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Help us support patient care initiatives throughout UR Medicine’s Strong Memorial Hospital by attending one our fun events.

Funds raised from a combination of these special events and ongoing fundraisers help us enhance the exceptional health care experience delivered each year to our patients and their families.

Past Fundraisers

October 1 - 18 - Rochester River Run/Walk 5k

The 2020 Rochester River Run, originally set for this past April, is now rescheduled as a virtual event to be held from Oct. 1 through Oct. 18!  Run, walk or pledge your support for transplant patients at Strong Memorial Hospital via the 19th annual Rochester River Run/Walk 5K.  You can run or walk the virtual race from any location you choose.  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—some at great distance—can add strain on them and their families.  Co-sponsored by Friends of Strong and the hospital’s transplant programs, the River Run benefits transplant patients who are awaiting or recovering from organ transplant surgery. All proceeds go toward helping our patients pay for expenses associated with lifelong care, such as life-saving medications and travel expenses.  Get more information on how to participate or pledge your support at



Thursday, July 30, 2020 at 6 p.m. - Cure for a Cause fundraiser

Join us for a virtual bartender featuring Donny Clutterbuck from Cure Bar at the Rochester Public Market, as he leads our Chief Cocktail Officers of the evening, Karen Davis, Kathy Parrinello and Mike Apostolakos through the background of the libation at hand and how to properly mix it up—along with some fun banter and light discussion about Friends of Strong.event along with your pre-purchased Sprewell Cocktail drink kit. Best of all, 25% of each kit purchased will be donated directly to Friends of Strong to help fund patient- and family-centered care initiatives throughout the hospital.  For more information and to purchase drink kits, go to:









Interested in volunteering for one of our fundraising event committees? Call our office at (585) 275-2420 or Email Us.