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MCW Philanthropy News

Rock concert on May 10 to benefit MCW cancer research

April 22 - On Saturday, May 10, Shattered, a Rolling Stones tribute band, and Substitute, a tribute to The Who, will perform in a concert to benefit cancer research at the Medical College of Wisconsin. Tickets are $10, payable at the door the night of the event. Guests must be 21 years of age or older or accompanied by a legal guardian. The concert will take place at Shank Hall in Milwaukee.

Waukesha 10-Year-Old Raises Funds for Cancer Center in His Grandfather’s Memory

Apr 3 - Waukesha Now published a feature article on 10-year-old Jacob Sharp who raised $330 for the MCW Cancer Center in his grandfather’s memory. WaukeshaNOW

Wine dinner at The Capital Grille to benefit Medical College Cancer Center

April 02 -The Capital Grille in Milwaukee will host a wine dinner Sunday, April 27, to benefit cancer research at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) Cancer Center and the Peter K. Antaramian Fund for Cancer Research at MCW.

Laughing for a Cure event on April 25 to raise funds for abdominal cancer research

Mar. 31 - The second annual Laughing for a Cure will be held Friday, April 25, at 6 p.m. at Milwaukee’s Comedy Café, 615 E. Brady Street. Proceeds from the event, which will include three live comics, will go to the Sebastian Raclaw Abdominal Cancer Research Fund at the Medical College of Wisconsin, which supports innovative abdominal cancer research.

Bon-Ton Stores Raise $375,000 for Breast Cancer Research

Mar 26 - The Concord (NH) Monitor reports that Bon-Ton Stores nationwide (Boston Store in Wisconsin) raised $375,000 through its annual Charge Against Breast Cancer campaign. Concord Monitor

Women in Science Series to Feature Presentations by Drs. Hillard, Sander, and Book

Mar 26 - MCW’s 2014 Women in Science program will feature presentations by Cecilia Hillard, PhD, on “Gender Differences in Response to Stress”; Tara Sander, PhD, on “Personalized Medicine: Treatment to Fit Your Genes”; and Dr. Diane Book on “Modern Stroke Care: What Should You Expect?”. WauwatosaNOW

Late alumnus founds patient library in Clinical Cancer Center

A gift from the estate of Myron B. Minko, MD ’76, has been used to create a new library and resource center in the Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Clinical Cancer Center.

Alumnus establishes David S. Haskell, MD Endowed Chair in Orthopaedic Education

Already extremely active with his alma mater, a Medical College of Wisconsin alumnus has made a substantial gift to establish an endowed chair supporting teaching and training in orthopaedic surgery at MCW.

2014 Women in Science series to feature accomplished researchers and physicians

March 20 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) invites the public to attend the 8th annual Women in Science Series. Women in Science is an opportunity to meet outstanding female scientists and physicians and learn about their cutting-edge research and new treatments for disease.

Inspirational 10-year-old's donation to the MCW Cancer Center

March 19 - Jacob Sharp is not your ordinary 10-year-old boy. Not only does this Cub Scout give his extra birthday money to help other kids in need, but on Friday, Feb. 28, Jacob and his family arrived at the MCW Cancer Center with a check to support cancer research. “To remember my grandpa, I wanted to do something to make a difference and help other people facing cancer,” said Jacob.

Opportunity to honor College physicians for National Doctors’ Day

March 30 marks National Doctors’ Day, an occasion to recognize the contributions physicians make in combating disease and injury and their work with patients and families to improve public health across the country. Is there a Medical College of Wisconsin physician or alumnus you’d like to honor for Doctors’ Day? Then consider a special contribution recognizing his or her work to an area of the Medical College that’s especially meaningful to you.

Rock River Cancer Research Foundation awards $75,000 to MCW investigator

Mar. 13 - The Rock River Cancer Research Foundation will award $75,000 to a Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) breast cancer scientist to fund her research.

Polar Plunge Cancer Fundraising Event Memorializes Froedtert Employee

Mar 11 - “Ellen’s Icebreaker for Cancer Research,” was held on March 8 at Nagawicka Lake in Hartland. WauwatosaNOW

Ellen’s Icebreaker Polar Plunge to benefit cancer research

Mar. 07 - Brave souls will take the plunge to support cancer research this Saturday morning at Nagawicka Lake in Hartland. “Ellen’s Icebreaker for Cancer Research” kicks off at 11 a.m. March 8. The event is held in memory of Ellen Smith, a Froedtert Hospital employee who died from gastric cancer last fall at the age of 59.

