Rochester Community Events

Beat Brain Cancer 5k

This 5k was created in memory of Desiree Stockholm, a nurse practitioner at Strong Memorial Hospital, and a courageous young woman who fought a rare form of brain cancer for almost two years. Although Desiree fought long and hard, she fought her battle the same way she lived her life. In her 31 years, she accomplished so much, including a Bachelor’s degree in nursing and a Master’s degree to become a nurse practitioner. Desiree was a well-loved nurse on high risk labor & deliv- ery at Strong for about 7 years before she became a nurse practitioner through the University of Rochester and worked with the stroke center. Desiree lived her life taking care of others and was loved by everyone. Her beautiful smile, kindness toward others, and her sense of humor made it easy to befriend her. So, in memory of Desiree and her willingness to help others, we have created this 5k to carry on her memory and give back to others. For the first year of this race, the money raised will go to the Golisano Children’s Hospital for a plaque to be put up on the 7th floor (oncology) in memory of Desiree. Our family has committed to raise $35,000 for this memoire to be placed. Please help us raise money for a great hospital and wonderful young woman! For more information about this event, please visit our Facebook page, Beat Brain Cancer 5k Run/1 Mile Walk or our race website at Signup at

Spaghetti Dinner

Enjoy a spaghetti dinner for $8, or add an Italian sausage for an additional $2. Desserts also available for purchase. Proceeds to benefit LINC Rochester. Wednesday, May 4th 4:30 – 7:30pm Concordia Lutheran Church 6601 4th Section Rd, Brockport, NY 14420

Junior League of Rochester Home Tour 2016

Tour homes of the Rochester community! Join the Junior League for our 2016 Home Tour on May 7th between 10 AM – 4 PM in the Cobbs Hill neighborhood. Your ticket purchase supports the volunteer efforts and community programs of the Junior League of Rochester. You can purchase tickets online ($20) or visit any area Wegmans ($25). 

Nuts for Mutts

NUTS FOR MUTTS RESCUE IS HAVING A SHOE DRIVE FUNDRAISER! Shoes must be in wearable condition (stains/scuffs are ok) shoes, sneakers, sandals, heels, boots, work boots, flip-flops & slippers all accepted. Men’s/Women’s/Children’s All sizes accepted! A bag of 25 pairs of shoes can help feed 6 of our rescue dogs for a week as well as, provide impoverished people an opportunity to be able to feed, clothe, and house their families buy building a micro-enterprise! DROP-OFF LOCATIONS: SHOE DRIVE RUNS FROM NOW UNTIL MAY 10TH Stay & Play - 426 Ridge Rd Webster 14580 Tails of Success - 999 East Ridge Rd Irondequoit 14621 Camp Bow Wow - 85 Mushroom Blvd, Henrietta, 14623 Lakewind Kennels - 2069 Ridgeway Ave Greece 14626

Rallying For a Reason.

The Monroe County Law Enforcement Association (MCLEA) will be holding a volleyball/doge ball tournament to benefit Challenger Miracle Field of Greater Rochester. This tournament will be held at Hot Shots Indoor Volleyball on May 14, 2016. The Tournament is called Rallying For a Reason.

Keller's Kats Rescue Paw it Forward Event

This event is FREE and open to the public. We will have many events for kids such as face painting, balloon sculpting, clowns, games, raffles and live music. There will be cats for adoption as well as over 35+ vendors and crafters. We will be having a Chicken BBQ and tickets are $12 they must be pre-purchased. We will also be collecting items for the Willow Domestic Violence Center please check our website at for more details. All money raised will go towards caring for animals that are at risk of euthanasia and "Special Needs" cats. If you want additional information contact us at or call Karla 585-802-6454.

Relay For Life American Cancer Society

Saturday June 4, 2016 
Webster Firemen’s Field 
35 South Ave, Webster, NY 14580 
Phone:(585) 872-9526

American Cancer Society's Celebrate Hope Gala

The American Cancer Society's Celebrate Hope Gala will be held at Monroe Golf Club on June 4th. There will be food, auction items and a great way to meet new people. The proceeds for this event will be going to the Golisano Hope Lodge which houses cancer patients and their care takers free of charge while they are undergoing treatment in Rochester, NY. 


Become part of a small art phenomenon in Rochester NY!
6x6x2016 June 4th - July 17, 2016

Artwork Entries due: April 17 or postmarked by April 16 Global Online Preview Begins: May 20 at 10am In Gallery Preview (no purchasing): May 30 - June 3, 12-9pm Opening Party & Artwork Sale: June 4, 4-10pm (admission: $15) 7:30pm raffle for buyer positions #1-20         8:00pm purchasing open for all other buyers Global Online Purchasing Begins: June 7 at 10am Artwork Purchase Price: $20 each Sold Out Artists' Names Revealed Online: July 1 Purchased Artwork Pick-Up: July 17 - 20, 12-6pm Rochester Contemporary Art Center's (RoCo) international small art phenomenon returns for the 9th year! Help us once again to build an incredible exhibition of thousands of artworks made and donated by celebrities, international & local artists, designers, college students, youths, and YOU. Each artwork must be 6x6 square inches (15cm) or mounted to a 6x6 board, signed only on the back, and exhibited anonymously. All entries will be accepted; exhibited in the gallery & online, and offered for sale to the public for $20 each (in the gallery and online for global purchasing) to benefit RoCo. Artist names will be revealed to the buyer upon purchase and all artworks remain on display through July 17, 2016. Sold Out artists' names will be revealed next to their work online on July 1. Artists may enter up to 4 artworks of any medium (2D or 3D) and there is no fee to enter. Limit 4 Artworks per elementary, middle, or highschool. Thank you for your participation!

