Strong Kids

Community Events Eclipse $1 Million

Mar. 21, 2017

DM“Every penny counts.” It’s a phrase that’s said a lot. The new Golisano Children’s Hospital was built from donations, all of which fueled the construction of the new tower. Almost one-third of the donations that funded construction came from community organized events that benefited Golisano Children’s Hospital.

One year after the opening of the new hospital, community events exceeded $1 million raised for Golisano Children’s Hospital. From lemonade stands, bake sales and concerts to festivals and discos, for the first time in our history, these events have achieved this momentous number.

“It’s absolutely incredible that we’ve hit this milestone,” said Stephanie Sheets, assistant director of community affairs at Golisano Children’s Hospital. “In 2016, there were more than 250 events that benefited our kids, and we cannot stress how grateful we are to be the recipients of so many wonderful events.”

At Golisano Children’s Hospital, every gift we receive brings someone joy, fulfills a great need, or makes wonderful new things possible.

“The Rochester community, along with the surrounding region, has been so generous to us,” said Wendy Lane, Child Life Coordinator at Golisano Children’s Hospital. “Many of the play areas we utilize and the activities we offer have been graciously donated by the community.”

To organize a community event to benefit the kids at Golisano Children’s Hospital in 2017, email Stephanie Sheet at