Women for MACC Host PastaFest Fundraising Event

Mar 5 - Women for MACC discuss their PastaFest fundraising event on NBC-TV/Channel 4’s “Morning Blend.” The Morning Blend (Today's TMJ4)

Opportunity to honor College physicians for National Doctors’ Day

Mar. 06 - In honor of National Doctors’ Day, which is celebrated on March 30, the Medical College’s Office of Development invites individuals to “Honor a Doctor” by making a donation to the College in the name of a deserving physician. The physician your donation honors will receive a letter alerting him or her and their name will be listed on a special Doctors’ Day recognition page on InfoScope.

Wearable Art Show in Cedarburg to benefit MCW breast cancer research

Mar. 06 - The 17th Wearable Art Show, organized by the Cedarburg Junior Woman's Club, will be held March 28 and 29 at the Cedarburg Cultural Center, W62 N546 Washington Avenue, Cedarburg. All of the events are open to the public. Proceeds benefit breast cancer education, prevention, research and treatment. To date, this organization has donated $18,500 for breast cancer research at the Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center.

TOPS Club gives $205,000 for obesity research

Mar. 04 - Continuing its generational relationship with the Medical College of Wisconsin, TOPS Club, Inc. (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) has donated $205,000 to support innovative research in obesity and metabolic disorders.

Parkinson’s & Movement Disorders program moves forward

Feb. 27 - A family event supporting the Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Parkinson’s and Movement Disorders Program took advantage of a beautiful October day to raise $50,000 in 2013.

History of 2014 Wisconsin Breast Cancer Showhouse Mansion Detailed

Feb 25 - Urban Milwaukee details the history of the Randy Bryant and Cecilia Gore mansion on Milwaukee’s East Side, built in 1901. Urban Milwaukee

Cyclists Ride Stationary Bikes to Raise Funds for Cancer Center

Feb 25 - The 14th annual Ridin’ for Research event will be held March 2 at the Rite-Hite Family YMCA in Brown Deer. Hundreds of cyclists will ride stationary bikes in the event to raise funds for the MCW Cancer Center. WauwatosaNOW

More than 700 Runners, Walkers Raise Over $30,000 for Cardiovascular Research

Feb 25 - The Milwaukee Business Journal provides a slide show of the 18th annual Steve Cullen Healthy Heart Club Run and Walk on February 15. Milwaukee Business Journal

Dr. Ebert Receives Families of Spinal Muscular Atrophy Grant

Feb 25 - Families of Spinal Muscular Atrophy announced that Allison Ebert, PhD, is one of eight scientists worldwide who will share in $600,000 in basic science research awards to study the disorder. Families of SMA

Bergstrom Automotive continues support of MCW Cancer Center through its Drive for a Cure event

Feb. 25 - Guests of Bergstrom Automotive in Appleton, Wis., had the opportunity this summer to raise money for breast cancer research at the Medical College of Wisconsin while test driving some unique vehicles. Bergstrom’s annual Drive for a Cure set a record for funds raised in 2013, contributing nearly $56,000 to the Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center.

Research of young neuroscience investigators supported by funding from BMO Harris Bank

Feb. 25 - For the second consecutive year, BMO Harris Bank is supporting research at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) with the potential to improve treatment options and advance cures for people with neurological diseases. The organization’s latest $50,000 gift provides critical research resources for faculty in MCW’s Neuroscience Center.

Ellen’s Icebreaker Polar Plunge on March 8 to benefit cancer research

Feb. 25 - Brave souls are invited to plunge into Nagawicka Lake on Saturday, March 8, at 11 a.m., as part of “Ellen’s Icebreaker for Cancer Research.” The event is held in memory of Ellen Smith, a beloved Froedtert Hospital employee who died of gastric cancer last fall at the age of 59.

Cancer patient, family form Triumph Fund to help MCW expand cancer clinical trials

Feb. 18 - It didn’t take long for John Hovel to transition from cancer patient to cancer research advocate as his health improved through treatment at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW). With his wife and daughters, he has established The Triumph Fund, which is leading a charge to raise funds to support cancer clinical trials at the MCW Cancer Center.

Touched by Parkinson’s, Bonnie Timarac responds with service on MCW’s Neuroscience Center Board

Feb. 17 - Bonnie Timarac shared a passion for design and entrepreneurship with her mother, Betty Johnson, a Milwaukee pioneer in interior decorating. Betty Johnson Interiors was the signature studio of its kind for decades, and Bonnie grew the business alongside her mother from the 1960s until it was sold in the 1990s.

WBCS donations to Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center surpass $5 million

Feb. 12 - With its latest donation of $350,000, the Wisconsin Breast Cancer Showhouse has raised its cumulative contributions to the Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center to $5.1 million, but the impact of the organization’s support is beyond measure.

