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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 made Thanksgiving special for families like Brittney’s

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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You can help young athletes achieve their dreams

Terry Miller’s daughter aims to play volleyball at the college level. 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…...

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Bringing comfort to cancer patients

John and members of his care team “When my grandfather was diagnosed with cancer, I had to do something to give back in his honor.” Sandi Altergott’s grandfather, John Artinghelli, was diagnosed with leukemia in 2018. “My grandfather was the most genuine man. My whole life, I knew him as…...

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Your gifts help clinicians go the extra mile

Sarah Maciolek, APN “Nurses have a tremendous opportunity to impact the lives of our patients,” said Sarah Maciolek, APN. As a Pediatric Clinical Nurse Specialist in the emergency department at Advocate Children’s Hospital, Sarah knows firsthand how much of an impact she and her peers truly have on their patients.…...

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Helping more families keep their babies close to home

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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She nearly died twice, but ‘we got a miracle’

Brielle (center, holding baby sister) and her siblings   Brielle Reuter woke up one morning in mid-January with a 103-degree fever. She was 7 years old. “She looked gray and had gotten sick once,” recalled her mother, Kerri. “She has food allergies, but she hadn’t eaten anything. We were honestly…...

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Finding a way to feel normal again after cancer

There are an estimated 16.9 million cancer survivors in the United States, according to the National Cancer Institute. For them, there is life after cancer, but there is never life without cancer. When a patient completes medical treatment, care is not complete. Working through remission, managing post-treatment effects, maintaining a…...

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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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