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Charity Events are Booming as Flowers Begin Blooming

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Friday, March 27. SMILE Spaghetti Dinner at St. John’s to benefit the Craniofacial Center

A delicious home-cooked dinner and tons of fun kids’ activities are in store for attendees at this family-friendly event to benefit the Cleft and Craniofacial Center at Golisano Children’s Hospital at the University of Rochester Medical Center. Dinner will be held 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at St. John of Rochester Parish Hall, 8 Wickford Way, Fairport. This event is sponsored by Golisano Children’s Hospital and the Communication Sciences and Disorders Association of Nazareth College. Tickets are $6 for adults, $4 for children between 3- and 10-years-old and $20 for families of five or more. To order tickets, call Mary Sweeney at (585) 389-2779 or email

Friday, April 3. Get your dancing shoes on for Goatstock: Rock to Beat Cancer

This annual event is put on by the National Honors Society at Penfield High School and features eight local bands. Proceeds from concessions, t-shirts and ticket sales benefit Golisano Children’s Hospital.Tickets are $5 and doors open at 7 p.m. The event will take place in the cafeteria at Penfield High School. For more information, please call Stephanie Dana at (585) 249-6786 or email her at

Saturday, April 4. Row for Strong Kids: Local crew team revisits mall for 2nd annual event

Novice and varsity-level rowers from the Pittsford Crew team will row on stationary machines to collect pledges to raise money for their team and Golisano Children’s Hospital. Last year team members rowed more than one million meters on one day and donated $2,550 to the hospital. Come out to support the team’s efforts and learn more about the healthy, lifelong sport of rowing by stopping by the Bon-Ton Court at Eastview Mall between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. To make a pledge or for more information about Pittsford Crew and this event call Jill Lennox at (585) 381-5340 or email her at DDL92

Saturday, April 4. Kiwanis Clubs’ Quarter Mile of Quarters just got longer

For the past three years, the Finger Lakes division of the Kiwanis Club has held a fundraising event at Eastview Mall with the goal of collecting 4,000 quarters for Golisano Children’s Hospital; enough quarters to make up a quarter of a mile. This great fundraiser collects the smallest of donations for one big cause: to help support the care of our region’s children. The event has raised more than $12,000 for the hospital over the years.

This year, the Genesee Kiwanis Club is joining in on the fun. The club will set up base at Marketplace Mall. Both clubs will be at the malls between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. For more information on the Finger Lakes club’s event, call John Hanratty at (585) 671-4314 or stop by their post in front of JC Penney’s at Eastview Mall. To find out more about the Genesee club’s event, call Joann Underwood at (585) 342-7657 or visit them at Marketplace Mall.

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