Alumnus establishes David S. Haskell, MD Endowed Chair in Orthopaedic Education

Feb. 11 - Already extremely active with his alma mater, a Medical College of Wisconsin alumnus has made a substantial gift to establish an endowed chair supporting teaching and training in orthopaedic surgery at MCW.

Dr. Kersten Wins Kidney Foundation’s Annual Ballroom Dancing Contest

Feb 6 - Dr. Judy Kersten was selected as the 2014 individual winner of the National Kidney Foundation of Wisconsin’s ballroom dancing contest fundraising event. OnMilwaukee.com

Patient Creates Fundraising Event for Stroke Research

Jan 28 - OnMilwaukee.com profiled Gina Gruenwald, who suffered a massive stroke in 2009, on her recovery and efforts to support MCW stroke research through the Milwaukee Food for Thought fundraising event. OnMilwaukee.com

Registration now open for Ridin’ for Research Spin-a-thon Cancer Center benefit

Jan. 21 - Indoor cycling (“spinning”) enthusiasts can now register for the 14th annual Ridin’ for Research fundraiser, which will take place Sunday, March 2, at the Rite-Hite Family YMCA in Brown Deer. Interested people are encouraged to register soon because this popular event, which benefits the Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center, often sells out.

Cullen Healthy Heart Club Run & Walk Supports Cardiovascular Research

Jan 21 - The 18th Annual Steve Cullen Healthy Heart Club Run & Walk will be held on February 15 at Wil-O-Way Recreation Center in Wauwatosa. WauwatosaNOW

Family’s Struggle with Uterine Cancer Leads to Creation of Cancer Research Fundraising Event

Jan 21 - Fox-TV/Channel 6 prepared a feature report on the Ellenbecker family’s struggle with uterine cancer and the creation of the Strikes for Hope charity bowling event. Fox 6 News

Strikes for Hope Bowling Event Raises Funds for Cancer Research

Jan 20 - A bowling outing to raise funds for the MCW Cancer Center was featured on WITI-TV. WITI-TV

Dr. Judy Kersten to participate in Kidney Foundation’s ballroom dance fundraiser on Jan. 25

Jan. 14 - Judy R. Kersten, MD, Professor of Anesthesiology, will be in the spotlight on Saturday, Jan. 25, participating in a National Kidney Foundation of Wisconsin ballroom dance competition to pay tribute to organ donors and raise the visibility of the importance of organ, tissue and eye donation.

Steve Cullen Healthy Heart Run/Walk to benefit MCW cardiac research

Jan. 14 - The 18th Annual Steve Cullen Healthy Heart Club Run & Walk will be held on Saturday, Feb.15, at 10 a.m. at Wil-O-Way Recreation Center, 10602 Underwood Parkway in Wauwatosa. The event supports heart research at the internationally recognized Cardiovascular Center at the Medical College of Wisconsin, in which more than 170 faculty physicians and research scientists study the causes, prevention and treatment of heart disease.

Strikes for Hope Charity Bowling Tournament Supports Cancer Research

Jan 13 - The sixth annual Strikes for Hope Charity Bowling Tournament will be held on January 18 in Menomonee Falls. WauwatosaNOW

Pink Tie Gala on Feb. 8 to benefit WBCS and MCW Cancer Center

Jan. 09 - The fifth annual Pink Tie Gala will be held Saturday, Feb. 8, at the Delafield Hotel, 415 Genesee Street, Delafield. The event is hosted by the Delafield Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with WBCS, Inc., and proceeds will benefit breast cancer research at the MCW Cancer Center.

Strikes for Hope Charity Bowling Tournament on Jan. 18 to benefit MCW Cancer Center

Jan. 03 - The sixth annual Strikes for Hope Charity Bowling Tournament will be held Saturday, Jan. 18, at the Classic Lanes in Menomonee Falls. Proceeds from the event will be donated to the Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center for cancer research. The deadline to register is Wednesday, Jan. 8.

Children with cancer receive $2 million boost

Dec. 19 - Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin has received a $2 million gift from the Northwestern Mutual Foundation to support children with cancer and blood disorders. The Northwestern Mutual Day Hospital for Childhood Cancer, within the MACC Fund Center at Children’s Hospital, will provide outpatient treatment for children with cancer and blood disorders.

MACC Fund offers many ways to support pediatric cancer research this holiday season

Dec 04 - The MACC Fund (Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer, Inc.), the College's largest donor, has two items for sale this holiday season to raise money for pediatric cancer and related blood disorder research. All money raised from the sale of these items benefits the MACC Fund.

New chief development officer named

Froedtert Hospital and the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) jointly named Alice Archabal as Chief Development Officer and Vice President of Development for both organizations.

