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Put on Your Walking Shoes and Support Kids

Monday, May 23, 2005

The annual Stroll for Strong Kids will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 4, at Genesee Valley Park. People of all ages are invited to participate in the scenic two-mile walk. All proceeds from the event benefit Golisano Children’s Hospital at Strong.

The day is packed with children’s activities starting at 9 a.m. There will be face painting, Dunk-A-Doc, visits by Rochester team mascots and other area celebrities, along with a free breakfast and lunch. Participants raise money through sponsorship pledges, and prizes will be awarded to the top fund-raisers in each age group. Sign-in and children’s activities start at 9 a.m. and the walk starts at 11 a.m. Pre-registration is required. To register and obtain pledge forms for the Stroll for Strong Kids, or to learn more, call 585-273-5948 or visit Registration deadline is May 26.

With more than 120 beds, Golisano Children’s Hospital is the only hospital in the Rochester and Finger Lakes regions dedicated solely to the care of children. It recently held a major capital campaign that completely renovated the hospital’s intensive care unit to include 22 beds in the new Pediatric Intensive Care Unit and Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Unit. Future plans include building a state-of-the-art pediatric surgical suite.

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