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Team Upstate sets schedule of Spring activities, volunteer opportunities

Interested in beginning or increasing participation in volunteer opportunities?

Upstate Medical University’s Team Upstate can help as it works to increase the number of Upstate employees and students who engage in activities that benefit the Central New York community.

Formed in 2003, Team Upstate also promotes public awareness of the university’s contributions to the community. Along the way, Team Upstate has earned numerous awards and other kudos for team participation in community outreach activities.

Below are a few Team Upstate volunteer opportunities for winter and spring 2018:

Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Throughout the year, Children’s Miracle Network Hospital’s retail campaigns support our pediatric patients. For more information contact Upstate Foundation, 315-464-4416 https://www.facebook.com/The-Upstate-Foundation-960239067380725

Tuesday, Feb. 6. Father Daughter Valentine Ball. Art & Home Center, New York State Fairgrounds, 581 State Fair Blvd. Syracuse. To benefit pediatric cancer services at Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital. For more information, call 315-464-4416

Wednesday, Feb. 7. Black History Month Opening Ceremony. Upstate Medical University will offer informative, insightful and entertaining events throughout February in celebration of the month.

Thursday and Friday, March 1, 2 Upstate Foundation Radiothon for Kids. Live from the lobby of Upstate University Hospital Downtown Campus. Sponsored by iHeart Media Group and the Upstate Foundation. For more information, call 315-464-4416.

Friday, April 13. Mystery, Malt and Merlot. Finger Lakes Ballroom, Marriott Syracuse Downtown, 100 E. Onondaga St., Syracuse. An evening of craft beer and wine tasting, dinner, auction and mystery to solve. Sponsored by The Advocates for Upstate Medical University. To benefit the new Adolescent Psychiatry Department at Upstate’s Downtown Campus. For more information, call 315-464-5610

Saturday, April 21 Heart Walk. Registration and activities begin at 8 a.m. Onondaga Community College, 4585 W. Seneca Turnpike, Syracuse. 3-mile walk/run to benefit the American Heart Association. For more information, call 315-464-483.

Friday, May 4. Strikes Against Stroke. Flamingo Bowl, 7239 Oswego Rd., Liverpool. Bowling event to benefit the Upstate University Hospital Stroke Fund.

Saturday, May 12. Great Strides for Cystic Fibrosis. Long Branch Park, 106 Lake Dr., Liverpool. Three-mile run/walk to benefit the CNY Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and support the Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital Pulmonary and Cystic Fibrosis Center. For more information, call 315-464-6135.

Saturday, June 2. Paige’s Butterfly Run. Federal Building Plaza, Clinton Square, Syracuse. Run/walk to benefit the Dr. William J. Waters Center for Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders at Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital. For more information, call Upstate Foundation, 315-464-4416.

Sunday, June 3. National Cancer Survivors’ Day. Rosamond Gifford Zoo, One Conservation Place, Syracuse. Annual Celebration of Life event for cancer survivors and guests. For more information, call 315-464-3605. To RSVP (available in the spring), call 315-464-8668.

June TBA. J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge. Onondaga Lake Parkway, Liverpool. 3.5-mile team road race. For more information, call 315-464-4565.

Wednesday, June 20. The Towsley Pro-Am. Shenendoah Golf Club, Turning Stone Resort and Casino, 5218 Patrick Rd., Verona. This tournament pairs foursomes with CNY PGA professional golfer. To benefit needs at Upstate University Hospital’s Community campus. Hosted by Upstate Foundation. For more information, call 315-464-4416.

Saturday, June 30 Annual Garden Party. Buttonwood Grove Winery 5986 State Route 89 Romulus. To benefit the Carol M. Baldwin Breast Cancer Research Fund of CNY and support grants awarded to Upstate Medical University research for breast cancer. For more information, call 315-464-4263.

Blood Drives. Visit Drives for a complete list of dates and locations. www.upstate.edu/blood

Visit Team Upstate, for more information about volunteer opportunities and to view the Team Upstate photo gallery.

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