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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.


Pre-Black Friday Sale

holiday craft sale iconOur annual artisan craft and gift sale gives you a chance to jump-start your holidays by shopping for apparel, artwork, books, children's items, crafts, décor, jewelry, soap, wine, and other locally handcrafted items from area artists and merchants while benefiting patient care programs at Strong.  This year's sale will be held on Friday, Nov. 17, 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the Sara Flaum Atrium at URMC.  Check here in the fall for a list of vendors.



Friends of Strong Gala Wine Tasting

wine tasting iconJoin us on Friday, Feb. 9, 2018 at Monroe Golf Club as we sample from a selection of over 100 red, white, and sparkling, imported and domestic wines along with French champagnes, hors d’oeuvres, and desserts.  Check here in the fall for ticket information.



Past Events

Rochester River Run/Walk 5k

river run 5 K iconShow your support for patients and families who are awaiting or recovering from organ transplant surgery—run, walk, collect pledges, or simply make a donation to our transplant patient fund. The race and commemorative ceremony take place at Genesee Valley Park, and all proceeds benefit patients right here at Strong.  Register or pledge your support at



Celebrity Bartender Night

DrinksJoin us for a fun night with your favorite URMC bartenders on Friday, Sept. 15 from 4 to 7 p.m. at Bunga Burger Bar, 1370 Mt. Hope Ave., Rochester.




Friends in Good Taste Craft Beer & Food Pairing

beer and food pairing event iconWe invite you to this palate pleasing afternoon on Saturday, October 14 from Noon to 3 p.m. at Three Heads Brewing Company.  Enjoy delicious foods from local restaurants each paired with a specially selected house brew while listening to live acoustic music by Alphonso Williams.





For committee membership or donations, please call the Friends of Strong office at (585) 275-2420 or Email Us