That’s a wrap on our 2019 Advocate Aurora Give Well Campaign and we are so grateful to our team members who gave back. You raised and incredible $6.1M to help your local community, including $4.6M for Advocate Aurora Health funds.
Thousands of you from across our entire footprint – Marinette, WI to Eureka, IL – made meaningful contributions to the causes you care about. Take a look at this video to see how your gifts impact the health of our patients and our own team members. Your contributions truly help us to advance clinical excellence, provide patient-centered care and reimagine health, changing the lives of so many.
Some highlights of the campaign that should make you proud:
Give Well – By the numbers
- Over $6 million raised
- 380 site champions increased awareness and held fundraisers.
- More than 700 Advocate Aurora Health programs or funds we supported
- Thousands of people will be helped because of your generosity
The funds that received the greatest number of gifts:
Advocate Aurora Health funds:
- Aurora Family Service Family to Family Thanksgiving
- Associate Crisis Fund- Advocate Christ Medical Center
- Aurora Zilber Family Hospice Greatest Needs Fund
- American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
- Wisconsin Humane Society
- American Cancer Society
Here are just a few examples of our team members’ generosity and ways you helped raise awareness. Thank you for making a difference!
- At Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital, team members rounded with goodies to raise awareness and engagement for the campaign.
- Team members at Aurora Lakeland Medical Center, Aurora Medical Center Burlington and surrounding clinics held pumpkin carving contests. They carved 37 pumpkins and raised over $13,000 for their favorite charities. Pictured is one of the top winners. This Wizard of Oz creation was completed by the Education and Clinical Informatics Educator Department.
- Team members enjoyed a hot chocolate bar at Advocate Eureka Hospital to raise funds for new operating room equipment.
- At Aurora Sinai Medical Center, team members held a bake sale for the ASMC Breast Health Patient Support Fund to make sure under-insured and low-income patients have access to the tests and care they need.
- Becky Giese is a Patient Service Rep at the Aurora Port Washington Clinic. She dressed up like a chicken and delivered candy grams, all to raise funds for the American Kidney Foundation.