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2013

July 2013 – FSW Golf Tournament
June 2013 – Flaherty’s Three Flags Inn "Four Leaf Clover Cash"
April 2013 – Hike for Life

2011

August 2011 – Typed 10 people at the 6th annual Federation of Social Workers Golf Tournament at Greystone; 20 people typed at the Fairport Music Festival.
July 2011 – Paid rent and heat/electric bills for patients’ family - $1,475.00
July 2011 – Purchased a recumbent exercise bicycle for The Bone Marrow Unit at Strong
June 2011 – Typed 6 people at the Salvatore’s Pizzeria & Pub Fundraiser and raised $89.95.
May 2011 – Typed 50 people at a drive at the Bone Marrow Unit at Strong and 25 people at a drive at Albion High School.
April 2011 – Typed 17 people at a drive organized by a senior at Wayne Central High School. Typed 42 people at a drive at University at Buffalo.
March 2011 – Typed 84 peopled at Irondequoit High School and 20 people at the 10th annual Hike for Life at Eastview Mall.
February 2011 – Cupid’s Challenge Drive at WebTitle. Typed 80 people.
January 2011 – Basketball Tournament with Eastside. Typed 14 potential donors.

2010

November 2010 – Typed 22 people at The Federation of Social Workers bone marrow drive
November 2010 – Bought 2 laptop computers for patients/families for The Bone Marrow Unit at Strong ($925.58)
October 2010 – Raised $100.00 at Macy’s Shop For A Cause Day
August 2010 – Typed 2 donors at the Golf Tournament and 41 at Fairport Canal Days
August 2010 – Raised $205.92 at the Uno Fundraiser
July 2010 – Typed 5 donors at picnic in Palmyra
April 2010 – Typed 44 donors
March 2010 – Raised $9,676.00 and typed 25 people at our Annual Hike For Life at Eastview Mall.
February 2010 – Typed 38 people at Newark Hospital.
January 2010 – Typed 8 people at the basketball tournament.

2009

December 2009 – Typed 57 people at Monroe #1 BOCES.
November 2009 – Bowling Fundraiser at Empire Lanes, raised $245.00.
November 2009 – Typed 128 people at Rochester General Hospital.
August 2009 – Federation of Social Workers Golf Tournament. Paid for 9 people to be typed.
July 2009 – Raised $212.50 at the Wild Hearts Catamaran Fundraiser and $260.00 at the Fundraiser at WISH.
July 2009 – Paid $476.42 for patient’s Time Warner bill.
May 2, 2009 – Typed 7 people at Webster Community Center and 21 people at Strong.
April 1, 2009 – Chicago Uno Grill fundraiser, raised $220.00.
March 1, 2009 – First bowling fundraiser at Empire Lanes, raised $785.00.
February 2009 – Typed 132 people at a drive at The Methodist Church in Batavia, NY.
January 2009 – Typed 165 potential donors at our 6th annual basketball tourney/auction. Typed 97 potential donors at a drive at Greece Arcadia High School.

2008

December 2008 – Typed 27 potential donors at Penfield High School.
October 2008 – Typed 7 donors at a drive at Finger Lakes Gaming and Racetrack and $2,031.00 was awarded as part of the fundraiser.
September 2008 – Paid for 36 donors at a drive at Lake Pleasant School. Paid for 16 donors at a drive held at Rome Free Academy, Rome, NY.
August 2008 - $852.00 raised by the McQuaid Jesuit Track and Field team.
August 2008 – Paid for $200.00 in gas cards for parents of child in the bone marrow unit who live out of town and couldn’t pay for gas to visit their child.
August 2008 – 3rd annual golf tourney at Webster Golf Club. Typed 7 donors.
July 2008 – Paid $2,114.51 for parent of patient’s bills (car loan, heat and phone).
March 2008 – Typed 19 donors at a drive at Rochester General Hospital.
March 2008 – Typed 64 people at a drive at Penfield High School and 104 people at SUNY Albany.
February 2008 - Typed 30 people at community drives at Xerographics and CURE.
January 2008 - Held the 5th annual basketball tourney/auction. Typed 14 people.

