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‘Warm Furry Friends’ Brings Comfort to the Home and Worksplace

‘Warm Furry Friends’ Brings Comfort to the Home and Worksplace

A growing pack of more than 14 “celebrity” pups provide warm, courteous smiles, and uplifting engagement to patients of all ages throughout the hospital and various off-site locations as part of our PETS Therapy Program—making them the perfect models for an adorable wall calendar to bring peace and comfort to the home or office.

From Patient to Volunteer: Richard Perez Receives National Award for Excellence in Public Service

From Patient to Volunteer: Richard Perez Receives National Award for Excellence in Public Service

Long-time Friends of Strong volunteer and liver-transplant recipient, Richard Perez, was chosen as one of only five unsung heroes from across the nation to receive the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Award for Outstanding Public Service—recognizing 15 years of his public service as a champion for Organ Donation and Transplantation, as well as being a source of comradery and support for fellow transplant patients and volunteers at Strong Memorial Hospital.

From Patient to Volunteer: Richard Perez to Receive Prestigious Honor

From Patient to Volunteer: Richard Perez to Receive Prestigious Honor

Long-time Friends of Strong volunteer and liver transplant recipient, Richard Perez, has been chosen as one of five people to receive a 2018 ESL Jefferson Award, which honors individuals for their contributions toward creating a better community throughout the Rochester region.

"Bear-y" Thoughtful Volunteers Sew 16,000+ Teddy Bears for Young Patients

"Bear-y" Thoughtful Volunteers Sew 16,000+ Teddy Bears for Young Patients

A 12-year ongoing collaboration between Friends of Strong and the residents of Legacy at Willow Pond senior living community in Penfield, N.Y. provides more than 16,000 hand-made teddy bears to help provide comfort for children at UR Medicine's Strong Memorial and Golisano Children's hospitals.

Advantage Federal Credit Union Collaboration 'Gives Back' for Patient Care

Advantage Federal Credit Union Collaboration 'Gives Back' for Patient Care

Advantage Federal Credit Union has donated $1,500 to Friends of Strong through its members' use of their Friends of Strong Debit Card.

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