Craft Beer Fundraiser will benefit Friends of Strong

Artisanal brews and gourmet bar snacks from Marty’s Meats will highlight the event

August 19, 2013

Friends of Strong will debut a new fundraiser on from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, at Roc Brewing Company, 56 South Union Street, Rochester. Tickets are $30 each.

Guests will sample a flight of four beers and an additional half-pint from Roc Brewing Company’s slate of hand-crafted lagers and ales. Complimentary snacks will be available from Rochester Public Market legend Marty’s Meats—best known for serving up juicy treats-to-go on skewers.

Friends of Strong Director Louise Criticos said, “At our annual wine gala in February, our beer tasting table was such a big success, we felt it would be a fun opportunity to welcome a new generation of young professionals who appreciate well-crafted beers and care about supporting a wonderful cause like the patients and families at Strong Memorial Hospital. Our volunteers have worked very hard to help make sure this is an event we will be able to bring back year after year.”

Round-trip airlines tickets will be among the items offered at a silent auction. Seating is limited, so attendees are urged to purchase tickets early. Tickets are available online at https://giving.rochester.edu/olc/pub/URO/onlinegiving/showGivingForm.jsp?form_id=154102 and Visa, MasterCard and Discover Card are accepted. Tickets may also be purchased with cash or check at Friends of Strong, located just off the lobby of Strong Memorial Hospital, 601 Elmwood Avenue, Rochester.  Contact them at (585) 275-2420 or visit their website at http://www.urmc.rochester.edu/friends-of-strong/.

Free parking is available at Roc Brewing Company. All proceeds from the event benefit patients and families at Strong Memorial Hospital.

You must be 21 years of age or older to attend this event.

Friends of Strong supports the mission and goals of Strong Memorial Hospital at the University of Rochester Medical Center by raising funds and providing volunteer services that enhance patient care.

For Media Inquiries:
Carole Dowling
(585) 275-0258
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