Golisano Children’s Hospital received a lot of fantastic submissions from the Stroll for Strong Kids Theme Contest. Of all the great ideas that our Facebook fans suggested, one theme really rose to the top.
“How about a superhero theme?” asked Patti Milburn. “Our children, the doctors, nurses and support staff who play a part in the journeys our families have taken are our super heroes. Kids and families could design their own super hero costumes, capes, masks, etc.”
With more than twice the votes of any other theme, Patti was the clear winner. Patti received the grand prize, a $25 gift card — a small gift for the huge contribution she and her family have made in their fundraising efforts over the years — and Golisano Children’s Hospital got a new and very exciting direction for the 16th annual Stroll for Strong Kids.
Golisano Children’s Hospital will feature the Milburns in the Community Spotlight section of an upcoming double issue of the Strong Kids newsletter. To get on our mailing list, please call (585) 273-5948. The Milburns have a passion for giving back to the hospital, and for good reason. Read this miraculous story about Patti’s son, Cory, who spent months in Golisano Children’s Hospital’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit after being born 15 weeks premature. We also invite you to check out a video from the Milburns, about Cory’s journey toward good health.
This year’s supercharged Stroll for Strong Kids event, presented by Abbott’s Frozen Custard, will take place on Saturday, June 2, on the River Campus at the University of Rochester, located at 252 Elmwood Ave., Rochester. The 5K race is back in action for its fourth year. Runners should be on their marks and ready to run at super speed at 8:30 a.m. Stroll participants will begin their annual trek at 10:30 a.m. and are welcome to gather at the rugby field next to Fauver Stadium prior to the start time with team-themed t-shirts, banners and an energy level of heroic proportions. Following the walk, there will be games, activities and food and beverages available for all participants. The day of family fun will wrap up at about 1 p.m.
Last year was a record-breaking year, with more than 4,200 participants and more than $340,000 raised. These numbers are hard to beat, but superheroes can conquer insurmountable odds by leaps and bounds, and by teaming up with our many incredible hospital advocates, we’re sure that this year will be ever better than the last. To register for the Stroll, please visit http://bit.ly/stroll2012.
Below, we’ve included a video from last year’s event, so you can get a better idea of the energy, excitement and joy our biggest annual fundraiser brings to the community. Thanks to everyone who has lent their support to this phenomenal event over the years and to those of you who haven’t yet attended, we do hope you’ll swoop in for this year’s event!
- Get detailed instructions on how to register for the Stroll.
- Find out how to make a donation on the Stroll registration page.
- Print out a pledge form to start raising funds for this year’s Stroll.
- See this map for instructions on where to park at the Stroll.
- Make a gift to Golisano Children’s Hospital.
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