Benefit Concerts Support MCW Cancer Center

Nov 19 - Benefit concerts raises raising funds for the MCW Cancer Center. Fox 6 News

Doc Rock 2013 – Come watch members of the MCW community perform for a good cause

Nov. 12 - On Nov. 15, the third annual DocRock will be held to showcase the musical talents of members of the Medical College of Wisconsin community and help support Milwaukee neighborhood free health clinics and the people they serve. The event will be held at the Grace Center, 250 E. Juneau in Milwaukee, and run from 5:30 -10 p.m.

Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush Delivers DDC Healthcare Dinner Keynote Address

Nov 12 - Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush was the keynote speaker at the MCW Digestive Disease Center’s 2013 Healthcare Dinner. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Fox 6 News, & 620WTMJ News Radio

Former Governor Jeb Bush to be Keynote Speaker at Digestive Disease Center Event

Nov 8 - Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush will be the keynote speaker at the MCW Digestive Disease Center’s annual Healthcare Dinner on November 4 at the Pfister Hotel. BizTimes

MACC Fund energizes MCW cancer research

Oct. 30 - Teamwork is in the DNA of the MACC Fund (Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer, Inc.), which engages thousands of volunteers and donors in its mission to help kids with cancer and was founded, incidentally, during halftime of a Milwaukee Bucks game. Teamwork is also at the heart of the research the MACC Fund supports, which succeeds through the powerful partnership of the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) and Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin.

Philanthropy is far more than financial for DDC Board member Laura Gralton

Oct. 29 - Family first led Laura Gralton to the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW), and a goal of helping other families provided the inspiration for her to become a highly involved volunteer in the years since. For four years, Gralton has served on MCW’s Digestive Disease Center (DDC) Board, an advisory group of top business, professional and civic leaders who are committed to advancing digestive disease research, training and care.

Classes support scholarships

Alumni who celebrated reunions in 2012 gave a combined $773,340 to the Medical College in class gifts. In addition, reunion-year alumni have made planned giving commitments totaling more than $3 million this year.

Win-win: Boston store coupon book saves you money and benefits MCW

Oct. 25 - Packed with valuable coupons, the Bon-Ton (Boston Store) “Community Day” booklet is now available for $5. The booklet contains more than $500 in special in-store and online coupons that can be used at Boston Store on Nov. 15-16, and the entire $5 purchase price benefits the Medical College of Wisconsin.

$1 Million Gift Creates Clinical Cancer Center Translational Research Unit

Oct 22 - The Nicholas Family Foundation donated $1 million to Froedtert to establish a Translational Research Unit in the Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Clinical Cancer Center. Milwaukee Business Journal & Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Pink bun alert: Sobelman’s Burgers hosting breast cancer fundraiser on Oct. 27

Oct. 22 - All day Sunday, Oct. 27, you can enjoy a juicy burger and support breast cancer research at the same time.

Safety of IV nutrition focus of Gerber Foundation grant to MCW pediatrician

Oct. 22 - A Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) researcher who practices pediatrics at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin is using a grant from The Gerber Foundation to study intravenous nutrition in an effort to make it safer for babies who need the sustenance.

Collaborators funded by Extendicare Foundation to research links between depression, Alzheimer’s

Oct. 21 - Depression, which is the leading cause of disability worldwide, is also known to double a person’s risk for developing Alzheimer’s disease, but physicians and scientists do not currently know which individuals with depression are more likely to progress to Alzheimer’s. A Medical College of Wisconsin researcher has earned a $150,000 grant from the Extendicare Foundation that will join multiple organizations in collaboration to study the impact of depression and family history on brain structure and function.

Researchers seek best defense against melanoma with help from Ann’s Hope

Oct. 17 - Each donation that Ann’s Hope Foundation has provided to Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center researchers has brought them one step closer to finding a way to halt the growth of a deadly form of skin cancer.

Fundraiser Supports Wisconsin Chapter; Lectureship Created at MCW

Oct 14 - An October 10 fashion show at the North Hills Country Club supported the Lupus Foundation of America, Wisconsin Chapter. CBS 58 News

Proceeds from Fashion Show Benefit the Breast Cancer Center

Oct 14 - The October 20 “Flippin for a Cure” fashion show at the Milwaukee Art Museum will benefit the Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Breast Cancer Center. TheMorningBlend.com

Pancreatic cancer research tissue bank serves as tribute to man’s passion for life

Oct. 16 - Ronald Burklund Eich had already survived cancer. It was, in fact, his three-year anniversary of being colon cancer-free when his oncologist noticed an area of concern during Eich’s quarterly follow-up screening in 2011. The spot was on his pancreas.

Translational Research Unit opening soon

Oct. 16 - The Nicholas Family Foundation Translational Research Unit (TRU), a space devoted to early-phase investigator initiated cancer research trials, will have five dedicated research beds with the ability to expand to 15. The new unit is located in the Froedtert & the Medical College Clinical Cancer Center.

