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Share the Warmth: A Coat Drive for Patients in Need

Share the Warmth: A Coat Drive for Patients in Need

In anticipation of the cold Rochester winter that lies ahead, we're again teaming up with the Emergency Department to host a winter coat drive to provide a warm coat to patients in need who are awaiting discharge from the hospital, and you too can help make this annual initiative a success by donating a new or gently used men’s winter coat at one of our conveniently-located collection bins at URMC and in Penfield.

Chance Encounter Leads New Group of Friends to Donate 3000+ Teddy Bears

Chance Encounter Leads New Group of Friends to Donate 3000+ Teddy Bears

Several skilled and generous ladies from Fairport’s Legends at Whitney Senior Apartment Community were among the first to donate hand-sewn face masks via our pop-up donation center back in March 2020, and before long that chance encounter in the earliest days of the pandemic led to this new group of friends stepping up to keep our long-running teddy bears initiative—which provides comfort and support to pediatric patients throughout Strong Memorial and Golisano Children’s hospitals—going strong. 

Friends of Strong Welcomes New Volunteer Program Manager

Friends of Strong Welcomes New Volunteer Program Manager

A familiar face to our volunteers throughout the past four years, Karen Keating is our newly appointed Volunteer Program Manager, overseeing many new beginnings and enhancements to our volunteer program. She will be joined by existing and new colleagues, Nance Lazarek and Cory Dagen, as they work together to support our evolving volunteer programs.

Seeking Secret Santas for Strong's Baby Love Program: A Holiday Tradition Continues

Seeking Secret Santas for Strong's Baby Love Program: A Holiday Tradition Continues

Departments, teams and individuals throughout the University of Rochester and Strong Memorial Hospital generously step up each year to help make a difference for young families enrolled in the Baby Love and Building Healthy Children programs through our Social Work and Patient and Family Services Division. We invite you to join us in contributing to this meaningful cause this holiday season.

Our Therapy Dogs Show Us Their Best with Fifth Annual Wall Calendar Fundraiser

Our Therapy Dogs Show Us Their Best with Fifth Annual Wall Calendar Fundraiser

Our ever-popular Pet Therapy Dog wall calendar—2022 edition—is now available at the Friends of Strong Gift Shop. Featuring our ever-growing pack of 19 "celebrity" pups who provide uplifting comfort and engagement to patients of all ages, this adorable calendar benefits patient- and family-centered care initiatives throughout Strong Memorial Hospital.