Strong Kids

Annual Gala to celebrate new hospital in old Hollywood

Jul. 30, 2015

sandyThe Joseph A. Floreano Rochester Riverside Convention Center will be transformed into a scene from an old Hollywood movie for the 28th annual Golisano Children’s Hospital Gala Saturday, Oct. 24. Complete with a red carpet, a children’s hospital Walk of Fame, feathers and film reels, the premier fundraising event is a ceremonious night for grateful parents, faculty, sponsors, and local business owners to gather together in support and celebration of the opening of our new Golisano Children’s Hospital and its future. Last year’s event raised more than $700,000 for our region’s sick and injured children and their families.

Cocktails and a silent auction will kick off the festivities at 6 p.m. The evening will continue with dinner, a shortened live auction, and a performance by The Midtown Men: 4 Stars from the Original Cast of Jersey Boys. The Midtown Men are the first vocal group ever formed by the principal cast of a high-profile Broadway show.

“It’s going to be a wonderful elegant evening,” said Jenni Ralph, executive committee member of the Golisano Children’s Hospital Board of Trustees, chair of the Gala, and owner of Wisteria Flowers and Gifts. “It’s the perfect way to celebrate our new hospital, to say thank you to everyone who contributed to making it possible, and to raise additional funds, allowing us to continue to provide the highest quality care for our region’s children.”  

Tickets for the highly-anticipated event are $175 per person. For tickets, sponsorships, or to donate auction items, please contact Betsy Findlay, director of Advancement, special events and Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, at (585) 273-5933. 

Visit the main Gala page for more information on the event's honorary chairs and presenting sponsor.