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Summer BBQ Fundraiser to Support Patient-Care Initiatives at Strong

Texas BBQ Joint Friends of Strong Summer Fundraiser picture of mealIn collaboration with Spencerport's Texas Bar-B-Q Joint restaurant, we're hosting our very first Summer BBQ Fundraiser in support of patient- and family-centered care at Strong Memorial Hospital  from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 15 in the Sarah Flaum Atrium at URMC.

Conveniently timed for those either arriving for the evening shift or leaving from their day shift and wishing to bring home dinner for family or friends, each Texas Bar-B-Q Joint meal is packaged to-go by some of URMC’s very own celebrity “Pit Masters” at time of pickup—for just $15 (plus $1.58 online processing fee).

Rustle up your tickets today at!

Your Meal Awaits:

  • ¼ Mesquite-Smoked Chicken; and
  • Slow-Smoked Pulled Pork
  • Texas-Baked Beans w/ Bacon, Pulled Pork and Brown Sugar
  • Mac Salad w/ Homemade Dressing, Carrot and Green Onion
  • Corn Bread; and
  • A bottle of water!

Meet the 'Pit Masters'

Featuring URMC “Pit Masters” Mike Apostolakos, Keri Cockman, Teri D’Agostino, Steve Dewhurst, Carrie Fuller Spencer, Steve Goldstein, Karen Keady, Kathy King-Griswold, Kelly Luther, Kathy ParrinelloChip Partner, Marcello Wright, and more!

Please join us in thanking Texas Bar-B-Q Joint of Spencerport for their delicious catered BBQ and a special thanks to our beverage sponsor, PEPSICO of Upstate New York.

Please Note: This event is walk-up only; no curbside pickup, and is limited to those with Med Center/SMD access.

Call the Friends of Strong Office at (585) 275-2420 with any questions.


Friends of Strong is an organization of dedicated volunteers and staff who advance the mission of UR Medicine’s Strong Memorial Hospital through volunteerism and fundraising to provide support and services to patients, families, and visitors. Every day. Every year. Every purchase you make at the Friends of Strong Gift Shop, Finger Lakes Coffee Roasters, and other Friends of Strong fundraising events helps support patient- and family-centered care initiatives at Strong. Since 1975, Friends of Strong has given more than $20 million to departments and programs throughout UR Medicine's Strong Memorial Hospital.

Family-owned and operated since 2004, Texas Bar-B-Q Joint is known for its wide variety of Texas specialties and local favorites. With slow-smoked meats, homemade sides and mouthwatering corn bread, Texas Bar-B-Q Joint prides itself on being the best mesquite-smoked BBQ Restaurant and caterer in Rochester.

Matt Ulakovic | 5/25/2022

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