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Run, Walk, Cycle or Pledge Your Support for Patients at Strong

Run, walk or pledge your support for transplant patients at Strong Memorial Hospital via the 19th annual Rochester River Run/Walk 5K. Originally scheduled for this past April, the race is now rescheduled as a virtual event, set to be held from Oct. 1 through Oct. 18!

You can run or walk the virtual race from any location you choose: Your very own race, at your own pace! Time yourself and log your results any time between Oct. 1 and Oct. 18.

Sign Up Today

Register by Sept. 25 to receive a free race t-shirt and bib to wear as you complete your 5K and take some fun selfies to share with friends and family to show you're supporting a great cause. Online registration (sans free shirt) continues through Oct. 17.

How Your Participation Helps

Patients who come to Strong for heart, liver, pancreas and kidney transplants often need financial assistance while they await and recover from surgery. In addition to costly medical treatment, the need to travel—for some a great distance—can add unnecessary strain on them and their families.

Co-sponsored by Friends of Strong and the hospital’s transplant programs, the River Run benefits these patients while they await or recover from organ transplant surgery. All proceeds of the River Run go toward helping them pay for expenses associated with lifelong care, such as life-saving medications and travel expenses for follow-up appointments.

Get more information on how to participate or pledge your support at the Rochester River Run website

Today is the perfect time to consider adding your name to the Organ Donor Registry. Visit for more info.


Go the Extra Distance this Fall:
One NY Cares Race

Join thousands from across the country for this exciting virtual race—run, walk, cycle or pledge your support for our Friends of Strong team. Choose your race course (a minimum of 200 miles from NY to Boston), and tally up your miles from now through Dec. 24 to finish your race from anyplace, at any time you choose.

Select Friends of Strong as your team, and $10 of your entry fee – plus $1 if you finish – will come back to support our patient care programming. Registration ends Oct. 31. All pledged donations directly benefit the charity you select.

All participants will receive a large One NY Cares challenge finisher medal and a men's/women's quarter zip prior to the challenge ending in December.

Sign up to participate via

Or pledge your support to the Friends of Strong team via

Matt Ulakovic | 9/1/2020

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