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Getting Back to the Future: FOS Welcomes High School Volunteers Following Hiatus

Getting Back to the Future: FOS Welcomes High School Volunteers Following Hiatus

Following a three-year pandemic-caused hiatus, Friends of Strong this week welcomes a modest group of ambitious high school students back to the hospital as part of their summer volunteer program.

With New and Familiar Faces, Friends of Strong Volunteer Program is ‘On the Rise’

With New and Familiar Faces, Friends of Strong Volunteer Program is ‘On the Rise’

Friends of Strong reflects on the silver linings of a tumultuous two years as we celebrate National Volunteer Appreciation Week and look forward to continued growth of our much-loved volunteer program which hosts hundreds of volunteers from the greater Rochester area each year. Read more about our program and meet several of our most faithful volunteers.

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!

Share the Warmth: A Coat Drive for Patients in Need

Share the Warmth: A Coat Drive for Patients in Need

In anticipation of the cold Rochester winter that lies ahead, we're again teaming up with the Emergency Department to host a winter coat drive to provide a warm coat to patients in need who are awaiting discharge from the hospital, and you too can help make this annual initiative a success by donating a new or gently used men’s winter coat at one of our conveniently-located collection bins at URMC and in Penfield.