Explosive Memorial Helps Community's Children

Sep. 24, 2012
TNT Memorial benefits Golisano Children’s Hospital

In fireworks displays or demolitions, the best explosions always come down to the right volatile combinations. The TNT Explosion event, set for 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, is no different.

The brainchild of Deb Moyer and Jennifer Brush, two veteran fundraisers with a combined 22 years of experience putting together amazing events, TNT Explosion is a benefit which combines the excitement and rush of the former Tim Milgate Charity Golf Fundraiser with the fun tastings and music of the former Taylor Brush Memorial Dinner Dance. Moyer and Brush, who have raised a combined total of more than $400,000 for Golisano Children’s Hospital at the University of Rochester Medical Center, will donate the proceeds from this event to the hospital as well.

“If you want to touch all the hearts in the community, you donate to the children’s hospital,” said Moyer, who held 12 successful golf fundraisers to benefit the hospital, in memory of her brother Tim Milgate. “Jennifer (Brush) and I got to talking at a class reunion. Both of us were closing down our fundraisers and we realized that we were leaving a big gap in the money going to the hospital. We came up with the idea of TNT over a glass of wine. “

The event will feature wine and beer tasting from 17 local wineries and breweries, food and a silent auction. Musical groups Rochester Brass & Electric, Prime Time Brass, and Dave McGrath, and DJ talents Dave Stevens and Paul Anken, will provide entertainment through the night. All of the night’s proceeds will go towards funding a private patient room in the new children’s hospital building being built on Crittenden Boulevard.

TNT Explosion will take place in The Waterside Room at Pier 45, 1000 North River St. in Charlotte neighborhood of Rochester. Tickets are $35 per person and can be purchased at any Wegmans store in the Rochester or Buffalo area now. (Tickets must be purchased ahead of time; none will be available at the door.)

“Everyone is connected one way or another to the hospital,” said Moyer. “If you have a heart, if you love kids, or if you have a family, there’s absolutely no reason not to donate to the hospital.”

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