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Seeking Secret Santas for Strong's Baby Love Program

Seeking Secret Santas for Strong's Baby Love Program

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 program coordinated 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.

Strong's PETS Therapy Dogs Show Us Their Best in 2023 Benefit Wall Calendar

Strong's PETS Therapy Dogs Show Us Their Best in 2023 Benefit Wall Calendar

Featuring our popular pack of 17 "celebrity" pups, our adorable 2023 Pet Therapy Dog wall calendar is now available at the Friends of Strong Gift Shop. These much-loved canines have become a staple of our volunteer programs over the past 23 years—providing comfort and joy to patients of all ages.

Pre-Black Friday Holiday Market Returns

Pre-Black Friday Holiday Market Returns

Beat the Black Friday crowds, get a head start on your shopping, and find unique, one-of-a-kind gifts for your friends and loved ones, while also helping support patient- and family-centered care initiatives throughout Strong Memorial Hospital.

Thank YOU for Another Successful Coat Drive

Thank YOU for Another Successful Coat Drive

Over the past several months, Friends of Strong, together with the Hospital’s Emergency Department, the Department of Pediatrics, Advantage Federal Credit Union—and many of you—accomplished another successful winter coat drive for patients in need.

Rochester River Run/Walk (Virtual) 5K Fundraiser Returns April 3

Rochester River Run/Walk (Virtual) 5K Fundraiser Returns April 3

Run, walk or pledge your support to assist patients awaiting and recovering from heart, liver, kidney or pancreas transplant surgery at Strong. You can run or walk the virtual race from any location you choose: Your very own race course, at your own pace, and time it yourself!