

Learn about this year's honorary chairs, our presenting sponsor, and more, on the new Gala web site, where, for the first time, you can purchase tickets and sponsorships directly.

Thank you for supporting the children's hospital as we enter our final phase of construction on the new building!

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