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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.


Celebrating a milestone in care with a surgeon who “inspires confidence”

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 planned gifts are allowing one couple to invest in a cause that’s close to their hearts

For Jim and Elizabeth Roghair, giving has been a way of life. They met in the 1960s while Jim was a student at Princeton Seminary and Elizabeth’s father was a staff member, but went in different directions until nearly 30 years later. When both were widowed, they found each other…...

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Supporting nurses, supporting your community

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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Great treatment and outstanding care

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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Hysterectomy at age 26

Emma, 26, was 22 weeks pregnant with her third child when a comprehensive ultrasound indicated she may have placenta increta, a condition where the placenta invades the muscles of the uterus. An MRI at 24 weeks confirmed the diagnosis. “The biggest risk factor for developing placenta accreta spectrum disorders (placenta…...

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Your gifts can support students like Natasha

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 sisterhood of survivors who give back

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 the Dewey Center helped Myriah heal her whole self

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 family and friends are honoring the legacy of AJ Capelli, MD

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 help kids like Mason reach their full “warrior” potential

Before Mason was born, there were concerns about his heart being smaller on one side. Doctors planned to do an ultrasound soon after birth. But the plan changed quickly after Mason was born and he needed immediate surgery to save his life. “He looked blue when he was born; he…...

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