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Donate Life Night with the Syracuse Chiefs @ NBT Bank Stadium
Jul 20 @ 7:05 pm

Donate Life Night with the Syracuse Chiefs returns for another glorious evening of baseball and inspiring Donate Life stories! Fireworks to follow. There are a limited number of FREE tickets available (Section 300). Contact Amy James if you’re interested.

Donate Life – Syracuse Chiefs Flyer 2018


4th Annual Michael Janzen Memorial Golf Tournament @ Winged Pheasant Golf Links
Aug 4 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 pm

Organized by family and friends of Michael Janzen. Michael passed life on and helped to save the lives of 4 individuals through the gift of organ donation. All proceeds donated to Finger Lakes Donor Recovery Network in Michael’s memory.





Saturday, August 4, 2018
11:00 AM – 11:00 PM (Registration starts at 10:00 AM) Winged Pheasant Golf Links
1475 Sandhill Road, Shortsville, NY 14548 – Phone: 585-289-8846

Event Details: $75.00 per person
Register your foursome at: (
Scramble tournament includes:
18 holes of golf w/cart
Boxed Lunch
Buffet Dinner
Live Entertainment by 3-Mile (

$35.00 – Dinner only – served at 5:00 PM

Please consider a donation to the Silent Auction, Raffle and/or be a Sponsor (with a minimum donation of $100.00 – 18” x 24” sponsor signs posted at each hole)

Contact Information:
Susan Miltsch: 704-8840 Eric Miltsch: 704-8841
Karen Anten: 750-4976 Kris Seewagen: 314-8292 Audra Janzen Schmitt: 455-7925
Linda Janzen: 261-7967 Arthur Janzen: 261-3415

Michael Janzen Memorial Golf Tournament 2018

17th Annual Rochester River Run/Walk 5K @ Genesee Valley Park
Aug 5 @ 8:00 am

** Rochester River Run Rescheduled **
Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018 beginning at 8:00 a.m. 

Please read the following information regarding important updates and changes to the Rochester River Run/Walk August 5 event (rescheduled from April 15):

While the decision to cancel the April 15 River Run and Transplant commemoration ceremony due to the hazardous weather conditions was a difficult one, deciding to reschedule a make-up date was easy—although logistically complex. Here are the details. We hope you can join us!

  • Same Place: Genesee Valley Park Roundhouse Shelter in Rochester, NY.
  • New Time: We realize that this time of the year offers warmer temperatures, so the Run and Walk will begin at 8 a.m. sharp. Upon completion of the race, the Transplant commemoration ceremony will begin at 9:30 a.m.
  • Registration Details: Everyone who registered for the April 15, 2018 Rochester River Run & Walk will automatically be registered for the new race being held on Sunday, Aug. 5. New registrations are also being accepted. Online registration closes on Thursday, August 2, at midnight. Click here to sign up!
  • Registration Cost: $30.00 Race Fee + $2.90 SignUp Fee. After 12:00 pm on August 4 the cost will increase to $35. Children are welcome – under age 10 are free (no shirt).
  • Shirts: Register by July 23 for a free long-sleeve tech shirt. A limited number of cotton race shirts will be available for sale at the event.
  • Pledge Drive Details: Beginning May 1, you may login to to view your registration and continue fundraising for yourself or your team in support of our transplant patients. The top two pledge collectors across individual and teams/groups will be contacted the week after the event, as well as announced on the Friends of Strong Facebook page.
  • Race Bibs: If you have already received your bib, please hold on to it for the Aug. 5 race. If you have not yet received your bib, it will be available at packet pick-up in the days prior to the Aug. 5 race. (Dates and times for Race Packet Pick-up below)
  • Parking: Parking is available in the University of Rochester’s Park Lot – attendants will be on hand to direct you to the parking area.
  • Race Packet Pickup Times:Friday, August 3 – 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
    Friends of Strong Office (1-1230)
    601 Elmwood Avenue, Rochester, NY 14642
    (585) 275-2420Saturday, August 4 – 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
    Medved Running and Walking Outfitters
    3400 Monroe Avenue, Rochester, NY 14618
    (585) 248-3420

    Sunday, August 5 – 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 a.m.
    Genesee Valley Park Roundhouse Shelter

Thank you for your patience throughout this challenging process. We’re truly grateful for your dedication and the efforts you’ve made to support our heart, liver, kidney and pancreas transplant patients, their donors and their families, who benefit from the Rochester River Run/Walk.

The Rochester River Run/Walk 5K is sponsored by the Friends of Strong Memorial Hospital and the hospital’s transplant units.  All proceeds directly benefit some of the hundreds of patients currently awaiting transplants at Strong, as well as those who continue to receive follow-up care from Strong, who might be in need of financial assistance.



  • Pass Life On!

    Join the New York State organ donor registry.


  • Facts About Organ Donation

    • If you are sick or injured and admitted to a hospital, the FIRST PRIORITY for emergency physicians and nurses is to SAVE YOUR LIFE, regardless of whether or not you have registered to be an organ donor.
    • Everyone waiting for a transplant is treated fairly and with respect. Objective medical criteria determine how donated organs are allocated to patients on the transplant waiting list.
    • All major religions approve of organ donation.
    • Check out "10 Facts About Organ Donation"

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