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Kick off For Kids virtual gala
Friday, October 22
Huddle at home
The gala is Golisano Children’s Hospital's premier fundraising event.
We hope you will consider supporting this event through a sponsorship.
No Party, not problem! Our first ever Golisano Children’s Hospital was a great success! Broadcast on 13WHAM ABC, Honorary Chairs, Dr. and Mrs. Patrick and Jodi Brophy, along with Jennifer Johnson and 13WHAM’s Michael Schwartz, helped bring in an amazing $750,000 through sponsorships, fund-in-need and community donations. The phone lines were busy as we kicked off the event with an incredible matching donation from our very generous friends, Mark and Maureen Davitt. This year brought many changes – instead of an in-person event at the Convention Center, our sponsors generously gave back to provide over 700 meals to our amazing frontline workers whose tireless efforts over the past several months kept our hospital running smoothly during the challenges brought on by the pandemic. Sponsors also provided more than 150 gift bags to our patient families.
This year’s fund-in-need focused on acquiring new cardio-renal pediatric dialysis emergency machines (CARPEDIEM) which are the first continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT) machines designed for neonates. This effort brought in generous contributions from Don and Leslie Tomeny, Fairport Music Festival, Doug and Abby Bennett and the Sands Foundation and many other donations. We successfully raised enough funds to purchase three new machines which will be critical for treating the smallest infants with acute kidney injury (AKI).
During the evening, 15-year Brianna Collichio, a cystic fibrosis patient at Golisano Children’s Hospital, provided a beautiful performance. Brianna lit up the room with her incredible voice.
Thanks to all who watched and supported this year’s Virtual Gala!
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