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Volunteers Recognized for Unwavering Commitment to Patients, Community

Volunteers Recognized for Unwavering Commitment to Patients, Community

Join us in saying thanks to all of our volunteers—especially those who were recently recognized for their selfless and inspiring commitment to our community at our 2018 Volunteer Awards celebration.

Slice of History: Friends of Strong Celebrates $1 Million Milestone, Efforts to Enhance Patient Care

Slice of History: Friends of Strong Celebrates $1 Million Milestone, Efforts to Enhance Patient Care

For the first time ever, Friends of Strong is giving $1 million to support patient care programs throughout Strong Memorial Hospital in a single year—breaking all previous funding records. Hundreds of patrons and supporters gathered to celebrate and enjoy a piece of cake as a special thanks for helping us reach this milestone.

‘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.