Patient Care

Harbor House Home-Away-From-Home Benefit is Sept. 29

Sep. 18, 2018
Fundraiser supports home for people traveling to URMC for critical, transplant care
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Rochester’s home-away-from-home for seriously ill patients will get a boost from the community during the “And the Beat Goes On…” benefit dinner for Harbor House of Rochester. 

The event is 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, at Monroe Golf Club and is the main source of funding for the home, which supports families of patients who travel long distances for UR Medicine heart and organ transplant and other critical care

The evening includes grazing stations along with raffles and auctions for artwork, jewelry, golf outings and trips, including a seaplane ride over the Finger Lakes and an Adirondacks adventure. WROC News 8 anchor Maureen McGuire is the emcee.

Funds will be used to keep the home, located in the Mount Hope Neighborhood, affordable for families supporting loved ones hospitalized at Strong Memorial Hospital. Organizers hope to raise more than $50,000 to help cover operating expenses for the coming year.

“Harbor House is an amazing resource for out-of-town patients and families that travel long distances for care only available from UR Medicine specialists,” said Rob Kochik, president of the Harbor House Board of Directors. “Our staff and volunteers offer a comfortable and supportive environment for them to rest and rejuvenate, so they can be at their best while supporting their hospitalized loved one.”

Advance tickets are $75 per person and are available at or by calling (585) 473-1779.