Friends of Strong


Each year funds raised from a combination of special events and ongoing fundraisers are given back to the hospital to enhance patient care and purchase equipment. Departments request needed items, and Friends of Strong Council determine how funds will be allocated. This is possible due to the hard work and dedication of Friends of Strong employees and volunteers.

Upcoming Events

Beer Tasting

Oct. 18:
Friends of Strong Beer & Food Pairing
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Past Events

Craft Beer Tasting

Friends of Strong first Craft Beer Tasting was held Saturday, September 14, 2013 at Roc Brewing Co. The event included 4 tastings and a half pint. Light hors d'oeuvres were provided by Marty's Meats. A silent auction and drawing were also held. Funds raised will benefit patient care at Strong.

Rochester River Run/Walk 5K

Running at River Run/Walk

On Sunday, April 6, 2014 Friends of Strong and the Transplant Unit hosted its Thirteenth Annual Rochester River Run/Walk 5k at Genesee Valley Park. Great refreshments were provided by local businesses and prizes were awarded to both runners and walkers in various categories. Funds raised will be used to ease financial hardship for patients undergoing transplant. View race results

2014 Gala Wine Tasting

2012 Gala Wine Tasting

On Friday, February 14, 2014, Friends of Strong hosted their 23rd Annual Gala Wine Tasting at the Hyatt Regency Rochester. There were more than 300 red and white domestic and imported wines and champagnes to taste. In addition to wonderful wines, cheeses, breads, warm hors d'oeuvres, and desserts were offered.

Music was provided by the Matt Valerio Trio. There was also a silent auction and raffle of donated items.

For committee membership or donations, please call the Friends of Strong office at (585) 275-2420 or Email Us

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You Can Make a Difference

Call (585) 275-2420, or visit our volunteering site for more information.