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Friends of Strong, URMC Recognized for Unparalleled Support of Red Cross Blood Drives

Friends of Strong, URMC Recognized for Unparalleled Support of Red Cross Blood Drives

Since 2006, Friends of Strong has sponsored 433 blood drives at various URMC facilities in our region, allowing the American Red Cross to collect 23,972 red blood units and help more than 72,000 local patients. As a result of their long-standing commitment and sponsorship, FOS and URMC have been named recipients of the 2019 Samuel J. Stabins Blood Services Award. 

Going Strong: Volunteer Bud Wesley Recognized for Decades of Service to Patients and Families

Going Strong: Volunteer Bud Wesley Recognized for Decades of Service to Patients and Families

Long-time Friends of Strong volunteer Bud Wesley recognized with a 2019 Health Care Volunteer Achievement Award by the Rochester Business Journal, shares the dedication that brings him joy while serving others.

Operation Baby Love: Help Us Make the Season Bright for New Families in Need

Operation Baby Love: Help Us Make the Season Bright for New Families in Need

We partner with Strong’s Social Work Department each year to make the holidays a little brighter for new families enduring hardships, and this year the need is greater than last. Please consider helping make this year’s Operation Baby Love a success by partnering with your friends and colleagues to adopt a family, or make a small donation toward our general collection to supplement the care packages given to each family.

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.