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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.


How Advocate Children’s Hospital helps kids like Lilianna get back to being a kid

  Lilianna was diagnosed with pre B acute lymphoblastic leukemia in 2016. She was just 4 years old. Lilianna loves the ocean, playing outside, dancing, Disney movies and country music star Luke Bryan. So, it was a big treat for her care team at Advocate Children’s Hospital to sing her…...

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Heartfelt gift expands care for the youngest cardiac patients

When Patti and Joe Busking’s grandson, Jack, was born at Advocate Christ Medical Center in 2015, doctors discovered a life-threatening heart defect: hypoplastic left heart syndrome. It’s a condition where the left side of the heart doesn’t form properly. Jack would spend almost his entire first year of life in…...

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LaTisha’s story: When your pregnancy is considered high-risk

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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How a 911 call changed the Fausts’ lives forever

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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How to find ways to volunteer

In the world today, it can be difficult finding time to volunteer. But when you intermingle giving back to your community with something you’re passionate about, volunteering instantly becomes rewarding and fun! That’s exactly what Dr. Andrea Poulson-Port, a family medicine physician at Aurora Health Center in Manitowoc, Wis., did when she…...

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Dancing to help children impacted by abuse

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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Your gifts support a new simulation lab to enhance clinical learning

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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“I knew the second I saw her that she had Down syndrome”

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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Give Well

By Randy Varju, FAHP, CFRE President, Advocate Aurora Health Foundations Chief Development Officer, Advocate Aurora Health 2019 is going to be a great year. How do I know this? It’s because of the amazing community members, organizations and team members, who are shining examples of how much more we can accomplish when…...

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Finding his rhythm again

It was the fall of 2008 when Jesus Zayas, a former police officer, developed a cough that seemed harmless. But then the coughing didn’t stop, and suddenly, his phlegm was coming up pink. Realizing he was coughing blood, he rushed to the hospital. Jesus didn’t realize it just then, but…...

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