2007

December 2007 – Typed 25 people at a drive at Bausch & Lomb.
December 2007 – Paid $1,694.42 for heat/gas bill for patient’s family.
November 2007 – Typed 143 people in Syracuse.
September 2007 – Typed 27 potential donors at the Teddy Bear Parade at the Seneca Park Zoo and 7 at Rochester Chinese Church.
August 2007 – Typed 26 potential donors at the 2nd annual Golf Tournament at Webster Golf Club
July 2007 – Typed 9 potential donors at The Ten Ugly Men Festival
March 2007 – Supported a drive at Noyes Hospital in Dansville, NY, and typed 73 potential donors.
March 2007 – Sponsored a drive at Webster Schroeder HS and typed 96 potential donors.
March 2007 – Supported patient costs in The Bone Marrow Unit at Strong for $614.00.
February 2007 – Sponsored a drive at Fairbanks Elementary School in Churchville-Chili. Typed 446 potential donors at a cost of $17,376.00.
January 2007 – 4th annual basketball tournament and auction. Paid for the typing of 13 potential donors.
January 2007 – Paid $1,600 for patient needs.

2006

November 2006 - Hike for Life. Bought a blanket warmer valued at $4,500 and 20 dvds for the patients in the Bone Marrow Unit at Strong.
September 2006 – Typed 20 potential donors at the Seneca Park Zoo.
August 2006 – Typed 58 potential donors at Webster Golf Club
June 2006 – Paid for 513 potential donors to be tested at The First Bible Baptist Church, Greece, NY
June 2006 – Paid $709.75 for chemotherapy drug patient needed at Strong that was not covered by insurance.
June 2006 – Bought a dvd/flatscreen tv/gamecube unit for The Bone Marrow Unit at Strong ($3,125.00).
June 2, 2006 – Paid for the typing of 85 donors at the Rochester Greek Festival.
March 2006 – Paid for 21 potential donors at drive at UofR.
March 2006 – Paid patient at Strong’s expenses - $319.40.
March 2006 – Donated dvds to Bone Marrow Unit at Strong.
February 2006 – Paid for the typing of 11 donors at The University of Buffalo and 18 donors at Cornell University.
January 2006 – 3rd annual basketball tournament/auction. Paid for the typing of 26 potential donors at St. John Fisher and Thomas HS.

2005

December 2005 - Bought televisions and dvd units for every room in the Bone Marrow Unit at Strong.
November 6, 2005 – Annual Hike for Life at Mendon Ponds Park with The Blood and Marrow Transplant Program at Strong. Over $10,000 was raised.
October 23, 2005 – Paid for the typing of 20 people at a bone marrow drive at Temple B’rith Kodesh.
September 2005 – Seventh Annual Christopher’s Bear Parade with CURE Childhood Cancer Association at the Seneca Park Zoo.
June 2, 2005 – Paid for typing of 58 people at a bone marrow drive in Greece (Mike Lipton).
April 2005 – Paid $500 to Strong for patient’s typing of siblings.
April 2005 – Paid $500 to Strong for patient whose insurance would not cover medications.
March 2005 – Purchased 2 recliners for The Bone Marrow Unit at Strong ($1,788.00)
February 2005 – Paid bill for patient for reimmunizations that insurance did not cover ($78.05)
January 2005 – Bought one rollaway bed ($168.16) for The Marrow Unit at Strong.
January 2005 – Paid for the typing of 47 people at St. John Fisher and Thomas High School
Partial payment to two patients for reimbursement of drugs used for graft vs. host disease ($500).
Bought laptop computer ($1,425.00) for The Bone Marrow Unit at Strong.

2004

December 2004 – Drive at Monroe Community College, 20 donors typed.
November, 2004 - 5th Annual Hike For Life at Irondequoit Mall, co-sponsored with The Blood and Marrow Transplant Program at Strong Memorial Hospital. Raised over $14,000.
November 2004 – 82 donors typed at a drive at Cornell University.
September 11, 2004 Drive at the Holidome – 63 donors typed.
March 2004 – Paid for the typing of 40 donors at Colgate University.
January 2004 – Paid $266.00 to Strong Memorial Hospital for patient’s sibling’s typing that insurance did not cover.
January 9-11, 2004 – First Annual Christopher’s Challenge/CYP Basketball Tournament, Silent Auction. $21,500 was raised, 33 people typed.
Bought movies and playstations for the Bone Marrow Unit at Strong.

