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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.


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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How your support helps patients like Dave get back to running races and living life

In 2018, at the age of 59, Dave Didier was in great shape. He started doing Tough Mudder endurance events several years ago and had even become a Tough Mudder ambassador. But when he began his training in January of 2018, he noticed a pain in his lower back that…...

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This doctor is making healthy happen at the Chicago Marathon

Dr. Jeanette Berry runs with Team Advocate every year to raise funds for causes that are important to her. As a family medicine physician with Advocate Medical Group, Dr. Jeanette Berry has always been a proponent for healthy living, but it was her patients who inspired her to pick up…...

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Team Phoenix closes ninth season with record participation

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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