Hope for Pets in Highland Park

 Join Rochester Hope for Pets in Highland Park on June 18th from 9AM-1PM to raise funds for pets and families facing veterinary emergencies. To Register: visit

All That Jazz Cigar Night

THE MDA All That Jazz Cigar Night will be held Locust Hill Country Club on June 23rd. The evening consits of premium cigars, spritis, great food, and cool jazz. 

Three Cancer Charities Collaborate on the Inaugural Kick Cancer 15K Race Series

Three Cancer Charities Collaborate on the Inaugural Kick Cancer 15K Race Series

Rochester, NY – 13thirty Cancer Connect, Anna’s Wish and Christopher’s Challenge are proud to announce a new collaborative race series.  Throughout the 2016 racing season, the three organizations will offer a discounted rate to runners participating in all three races.  The three individual 5K races will create the Kick Cancer 15K Race Series.  A special prize will be given to runners completing the series. As leaders in the field of adolescent and young adult cancer, 13thirty Cancer Connect proposed this unique series to other community cancer organizations in order to better leverage our community resources.  Anna’s Wish and Christopher’s Challenge shared the excitement and the Kick Cancer 15K Race Series materialized.  With participation at each 5K expected to increase, awareness will be heightened and the vision of a world without cancer will be clearer.  “We are all working toward the same goal,” said Lauren Spiker, Executive Director and Founder of 13thirty. “Together, we increase our impact.”The 4th Annual 13thirty Bandana Bolt 5K will take place in Seneca Park on Sunday, May 15, 2016; the 4th Annual Anna’s Wish 5K will take place in Black Creek Park on Sunday, June 19, 2016; Christopher’s Challenge 5K will take place in Webster Park on Sunday, August 14, 2016, the final leg of the Kick Cancer 15K Race Series. Our organizations welcome all Rochester area runners to join us as we continue to work toward a world without cancer. Participation in the Kick Cancer 15K Race Series will demonstrate our community’s commitment to helping our friends and neighbors battling this debilitating disease. For more information, contact Joshua Symer, 13thirty Special Events Coordinator, at (585) 563-6221 and visit our official race series Facebook page at

The mission of 13thirty Cancer Connect (formerly Melissa’s Living Legacy Teen Cancer Foundation) is to help teens and young adults age 13-30 live their very best lives by providing a comprehensive continuum of support throughout all stages of their cancer experience.  Visit us at:
The mission of Anna's Wish is to provide children dealing with pediatric cancer and their families gifts/services that they cannot obtain on their own.  Visit us at:

The mission of Christopher’s Challenge is to continue the lifesaving work of bone marrow transplants by typing potential donors through the National Marrow Donor Program.  Visit us at:

Gaffney Memorial Golf Tournament

Catholic Family Center is holding its 29th Annual Gaffney Memorial Golf Tournament Monday August 15, 2016 at Irondequoit Country Club. This Charity Tournament directly supports services for more than 32,000 of our neighbors in the greater Rochester community regardless of their religions or ethic background. The single golf package includes: lunch, practice range, golf, dinner, cocktails, & silent auction. There are many opportunities for sponsorship. If interested please contact Cheryl Marshall at 585-262-7172 or
Friday, September 30, Academy Award, Golden Globe Award and BAFTA-Award winning actor and Mental Health Advocate, Richard Dreyfuss will speak at the eighth annual Hope & Recovery Luncheon at the Rochester Riverside Convention Center at 11:30am. East House’s Celebration of Hope & Recovery Luncheon is an initiative to highlight the efforts of those living with mental illness and/or substance use disorder to live satisfying and productive lives. Reservations are $75 and VIP reservations, which will lend an opportunity to meet Mr. Dreyfuss at a VIP reception, are $175. For more information about reservations or sponsorships, please visit our website. East House is a private, non-profit agency serving individuals with mental illness and substance use disorder with the goal of helping them to live independent and fulfilling lives. Through a network of services, which includes supported housing and care coordination as well as education and employment programs, more than 1,300 clients and families benefit from East House each year. Since 1966, East House has been offering personalized care that meets each person’s needs while advocating for the better understanding and acceptance of mental health and substance use issues in the community. Through our 11 locations, we continue to move lives forward each day.

Rochester Riverside Convention Center
123 E. Main Street, Rochester, NY 14604
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