For the 13th year, the Friends of Strong volunteer organization will host the Rochester River Run/Walk 5K to raise awareness for organ-transplant patients and their families at Strong Memorial Hospital Transplant Units. The organization raised $16,000 at last year's race, providing aid to 104 patients.
The run will take place on Sunday, April 6, 10 a.m. beginning and ending at the Roundhouse Shelter at Genesee Valley Park (Elmwood Avenue). At 9 a.m., a brief ceremony will recognize the challenges donors, recipients, and families face throughout the process. Friends, family, and co-workers may sponsor a runner by making a donation to Friends of Strong. A prize of round-trip airline tickets will be awarded to the top pledge collector.
Registration is open online until noon on Friday, April 4, for $25. Registration can also be done day of the event for $30. Top male and female finishers in each age group, as well as overall, will receive prizes. For more information or to register, visit signmeup.com/97397 or call Friends of Strong at 275-2420.