2003

November 2003 – Fourth annual Hike for Life at Irondequoit Mall, co-sponsored with The Blood and Marrow Transplant Program at Strong Memorial Hospital. Raised over $12,000. Bone marrow drive held, typed 26 potential bone marrow donors.
September 2003 – Fifth Annual Christopher’s Bear Parade held at the Seneca Park Zoo. Co-sponsored with CURE Childhood Cancer Association. 9 potential donors typed at the bone marrow drive.
April 2003 – Send “Lessons Learned” Manual to doctor in Rochester holding a drive for a friend.

2002

September 2002 – Fourth Annual Christopher’s Bear Parade held at the Seneca Park Zoo. Co-sponsored with CURE Childhood Cancer Association. 105 potential donors typed at the bone marrow drive held there.
September 2002 – 52 potential donors typed at the Holidome.
August 2002 – 18 potential donors were typed at a drive at Frontier Field and 4 typed at James Madison.
July 2002 - $2,000 was paid to The Blood Center of SE WI Inc. for chimerism tests for patients at Strong Memorial Hospital.
July 2002 – 3rd annual Hike for Life at Highland Park co-sponsored with The Blood and Marrow Transplant Program at Strong Memorial Hospital. $11,000 was raised.
April 2002 – Sponsored two bone marrow drives – one at Strong Memorial Hospital where 42 potential donors were typed and one at Webster Community Center in memory of Matthew Marino where 74 people were typed.
March 2002 – 41 donors were typed at the University of Rochester Wilson Common; 4 donors typed at a bone marrow drive held at SUNY at Binghamton.

2001

November 2001 – 12 donors typed at bone marrow drive at the American Red Cross in Rochester, NY.
October 2001 - 2nd Hike for Life at Highland Park co-sponsored with The Blood and Transplant Program at Strong Memorial Hospital. $10,000 was raised.
September 2001 – Third Annual Christopher’s Bear Parade held at the Seneca Park Zoo. Co-sponsored with CURE Childhood Cancer Association.
August 2001 – Eastman Savings and Loan donated $2,500.00 for sponsorship on Bishop Kearney High School’s website.
August 2001 – Worked at a Rhinos Game at Frontier Field. $265.00 was raised.
July 2001 – Paid $574.00 to Strong Memorial Hospital for a patient’s sibling’s tissue typing costs.
May 2001 – Sponsored Bone Marrow Drive at Eastview Mall where 59 people were typed.
April 2001 – Paid $494.00 to Strong Memorial Hospital for two patients’ tissue typing costs.

2000

November 2000 – Paid $122.00 to Strong Memorial Hospital for a local patient’s tissue typing costs.
November 2000 – Provided two copies of the “Lessons Learned” Manual for the New England Marrow Donor Program.
November 2000 – Co-sponsored bone marrow drive with Strong Memorial Hospital. 143 people were typed with the support of Christopher’s Challenge.
October 2000 – Hike for Life held at Ellison Park co-sponsored with the Bone Marrow Unit at Strong Memorial Hospital. This two-mile journey raised $9,990.
September 2000 – Second Annual Christopher’s Bear Parade held at the Seneca Park Zoo. Co-sponsored with CURE Childhood Cancer Association. A bone marrow drive was added this year. Christopher’s Challenge paid for the typing of 39 people.
March 2000 – fundraiser at Pellegrino’s Deli, raised $250.00.
January 2000 – fundraising efforts by WMCC, a radio station at Monroe Community College, raised $862.06.

1999

December 1999 – paid $3,000 to Memorial Sloan Kettering for a local patient’s tissue typing costs.
November 1999 - two bone marrow drives were held in the Rochester community. Co-sponsored with Strong Memorial Hospital. Over 300 people attended these drives and all costs of typing of blood samples were paid for by Christopher’s Challenge.
September 1999 – “Christopher’s Bear Parade” at the Seneca Park Zoo, co-sponsored with CURE Childhood Cancer. September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. This event consists of a teddy bear parade, entertainment by Gary the Happy Pirate and goodie bags for the participants.
August 1999 – “Lessons Learned . . . A Guide for Organizing A Successful Bone Marrow Drive” drafted. This manual takes a step-by-step approach to holding a bone marrow drive. This in-depth guide can be distributed to families and/or friends wanting to hold a bone marrow drive.
July 1999 – paid $200 to Strong Memorial Hospital for a local patient’s tissue typing costs.
June 1999 – Fundraiser held at Dentico’s Restaurant - $1,230.00 raised.