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Making the Rounds

Welcome to Making the Rounds, Advocate Charitable Foundation’s blog focused on how philanthropy makes a difference across Advocate for our patients and their grateful families, our physicians and caregivers, hospitals and communities - and the donors themselves. Here you will also find news and stories of gifts at work made possible by the generous support of our donors and partners.

If you are a patient, donor or partner who would like to share your story to be possibly featured on our blog, please email us at advocategiving@advocatehealth.com.


Setting aside rivalries for a very special day

Tom and his donor’s niece, Jerzie At Miller Park recently, the rivalry between the Milwaukee Brewers and Chicago Cubs was put aside to bring two families together for an incredible day! Tom underwent a heart transplant at Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center last August. After the transplant, Tom wrote to…...

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Donors and attendees raise over $750,000 to support nursing programs at Advocate Aurora Health Gala

Rob Thomas was this year’s surprise music act. Close to 700 people attended the Advocate Aurora Health Gala on Saturday, September 7, at the Wisconsin Center in downtown Milwaukee. Guests were entertained by surprise music act, Rob Thomas, and raised more than $750,000 to enhance education and professional development for…...

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A legacy that will help others for years to come

Last year, Advocate Health Care and Aurora Health Care joined together to create Advocate Aurora Health, the 10th largest not-for-profit health system in the country. Your generosity will continue to make health care more accessible and compassionate for each person we serve. Here, we’re sharing stories about people, just like…...

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A life-saving procedure, even before birth

Sadie and Mira Christina and Jim were surprised to learn that they were expecting identical twin girls at one of their scheduled ultrasounds. These young parents of Sofia, 4, and Bryce, 2, were already accustomed to the regular checkups and ultrasounds that accompany pregnancy, but when Christina went in for…...

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Investing in young people and the future of health care

(L-R) Sandy Ewald, president of the Greater Green Bay Market; Kate Delcore, University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh, biology/healthcare science; Trevor Stiede, Wisconsin Lutheran College, optometry; Brittany Rupp, Medical College of Wisconsin – Green Bay, med student; Grace Meyer, manager of patient access, Aurora BayCare Medical Center; Dr. Scott Voskuil, OBGYN,…...

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Making Healthy Happen at the Chicago Marathon

Laura Snyder, a registered nurse at Advocate Lutheran General, is motivated to train for the Chicago Marathon as part of Team Advocate for deeply personal reasons. “I made a huge change to my lifestyle last summer, and a big piece of that change has been becoming more physically active!” said…...

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Words of thanks from grateful moms

Last year, Advocate Health Care and Aurora Health Care joined together to create Advocate Aurora Health, the 10th largest not-for-profit health system in the country. Your generosity will continue to make health care more accessible and compassionate for each person we serve. Here, we’re sharing stories about people, just like…...

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Advocate Aurora Health expands cancer research with $10.2 million in federal funding

The six-year award — largest in the health system’s history — will help increase access to National Cancer Institute clinical trials at more than 30 local cancer clinics throughout Illinois and Wisconsin Aurora Health Care oncologists Michael Thompson, MD, and Thomas Saphner, MD Aurora Health Care will continue to play a leading…...

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Beating the odds, one heartbeat at a time

Last year, Advocate Health Care and Aurora Health Care joined together to create Advocate Aurora Health, the 10th largest not-for-profit health system in the country. Your generosity will continue to make health care more accessible and compassionate for each person we serve. Here, we’re sharing stories about people, just like…...

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“They saved her life and her quality of life”

A day after Ezra Stalker was born, her pediatrician noticed a bump on her spine. Ezzie, as she’s affectionately called, was referred to neurosurgeon John Ruge, MD, at Advocate Children’s Hospital. Ezzie Stalker was born with tethered spinal cord syndrome. “She needed an MRI,” explained Ezzie’s mother, Hillary. “But we had…...

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