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Friends of Strong Volunteers Create Countless Smiles

Friends of Strong Volunteers Create Countless Smiles

Impactful contributions throughout UR Medicine’s Strong Hospital aren’t always about dollars and cents; they’re about hearts and minds. Sporting their maroon smocks or blue polo shirts, men and women spanning various generations attend to the needs of our patients and their families each and every day—all as part of the Friends of Strong Volunteer program.

Say ‘Hi’ to Our New Friends: Local Youth Volunteer for Strong

Say ‘Hi’ to Our New Friends: Local Youth Volunteer for Strong

Nearly 300 area high school students interested in getting a taste of working in health care recently joined the ranks of the Friends of Strong volunteer program.

Run, Walk, or Pledge to Support Transplant Patients on April 12

Run, Walk, or Pledge to Support Transplant Patients on April 12

This is the 14th year where runners, walkers, and supporters come out to celebrate transplant recipients and organ donors at the River Run/Walk 5K in Genesee Valley Park.

The annual event, sponsored by the Friends of Strong Memorial Hospital and the hospital’s transplant units, benefits transplant patients who are awaiting or recovering from organ transplant surgery. Donations and other proceeds help them pay for expenses associated with lifelong care, such as life-saving medications and travel expenses.

New Friends of Strong Website Aims to Support Blood Drives & SMH

New Friends of Strong Website Aims to Support Blood Drives & SMH

new feature for UR Medicine Blood Drives has been added to the Friends of Strong website. This site is home to information about upcoming drives, how you can register, and tips for first-time donors.

Local Authors’ Book Signing to Benefit Friends of Strong’s Patient Care Initiatives

Local Authors’ Book Signing to Benefit Friends of Strong’s Patient Care Initiatives

Vicky Ruppert and Ann Henderberg haven’t been best friends for a lifetime, but you certainly wouldn’t know it. Their book, “Singing in the Rain: Weathering the Storm of Dementia with Humor, Love, and Patience,” chronicles the last three years of their husbands’ battles with dementia, as they act as each other’s support system through countless e-mails and journal entries.