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Training Program Expands, Earns National Recognition with Support from Friends of Strong

Training Program Expands, Earns National Recognition with Support from Friends of Strong

For those experiencing cardiac arrest, the difference between life and death may be determined by the unflinching skills of their health care providers. That reality changed the way we train our front-line staff to respond to such events. And it also won national recognition from the American Heart Association.

Friends of Strong, URMC Recognized for Unparalleled Support of Red Cross Blood Drives

Friends of Strong, URMC Recognized for Unparalleled Support of Red Cross Blood Drives

Since 2006, Friends of Strong has sponsored 433 blood drives at various URMC facilities in our region, allowing the American Red Cross to collect 23,972 red blood units and help more than 72,000 local patients. As a result of their long-standing commitment and sponsorship, FOS and URMC have been named recipients of the 2019 Samuel J. Stabins Blood Services Award. 

Going Strong: Volunteer Bud Wesley Recognized for Decades of Service to Patients and Families

Going Strong: Volunteer Bud Wesley Recognized for Decades of Service to Patients and Families

Long-time Friends of Strong volunteer Bud Wesley recognized with a 2019 Health Care Volunteer Achievement Award by the Rochester Business Journal, shares the dedication that brings him joy while serving others.

New Flair, Leadership at the Friends of Strong Gift Shop

New Flair, Leadership at the Friends of Strong Gift Shop

The prospect of finding a replacement following the retirement of our long-time Gift Shop manager, Helen Hess, late last year, seemed daunting, but the stars were aligned. Without skipping a beat, Friends of Strong was able to bring in an equally well-experienced Gift Shop Manager, Luanne Crosby, who comes to us with more than 25 years of retail management experience, including owning her own gift shop for more than 10 years. Take a few minutes with us to get to know her and hear her hopes for the Friends of Strong Gift Shop.

Start Your Holiday Shopping at the Friends of Strong Pre-Black Friday Sale

Start Your Holiday Shopping at the Friends of Strong Pre-Black Friday Sale

Jump into the season—Beat the Black Friday crowds, get a head start on your holiday shopping, and enter for a chance to win one of the many fabulous prizes up for grabs (including roundtrip airline tickets) at the Friends of Strong Pre-Black Friday Sale.