Summer 2016 Finger Lakes Coffee Roasters Moving in MRB A newsletter for volunteers of Strong Memorial Hospital Editor Susan A. Sullivan friendsofstrong@ urmc.rochester.edu 585-275-2420 Finger Lakes Coffee Roasters in the Flaum Atrium will soon have a new café in the former Au Bon Pain space at the western end of the north corridor. Construction is underway for a new state-of-the art café featuring the finest and freshest coffee selections along with quality products that are proven winners. New coffee choices will be available including Joe Nitro - a cold brew coffee infused with nitrogen and served on tap. A premium blend single cup pour over coffee will offered in addition to a variety of coffee beans for purchase. The new café will also feature “grab and go” food items along with fresh ice cream. The café will have seating for customers in a cozy, relaxed setting. Joe Nitro Coffee Finger Lakes Coffee Roasters selects high quality Arabica beans from coffee farms around the world. They sample roast and cup beans in small batches constantly to ensure consistent taste throughout the harvest season. All three of Strong Hospital Finger Lakes Coffee Roasters give a percentage of every purchase to Friends of Strong. Over the last 10 years, $3.6 million has been donated by Finger Lakes for patient care needs at Strong Memorial Hospital. Fifteenth Annual Rochester River Run Thank you for supporting the Fifteenth Annual Rochester River Run/Walk 5k on Sunday, April 17, at Genesee Valley Park. The event was our most successful run/walk ever with nearly 1,000 participants! Everyone enjoyed the cool spring weather and refreshments. Prizes were awarded to the top pledge collectors and runners in various age categories. We were fortunate to raise nearly $40,000 to benefit transplant patients and their families. The Sixteenth Annual Rochester River Run/Walk 5k will be held on April 23, 2017. Details will follow in future Volunteer Update newsletters. New Staff at Friends’ Office In the past several months we welcomed two new secretaries to our team! Suzanne Stafford and Jackie Johnson have joined the Friends of Strong staff as ‘time as reported’ secretaries. TAR, or time as reported, allows us to bring paid staff in as needed for certain special projects or programs that do not need staff attention year round. These wonderful ladies will be assisting the office during our peak volunteer recruiting times in the spring, summer, and fall (about 6 months out of the year.) The TAR’s have a dedicated office space located in Joyce Stadtmiller’s former office. If you see any of these gals in the next several weeks, please say hello and give them a warm Friends of Strong welcome! Save-the-Dates Be sure to mark your calendar with the following upcoming Friends of Strong events… Friends of Strong Annual Celebration Luncheon will be held on Thursday, October 6 at noon in the Flaum Atrium. Invitations will be mailed later this summer. Be sure to R.S.V.P. Friends in Good Taste: Beer and Food Pairing fundraiser will be held on Saturday, October 15 from 2-5 p.m. at Lovin’ Cup Bistro and Brews. Drawings and silent auction items will be included along with live music. Tickets are $30 and can be purchased at: www.event.urmc.edu/smhbeer Friends of Strong Pre-Black Friday Sale fundraiser will be held on Friday, November 18 from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the Flaum Atrium. A variety of vendors offering handcrafted items will be participating. All proceeds benefit patient care. The event is open to the public. 2 Welcome New Volunteers Aaron A egba enise Ale ander illiam Berry Larry Billings elissa Bonner evin Bosch ar ne Bosch ancy Bosy Rebecca Bec y Boulware Joy Braselton andy Bruyer Aubrey Campbell ale Cen i nho Cha Renee Chen amela Chesonis annah Cole Savannah Contestabile Lauren Conway ailey ’ ont ichael avin Bradley isenberg Catherine elberbaum athleen uierer Taylor erner ia orc yca Cahty allimen atrina ebb Adam oward Steven uber eredith unt Andrea Johnson Jessica aiser atricia ehrer James im Ben amin nopf ane opas yra rieg Amanda Lavere inh Luong Annie a Thomas aciulewic ric adsen an arshall John arvin Ale ander athes Sara c onald aria endicino oreen essina i i assis alia regel mily almer Shaili atel onica errone Lynne erry Jonathan Redlins i eredith Rice Tessa Rivers Jenna Sadwic Lu e Sanna mily Schran Libby Schue aomi Spallina Susan Steiner Sandra Stubins i Chris na Talev ichael Tarver aniel Tate Chris Thaine evin Thapa Jade nderwood Cassandra arsaw Stacy ic s awai Jana ong Stephany ong Jinyeong Tim im Tony hao High School Student Volunteers Close to 300 high school students have signed on to participate in the summer volunteer program here at Strong Memorial Hospital and its offsite affiliates beginning Monday, July 11. The students will wear burgundy golf shirts with the Friends of Strong logo and will also have a university volunteer ID. All of them are very excited to join our program, so you if see one of them, please say “hello” and welcome them to riends of Strong! We will begin making appointment for our Fall Adult/College information sessions beginning the week of August 15. Anyone that is interested in finding out about volunteering with Friends of Strong is welcome to call and sign up for a session. Discount at College Town When patronizing businesses at College Town, be sure to show your volunteer or employee ID to receive 10% off your purchase. College Town has been supportive of Friends of Strong initiatives. We are very grateful for their partnership with us . 3 Friends of Strong Memorial Hospital 601 Elmwood Avenue, Box 660 Rochester, NY 14642 Donations To Friends of Strong Church of God of Sodus, NY Maria Correa Save 25% at the Gift Shop All staff and volunteers save 25% in the Gift Shop on the 25th of each month. In Memory of Lee Robin Rose Mary Flihan Please present your staff or volunteer ID at time of purchase. Some items are excluded.