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Welcome to Friends of Strong

What is Friends of Strong?

Friends of Strong is a dynamic volunteer organization which advances the mission of Strong Memorial Hospital. Nearly 1,500 volunteers contributed more than 125,000 hours by:

  • Providing services to patients, families, and visitors through our various volunteer services
  • Promoting the hospital in the community
  • Raising money to support patient care needs

We invite everyone to become involved! There are many activities that need to be done—from assisting in the Family Waiting Room, volunteering in the Main Lobby, organizing fundraisers, or working with patients directly.

Our employees and volunteers are wonderful people who are making a difference in patients' lives. We take the opportunity to boast about them whenever we can.

Every day.  Every year.  Every purchase you make at the Friends of Strong Gift and Specialty Shops, Finger Lakes Coffee Roasters, and other Friends of Strong fundraising events helps support patient- and family-centered care initiatives at Strong.  Since 1975, Friends of Strong has given more than $14 million to departments and programs throughout UR Medicine's Strong Memorial Hospital.

For more information about volunteer opportunities, please call the Friends of Strong office at (585) 275-2420 or email us at