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Run, Walk, Cycle or Pledge Your Support for Patients at Strong

Run, Walk, Cycle or Pledge Your Support for Patients at Strong

Friends of Strong proudly supports the 19th annual Rochester River Run/Walk 5K, supporting heart, liver, kidney and pancreas transplant patients at Strong Memorial Hospital. Virtual this year, participants can run or walk their own race course at any time between October 1 and 18. For those avid runners, walkers and cyclists, there's also a separate, long-distance virtual race benefiting Friends of Strong: "One NY Cares," invites folks to sign up and log their cumulative miles to equal the distance between New York and other east-coast cities by Dec. 24.

Showing Our Appreciation for Front Line Staff via New Coffee Initiative

Showing Our Appreciation for Front Line Staff via New Coffee Initiative

Friends of Strong launches initiative to provide complimentary coffee to front line staff during the month of June—chipping in $1,000 of seed funding to begin rolling deliveries of the much-appreciated refreshment to units and teams.

Share the Warmth: A Coat Drive for Patients in Need

Share the Warmth: A Coat Drive for Patients in Need

Help us provide a warm coat to patients in need. In anticipation of the cold Rochester winter that lies ahead, as well as great success last year, Friends of Strong is again teaming up with the Emergency Department to host a winter coat drive for adult male patients awaiting discharge. Many women’s coats are on-hand from last year’s drive—although men’s coats remain an urgent need.

Inspiring Volunteers Recognized for Unwavering Commitment to Patients, Community

Inspiring Volunteers Recognized for Unwavering Commitment to Patients, Community

They are the first faces our patients and visitors see when they enter Strong West, and they often are the last people a patient sees before going home from Strong Hospital. They give toys to pediatric patients, and often bring homemade desserts to share with staff. They provide comfort and hope in a gentle and reassuring way. They are our hospital volunteers, and their service to our community speaks volumes.

Friends of Strong Welcomes Record Number of High School Students to the URMC Family

Friends of Strong Welcomes Record Number of High School Students to the URMC Family

Thirty-one departments and units across Strong Memorial Hospital answered the call and, this week Friends of Strong welcomes its largest cohort of summer high school volunteers in the program’s 29 year history. Ages 14-18, 311 ambitious young students will spend the next eight weeks enhancing the patient care experience. Read more about some of the stand-out kids joining the URMC team this week.

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