Faculty and staff don their leathers to raise money for cancer research

Oct. 15 - On Sept. 27-28, faculty and staff from the Medical College of Wisconsin participated in the 19th annual Ridin' to a Cure motorcycle ride. Proceeds from the fundraiser benefitted the Rock River Cancer Research Foundation, which supports breast cancer research at the Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center. The event was sponsored by Wisconsin Harley-Davidson and the Rock River H.O.G. Chapter.

Women in Science series honors two researchers at annual luncheon

Oct. 09 - Two Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) female researchers will be honored at MCW’s annual Women in Science Awards Luncheon on October 17, 2013. The luncheon, held at MCW, is the final event in the seventh annual Women in Science series, and is presented by Associated Bank. The awards include a $10,000 research award to an established scientist and the $1,000 Edward J. Lennon, M.D. award to an outstanding woman postdoctoral researcher.

Harley Owners Event Raises $154,000 for Breast Cancer Research

Oct 8 - The Rock River Harley Owners Chapter raised $154,000 at their 19th annual Breast Cancer Ride. The event supports the Rock River Cancer Research Foundation, an organization that funded a $1 million endowed chair at MCW. Watertown Daily News

Get Your Rear in Gear run/walk for colon cancer prevention and research planned for Oct. 12

Oct. 03 - The third annual Get Your Rear in Gear 5K run and walk will be held on Saturday, Oct. 12 at Hart Park in Wauwatosa. The event supports the Medical College of Wisconsin’s programs for colon cancer research, education, prevention and screening. Colon cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States, claiming more than 54,000 lives every year.

‘KISS Cancer Goodbye’ Rock Spectacular on November 16 to Benefit MCW Cancer Research

Oct. 01 - An evening of high energy entertainment from Milwaukee’s KISS tribute band, “Dr. Love,” the regional touring act “Circleswitch” and the acoustic duo “Gabriel v2” will take place on Saturday, Nov. 16, at Rooters Nightclub in Waukesha. A minimum donation of $10 is required for admission to the event, and proceeds from the evening will benefit the Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center. Guests must be 21 years of age or older to attend.

Bryon’s Run to Cure Paralysis on Oct. 6 to benefit College’s spinal cord injury research programs

Sept. 26 - The annual Bryon’s Run to Cure Paralysis is being held Sunday, Oct. 6, at Carroll University in Waukesha. Proceeds from the event go to the Bryon Riesch Paralysis Foundation, which has pledged $1 million to the Medical College of Wisconsin to support spinal cord injury research and establish The Bryon Riesch Paralysis Foundation Laboratories.

“Ridin’ for Research” Benefit Supports Breast Cancer Research

Sept 24 - Wisconsin Harley-Davidson and the Rock River H.O.G. Chapter will hold the 19th annual “Ridin’ to a Cure” on September 27 and 28 in Oconomowoc. WauwatosaNOW

Jeb Bush to be Keynote Speaker at Digestive Disease Center Fundraising Dinner

Sept 24 - Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush will be the keynote speaker at MCW’s Digestive Disease Center’s annual fundraising dinner on November 4 at the Pfister Hotel. BizTimes

Jeb Bush to keynote Medical College of Wisconsin’s Healthcare Dinner

Sept. 20 - Jeb Bush, former governor of Florida and son of President George Bush and Barbara Bush, will be the keynote speaker for the Medical College of Wisconsin's (MCW) Digestive Disease Center 2013 Healthcare Dinner on Monday, Nov. 4, at the Pfister Hotel’s Grand Ballroom.

Estate gift from former patient funds diabetic retinopathy, other vision research at MCW

Jun 11 - In appreciation for the care he received at the Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) Eye Institute, Charles F. Hofbauer established a planned gift known as a charitable remainder unitrust in 1996 to support retinal disease research. When he died in November 2012, the unitrust resulted in a donation of nearly $100,000 that will provide funding to faculty ophthalmologist Judy E. Kim, MD, for her diabetic retinopathy research and to the Eye Institute’s retinal research team.

Get a jump start on Breast Cancer Awareness Month at Boston Store’s Pink Shop

Sept. 10 - Bon-Ton Stores, Inc., parent company of Boston Store, is opening its annual “Pink Shop” early this year, on Sept. 18, providing additional time to purchase items that benefit breast cancer research. In the past, this promotion has taken place only during October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Ridin’ to a Cure with the Rock River Cancer Research Foundation

Sept. 04 - Wisconsin Harley-Davidson and the Rock River H.O.G. Chapter will hold the 19th annual “Ridin’ to a Cure” on Sept. 27 and 28 in Oconomowoc. Proceeds from this fundraiser will benefit the Rock River Cancer Research Foundation, which supports breast cancer research at the Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center.

