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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.


Your gifts help the healing process begin

After battling metastatic lung cancer for years, Pat’s family knew it was time to begin hospice care as her condition began to rapidly decline. Pat’s daughters, Debbie and Angel, were grateful for the respectful and compassionate care the Advocate Hospice team provided for their mom. Angel participated in Camp Bear…...

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Journal of Patient-Centered Research and Reviews earns national distinction

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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Making healthy happen: Words to live by

Sheila Perich, a cancer survivor, is on a mission to make herself as healthy and strong as possible. Ten years ago, at the age of 28, Sheila Perich was diagnosed with lymphoma. “I wasn’t healthy at the time. I didn’t work out, and I didn’t treat my body well,” she…...

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You can help bring families together for the holidays

Volunteers help pack thousands of bags with all the ingredients needed for a complete Thanksgiving meal. 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…...

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Son saves mom during stroke

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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Learning how to say ‘mom’ in his 20s

Speech and language development can be a challenge for people with Down syndrome. Quintin with speech pathologist Susan Bertucci When Quintin, 27, met Susan Bertucci, speech pathologist at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, in 2018 he had limited speech and would not use it to communicate. Quintin met medical director Dr.…...

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Thinking of others in the middle of her own fight

Kelly, who is fighting breast cancer, recently donated 20 care baskets to help other cancer patients. Diagnosed with breast cancer in March and still undergoing her own treatment journey, Kelly selflessly focused her energy on helping newly diagnosed breast cancer patients. Recently, she and her family created a GoFundMe page…...

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Acuity gives single largest donation in history of Aurora Health Care Foundation

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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Dancing, laughing and baseball

What a day! Patients from our Adult Down Syndrome Center and their families got the VIP treatment at Wrigley Field this summer. It was an afternoon filled with dancing, smiles and plenty of laughs. Participants enjoyed a behind-the-scenes experience that included Zumba, batting practice, lunch, a tour of the stadium…...

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Connecting families and continuing traditions

Volunteers helped pack and distribute groceries at last year’s Family to Family Thanksgiving. 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…...

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