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Strikes for Sue bowling event on Oct. 16 to honor Sue Ristow, benefit MCW Cancer Center

Sept. 19 - “Strikes for Sue,” a new bowling fundraiser organized by friends and colleagues of Sue Ristow Zewiske, a beloved and long-time MCW employee who lost her battle with cancer in 2014, will take place Sunday, Oct. 16, at the Root River Center in Franklin.

Join Milwaukee Bucks coach Jason Kidd on Bradley Center court to ‘Shoot Down Cancer’

Sept. 15 - The Milwaukee Bucks and their community partners at Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin health network are teaming up with the American Cancer Society to host a one-of-a-kind fundraising experience at the team’s inaugural “Shoot Down Cancer” event. Bucks fans of all ages are invited to join Head Coach Jason Kidd on the BMO Harris Bradley Center court on Sunday, Sept. 18, from 1-4 p.m. and show off their shooting skills while raising funds to support cancer research.

Chasing Chad to host Casino Night Gala to benefit brain tumor research at MCW

Sept. 13 - Chasing Chad is hosting its third annual Casino Night Gala on Friday, Sept. 30, to benefit brain tumor research at MCW. This fund raiser will feature casino games, music, a silent auction and raffle, hors d’oeuvres, a buffet dinner, and a special signature cocktail. Doors to the event, which will be held at SURG on Water in Milwaukee, will open at 6:30 p.m. Casino games will begin at 7 p.m. Cocktail attire is suggested.

Mesothelioma Awareness Day planned for Sept. 26

Sept. 12 - On Monday, Sept. 26, the Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Regional Cancer Therapy Program is hosting a Mesothelioma Awareness Day event from 8 -11 a.m. in the Clinical Cancer Center Mezzanine – Level One

Bone Marrow Transplant Physician Gives Bella Hope for the Future

Sept. 9 - Nine-year-old Isabella (Bella) Rodriguez, once a vivacious and active older sister to Sophia and Lynae, was lethargic, weak and losing weight in the summer and fall of 2014. She was bruising easily and her body was covered in a rash of small pinpoint red marks, called petechiae.

Tickets to Brewers “Give Back Game” on Sept. 25 to benefit MACC Fund

Sept. 9 - Proceeds from tickets purchased for the Milwaukee Brewers Give Back Game on Sunday, Sept. 25, will be distributed to four charities in the Milwaukee area, including the MACC Fund, MCW’s largest donor. Tickets to the game can be obtained for a donation to one of the charities, and the more donations given in honor of the MACC Fund, the more proceeds the MACC Fund will receive. They even have a chance to win a $50,000 bonus from the Brewers if they generate the most donations.

Ridin’ to a Cure Motorcycle Rally to take place Sept. 23 & 24

Sept. 7 - Wisconsin Harley-Davidson and the Rock River H.O.G. Chapter will hold the 22nd annual “Ridin’ to a Cure” on Sept. 23 and 24 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.

Cancer survivors to show their style at WBCS ‘Pinktacular’ luncheon Oct. 6

Sept. 6 - Men and women who have survived a breast cancer or prostate cancer diagnosis will be the models at the annual Wisconsin Breast Cancer Showhouse “Pinktacular” Luncheon and Fashion Show on Thursday, Oct. 6, at the Italian Community Center.

Connor's Run 2016 on Sept. 11 to benefit MCW brain cancer research

Sept. 6 - Connor's Run 2016 - Wauwatosa Shadow Run, a 5K fun run/walk through Hoyt Park in Wauwatosa, will take place Sunday, Sept. 11, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. It is sponsored by Robert Connor Dawes Foundation, which was founded in in memory of Robert Connor Dawes, who lost his battle with brain cancer in 2013 at age 18. Proceeds from the event will support brain cancer research at MCW.

Reserve your spot! Women in Science presentation on Sept. 20 to feature Dr. Carol Williams

Aug. 29 - The 10th annual Women in Science Series will host its next presentation on Tuesday, Sept. 20, and feature Carol Williams, PhD who will speak on Breast Cancer: Updates on Research Efforts to Develop New Treatments. The event includes a luncheon at the Wisconsin Club from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Register today!

Children’s nurse practitioner assumes leadership role in a national nursing association

Aug. 16 - Susan Burke, MA, RN, CPNP, CPHON®, nurse practitioner in Pediatric Oncology at the Medical College of Wisconsin, has been elected to serve as the president elect for the Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses (APHON).

620 WTMJ invites Froedtert & MCW Cancer Network to team up for cancer awareness: Aug. 1-19

Aug. 12 - As part of a WTMJ Cares initiative spearheaded by 620 WTMJ radio host Jeff Wagner, Wagner will interview Froedtert & MCW cancer patients, doctors, nurses, researchers and others about their personal experiences and the latest on cancer treatment and research.

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