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Kringle Krawl raises over $9K for cancer research

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The 8th annual Kringle Krawl for a Cause, an established Rochester ugly sweater bar “krawl,” was held on December 2nd and raised $9,500 for two local charities. The bar crawl, organized by Debbie Pavicic, brought more than 200 “krawlers” together for a festive day of fundraising and holiday spirit.

Proceeds from this year’s event went to the Pancreatic Cancer Association of Western NY, whose mission is to create awareness, raise funds, and advocate for those affected by pancreatic cancer, and ROCovery Fitness, a supportive community of physically active individuals committed to creating an environment of healing and recovery. Both organizations positively impact the Rochester community by addressing critical health-related issues. 

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The event’s history of charitable giving is impressive, having previously supported organizations such as the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Rochester, NY, Camp Good Days, Badge of Honor Association, Gates to Recovery, Meg’s Gift, Pirate Toy Fund, and Open Door Mission. With the generous support of donors, sponsors, Kringle Krawlers, and Retro Revivers, an additional yearly event hosted by this team, over $56,000 has been raised. 

Pavicic expressed her gratitude, stating, “The Kringle Krawl’s success is a testament to the kindness and generosity of our community. We are proud to continue our tradition of giving back and supporting organizations that make Rochester a better place.”

The annual Kringle Krawl has become a beloved Rochester tradition, combining holiday cheer, quirky fashion, and a commitment to philanthropy. Each year, the event has grown with tickets selling out in advance. For more information about the Kringle Krawl and its charitable efforts, please visit