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Ongoing, Spreading Smiles Bracelet
Purchase a Spreading Smiles bracelet now and proceeds will go to the Cleft and Craniofacial Center at Golisano Children's Hospital. The bracelet, by Daisy Designs, is made of black and purple agate.

Papa John's Fundraiser
Get 40 percent off your online order and Papa John's will donate 10 percent to Golisano Children's Hospital. Go to and enter promo code GCH. Runs through Sept. 30. 

Spirit Halloween Fundraiser
Use this coupon while you're shopping for your Halloween costumes and support patients and their families. You'll receive 10 percent off, and Spirit will donate 10 percent to Golisano Children's Hospital. Or, shop online at and use code DONATE17.

September 23, Annalise's Friends 5K 
5K, Kids' Run, and 1.5 mile walk at Baker Park in Canandaigua. Registration is $30 and day-of registration is available starting at 7:30 a.m. The event is held in memory of Annalise Pelton, who battled neurblastoma for most of her life and raises awareness of the disease, which affects approximately 500 children per year. Learn more and sign up here

September 25, Purple Game: Greece Athena vs. Canandaigua Academy 
4:30 p.m., Greece Athena High School, 800 Long Pond Road, Rochester. Boys' and girls' JV and Varsity teams will face off in an effort to raise funds for the children's hospital. Both schools are fundraising ahead of the event and are donating proceeds from concession sales and collecting donations. The event will also feature a 50/50 raffle. 

October 1, 8th Annual PUSH Yourself/Walk Yourself Challenge
9 a.m.-11:30 a.m. at Ellison Park in Penfield, NY 14625. Choose between running and walking a 5K. The course features sit up and push up challenges along the way. Funds raised will benefit Golisano Children's Hospital and lymphoma and leukemia research. Register online here

October 14, Genesee Valley Hunt Races
10 a.m.-4 p.m., 3320 Nations Road, Geneseo. The 89th running of the Genesee Valley Hunt Cup features a steeplechase race and fun for the entire family. Visit for more information. 

October 21, 30th Annual Golisano Children's Hospital Gala
At the Joseph A. Floreano Rochester Riverside Convention Center. The event, themed “An Enchanted Garden," features a live and silent auction, dinner, and entertainment featuring the band Sixwire and performances by Mickey Thomas from Starship, John Elefante, former lead singer of Kansas, and Lou Gramm, founding member of Foreigner. Tickets are $250 per person and sponsorships start at $1,500. Click here for more information

November 3, Anthony Poselovich Silent Auction
7-10 p.m at Artisan Works, 565 Blossom Road, Rochester. Tickets for the all-you-can-eat event are $45 pre-sale or $50 at the door. The event will feature more than 200 prizes, ranging from restaurant and spa gift certificates to suite tickets to Rochester Red Wings and Amerks games. The event is held in memory of Anthony Poselovich, who passed away at the young age of 4 after a battle with cancer. Visit for more information and to buy tickets.