URMC / Strong Memorial Hospital / Friends of Strong / The Best of Friends Blog / November 2022 November 2022 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. Share the Warmth: A Coat Drive for Patients in Need In anticipation of the cold Rochester winter that lies ahead, Friends of Strong is again teaming up with the Emergency Department and Advantage Federal Credit Union to host a winter coat drive to provide a warm coat to patients in need upon discharge from the hospital. 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 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.