Beads, buttons, and breast cancer research: local company donates $18,000 to MCW

Sept 3 - Kalmbach Publishing Company presented for approximately $18,000 for breast cancer research at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) on Aug. 22.

MCW to Receive Proceeds upon Sale of Wisconsin’s Largest Private Residence

Aug 28 - The Chicago Tribune notes that MCW and several Door County charities will receive a one percent of the proceeds from the future sale of Wisconsin’s largest private residence. Chicago Tribune

Bergstrom’s Drive for a Cure Raises $55,000 for Cancer Center

Aug 28 - Bergstrom Automotive’s two-day Drive for a Cure fundraiser in the Fox Valley raised $55,747 to support breast cancer research at MCW’s Cancer Center. Appleton Post-Crescent

College to Receive Proceeds upon Sale of Wisconsin’s Largest Private Residence

Aug 27 - MCW and several Door County charities will receive a one percent of the proceeds from the future sale of Wisconsin’s largest private residence. Green Bay Press-Gazette

Bon-Ton Stores Set $500,000 Goal to Support Breast Cancer Research

Aug 27 - MCW’s Cancer Center will be a recipient of funds raised by Bon-Ton Stores (Boston Store) annual Breast Cancer Awareness Month activities in October. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Lectureship fund created to honor Dr. Carrie Falk

Aug 26 - Earlier this month, the Department of Emergency Medicine hosted a memorial service in honor of Dr. Carrie Falk, who died July 14 from metastatic melanoma at age 31. More than 100 faculty, residents and staff attended in addition to Dr. Falk’s family.

Protect the Package© golf outing on Sept. 21 to benefit MCW Cancer Center

Aug 20 - The Protect the Package© golf outing will take place on Saturday, Sept. 21, at the Scenic View Golf Course Club in Slinger, Wisconsin, with a shotgun start at 12:30 p.m. Proceeds from the event will support basic science research efforts in prostate and other men’s cancers at the Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center.

Bead & Button Show Raises $18,000 for Breast Cancer Research

Aug 19 - Kalmbach Publishing Company is donating approximately $18,000 to MCW for breast cancer research. WauwatosaNOW

Bowling and burgers to benefit MCW Cancer Center

Aug 19 - The Rock River Cancer Research Foundation is planning two upcoming events to benefit the MCW Cancer Center – a bowling fundraiser on Sunday, Aug. 25, and a $1 donation from every hamburger sold at Sobelmanns Pub ‘n Grill on Friday, Aug. 30.

Beads, buttons, and breast cancer research: local company donates $18,000 to MCW

Aug 13 - Kalmbach Publishing Company will present a check for approximately $18,000 for breast cancer research at the Medical College of Wisconsin on Aug. 22.

Professional and community golfers tee off for digestive disease research

Aug 09 - The annual LPGA Pro-Am Golf Tournament to benefit the Medical College of Wisconsin’s Digestive Disease Center will be held Monday, Aug. 19, at the Wisconsin Country Club at 6200 W. Good Hope Road in Milwaukee.

Judie Bernarde Cancer Golf Outing to benefit MCW Cancer Center

Aug 07 - The 8th annual Judie Bernarde Cancer Golf Outing for Cancer Research will take place on Saturday, Sept. 7, at the Edgewater Golf Club in Grafton. Registration and a self-serve lunch begin at 11 a.m. followed by a 1 p.m. tee-off. Proceeds from the event will support breast cancer research at the Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center.

Test drive the car of your dreams and support MCW breast cancer research

Aug 07 - On Friday, Aug. 16, and Saturday, Aug. 17, Bergstrom Automotive in Appleton will host Drive for a Cure, a two-day event to support breast cancer research at the Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center. From 9 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. on both days, a special fleet of 100 Bergstrom vehicles including BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Lexus, Volvo, Land Rover, Acura, Audi, MINI, Infiniti, and Fiat will be available to test drive on a 12-mile course. For each mile driven, Bergstrom Automotive will donate $1 to breast cancer research at the Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center.

Students supported by Alumni Association

The Medical College of Wisconsin/ Marquette Medical Alumni Association presented eight medical students with scholarships this spring.

VP dedicated to alumni, advancement

Since being appointed the Medical College of Wisconsin’s first Vice President for Institutional Advancement in 1993, James W. Heald has elevated the significance and College-wide impact of the programs he directs, including the offices of Alumni Relations, Development and Public Affairs.

