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Help us support patient care programs and initiatives throughout Strong Memorial Hospital by attending one our fun events.

Funds raised from these special events help us enhance the health care experience for patients and their families.

Upcoming Events

Friday, June 2:  Whose Friends are They Anyway? Comedy Night
Join us at Comedy@theCarlson for an evening of comedy presented by Advantage Federal Credit Union. This evening of laughs features one of Rochester's favorite stand-up comedians, Sky Sands, along with special guest emcees Rosemary Ventura and Lisa Nelson, as they raise the roof and raise some funds to help us support patient-care initiatives throughout the hospital.

Wednesday, August 2:  Ice Cream Party
Stop by and purchase a two-scoop dish of ice cream from the Bruster’s Ice Cream truck, located near the lower-level loop in front of Golisano Children’s Hospital on Crittenden Blvd. With 10 flavors to choose from, including a gluten-free, a vegan, and a fat-free no-sugar-added flavor, Bruster’s will donate a generous portion of the event’s sales to Friends of Strong in support of patient- and family-centered care.

Thursday, September 21:  Celebrity Bartender Night
Join us this September for our eighth Celebrity Bartender Happy Hour to benefit patient- and family-centered care throughout Strong Memorial Hospital. You’ll enjoy good company as some of our most well-known colleagues take turns serving up your favorite libations, with all cash tips going directly to Friends of Strong.

Saturday, October 21:  Friends In Good Taste Beer and Food Pairing
Gather your friends and join us for a palate pleasing afternoon sampling a selection of delicious foods paired with locally crafted beer at Three Heads Brewing Company.

Friday, November 17:  Friends of Strong Holiday Market
Find unique hand-crafted gifts for friends, family and colleagues before the big shopping season gets underway—stop by our annual Holiday Market for convenient shopping and unique gifts as you delight in the sights and sounds of the season, along with free samples from a local winery (or distillery) and peruse a selection of fine art, custom-engraved items, jewelry and one-of-a-kind gifts from local artisans and merchants.

Friday, February 9, 2024:  Gala Wine Tasting
Make it a pre-Valentine's date with your sweetheart and join us for our Gala Wine Tasting at the elegant Monroe Golf Club in Pittsford, New York. This – our signature event – features an elegant evening of tastings from a selection of more than 100 red, white and sparkling, imported and domestic wines along with french champagnes, hors d’oeuvres and desserts.

Sunday, April 28, 2024: Rochester River Run/Walk 5K
Run or Walk with Greater Purpose! Moms, dads, brothers, sisters, cousins, friends and neighbors. These are the people in our lives and in our communities who each day await and recover from a life-saving organ transplant. Your participation in – and pledge for – the Rochester River Run/Walk 5K makes our Transplant Patient Fund a reality . . . helping patients in need who are awaiting or recovering from organ transplant surgery at Strong Memorial Hospital.



Interested in helping us plan future fundraisers? Call our office at (585) 275-2420 or Email Us.