$10 Million Gift from MACC Fund to Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin

June 26 - The MACC Fund will give $10 million over ten years to Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

A.O. Smith Foundation plants the seeds of cardiovascular research with major donation

June 03 - The A.O. Smith Foundation has made a substantial donation to the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) that will be invested in the encouraging research of young investigators in the Cardiovascular Center (CVC). The CVC will use this gift as a source of seed funding, so called because it cultivates the growth of scientific projects beginning in their earliest and most critical stages.

Alice Archabal Named Chief Development Officer, Vice President of Development

May 20 - MCW and Froedtert Hospital jointly named Alice Archabal as Chief Development Officer and Vice President of Development. Milwaukee Business Journal

Beat Breast Cancer Golf Outing on Aug. 17 to benefit MCW breast cancer research

Jul 10 - The 8th annual Beat Breast Cancer Golf Outing will take place on Saturday, Aug. 17, at the Fairways of Woodside in Sussex. The event begins with registration and lunch at 11 a.m., followed by a golf scramble with a shotgun start at noon.

Catherine and Walter Lindsay Fund grant supports collaborative eye imaging program

June 04 - A charitable fund with a history of helping the visually impaired is providing $100,000 to the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) Eye Institute to further develop a research program that is turning new discoveries into improved treatments for patients. The grant from the Catherine and Walter Lindsay Foundation Fund at the Greater Milwaukee Foundation is supporting the Advanced Ocular Imaging Program (AOIP), which the Fund’s previous generosity helped establish at MCW.

Cullen Run/Walk warms winter hearts

May 30 - The 17th annual Steve Cullen Healthy Heart Club Run/Walk raised a record $36,000 for heart disease research on Feb. 16. With 900 people lacing up to participate, the Run/Walk continued its promotion of heart-healthy lifestyles and its support of the Medical College of Wisconsin Cardiovascular Center.

Don & Ruth Falevsky Golf Outing on July 20 to benefit MCW Cancer Research

Jul 02 - The 20th annual Don & Ruth Falevsky Golf Outing will take place on Saturday, July 20, at the Camelot Country Club in Lomira, with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. Proceeds from this event will support cancer research at the Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center.

Dr. Chitambar Describes the Importance of Wisconsin Breast Cancer Showhouse Support

June 24 - Dr. Christopher Chitambar describes the importance of the Wisconsin Breast Cancer Showhouse’s support of breast cancer research at MCW in a Fox/Channel 6 report on charitable donations. Fox 6 Now

Drive for a Cure supports Cancer Center, honors advocate

Jun 12 - A well-established fundraiser that allows participants to test-drive the car of their dreams began a new chapter in 2012, the first year that proceeds were donated to the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) Cancer Center. The Bergstrom Corporation’s Drive for a Cure raised more than $50,000 for breast cancer research at MCW last year, and the partnership will continue with this summer’s event.

Drive Fore a Cure Golf Outing on July 22 to benefit MCW Cancer Research

Jul 05 - The Eighth annual Drive Fore a Cure Golf Outing will take place on Monday, July 22, at the Westmoor Country Club in Brookfield, with a shotgun start at 12:30 p.m. Proceeds from this event will support hematologic malignancy (blood cancer) research at the Medical College of Wisconsin, including the work of Parameswaran Hari, MD, Clinical Director of the Adult Bone Marrow Transplant Program and Associate Professor of Medicine, Hematology and Oncology.

J&B Hackerfest Golf Outing on July 13 to benefit MCW Cancer Center

May 20 - The 21st annual J&B Hackerfest Golf Outing will take place on Saturday, July 13, at the Rivermoor Golf Club in Waterford, Wisconsin, with a shotgun start at noon. Proceeds from the event will support brain tumor research at the Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center.

MACC Fund Donates $10 Million to Children’s for Pediatric Cancer Research

June 24 - The Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer (MACC Fund) announced a $10 million contribution to Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin to support pediatric cancer research. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Milwaukee Business Journal, WBAY-TV

New Medical College President drawn to strengths, potential

Dr. John R. Raymond, does his first in-depth interview as the new president and CEO of The Medical College of Wisconsin. The Q & A appeared in the Sunday Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, May 1

On Father’s Day weekend, ugly ties lead to beautiful donations at the WBCS Showhouse for a Cure

Jun 07 - Celebrate Father’s Day weekend and the final days of the 2013 WBCS Showhouse for a Cure by turning your ugliest tie into support for prostate cancer research at MCW.

Ovarian cancer research has champion in the William and Sandy Heitz Family Foundation

Jun 17 - A family that has been affected by cancer several times over is making significant contributions to the advancement of more effective therapies for ovarian cancer at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW). Gifts from the William and Sandy Heitz Family Foundation totaling $250,000 are creating the William and Sandy Heitz Endowed Ovarian Cancer Research Fund.

Park Dinner to raise funds for Parkinson’s disease research

May 29 - The Medical College of Wisconsin’s (MCW) Neuroscience Center will present the first annual Park Dinner for Parkinson’s disease and neuroscience research on Sunday, June 23, in Greendale, Wis.

Pettit Foundation helps support enrichment programs for high school students

Jun 17 - The Jane Bradley Pettit Foundation has donated $100,000 to the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) to provide extraordinary learning opportunities for minority high school youth who have an interest in pursuing a career in science or medicine. The gift supports two pipeline programs at MCW: Apprenticeship in Medicine (AIM) and Research Opportunity for Academic Development in Science (ROADS).

Registration open for WBCS Tee Up for a Cure© Golf Outing on July 22

June 04 - The 15th annual WBCS Tee Up for a Cure© Golf Outing, presented by the Greater Milwaukee Foundation’s Kathy Duffey Fogarty Fund, will take place on Monday, July 22, at the Blue Mound Golf and Country Club in Wauwatosa.

Sam Memorial Golf Outing to benefit MCW cancer research

May 22 - The 12th annual Sam Memorial Golf Outing is scheduled for Saturday, June 22, at the Scenic View Country Club, 4415 Club Drive in Slinger. This tournament is held in memory of Sam Beres, who lost his battle with leukemia in April 2000, at the age of six. Funds raised through this event benefit hematologic oncology research conducted in the laboratory of David A. Margolis, MD, Professor of Pediatrics (Hematology and Oncology).

Sam Memorial Walk/Run on Aug. 24 to benefit MCW cancer research

Jul 17 - The 14th annual Sam Memorial Walk/Run will take place on Saturday, Aug. 24, at St. Agnes Parish, 12801 W. Fairmount, in Butler. Check-in begins at 9:15 a.m. for the 10 a.m. event. Participants can choose to run or walk the two-mile course through the streets of Butler, beginning and ending at St. Agnes. The cost is $15 for individuals or$40 for families.

Showhouse for a Cure Supports College’s Breast, Prostate Cancer Research Studies

May 27 - Several media outlets reported on the Wisconsin Breast Cancer Showhouse for a Cure, which runs June 1-16. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, OnMilwaukee.com, WISN-TV, & 2 other outlets

Spierings Cancer Foundation to present ‘Rock Cancer’ Music Festival on Aug. 17

Jul 10 - “Rock Cancer,” the Spierings Cancer Foundation’s annual fundraiser and day-long celebration of rock music and family fun, will take place on Saturday, Aug. 17, at Doyle Park in Little Chute. The music begins at 1 p.m. and continues until midnight. Many area bands are scheduled to perform, including Homemade Brew, Straight Chuters, The Bomb, Adams Way, and Half Empty.

Volunteer gives more than time to WBCS

May 28 - Entering her second year as Chairperson and fourth year with the organization, Kadie M. Jelenchick was fully prepared to work with the talented designers and contractors who bring the Wisconsin Breast Cancer Showhouse to life. She did not anticipate they would be working on her house, but a sign of good leadership is the ability to adapt.

WBCS seeking volunteers for Showhouse

May 21 - WBCS, Inc. is inviting individuals—men, women and young people—to contribute their time, talent, and financial gifts to help support its mission to advance early-stage breast cancer and prostate cancer research. An all-volunteer organization, WBCS has donated more than $4.75 million to breast cancer and prostate cancer research at the Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center and to support its endowed professorship of breast cancer research.

WBCS to fund three breast cancer researchers

Jun 06 - Two researchers at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) and an investigator at BloodCenter of Wisconsin’s Blood Research Institute, have received one-year, $50,000 grants from WBCS, Inc., to study breast cancer.

WBCS walk/run on June 8 to benefit MCW breast cancer and prostate cancer research

May 21 - Hope Springs Eternal: WBCS Racing for Research at MCW is a fun run and walk scheduled for Saturday, June 8, at Lake Park in Milwaukee. All proceeds from the event, now in its second year, go to WBCS, Inc., which supports breast cancer and prostate cancer research at the Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center.

Young MCW researchers in women’s health to benefit from William Randolph Hearst Award

Jun 24 - Investigators in the Women’s Health Research Program will have the opportunity to compete for seed funding for new research projects, thanks to a $100,000 grant the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) recently received from The Hearst Foundation, Inc. The grant establishes the William Randolph Hearst Award in Women’s Health Research at MCW, which will be used to support promising research to improve the health and well-being of women.

Congratulations to the Class of 2012

The 99th annual commencement took place on May 18 at the Milwaukee Theatre, at which the Medical College of Wisconsin and its Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences awarded 202 MD, 38 PhD, 27 MS, 4 MA, and 18 Master of Public Health degrees, as well as bestowed numerous honors.

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