Happenings | Fall 2016

29th Annual LPGA Pro-Am Golf Tournament
Taking first place in the 29th Annual LPGA Pro-Am Golf Tournament on August 22 to benefit MCW's Digestive Disease Center are (l-r): Steve "The Homer" True, Tim O’Malley, Sara Brown-Radley (LPGA), Scott Naze, Danah Bordner (LPGA), and Kevin Frisinger. Event co-chairs were Carey and Scott Drees and Nicole and Bryan Waltersdorf.

18th Annual CVC Golf Challenge

The 18th Annual CVC Golf Challenge took place on Monday, August 1, 2016. Ninety-two golfers came to play a scramble format on that beautiful summer day.

The event began with a barbeque lunch, followed by a shotgun start at noon. After 18 holes, players returned for an elegant dinner and program, with remarks from president and CEO of the Medical College of Wisconsin, John Raymond, Sr., MD; director of the Cardiovascular Research Center, Ivor Benjamin, MD; and Daniel Bell, a grateful patient who recently received a heart transplant at Froedtert Hospital.

After an exciting silent and live auction, the event raised approximately $92,000, the highest proceeds during its 18-year history! In total, the CVC Golf Challenge has raised $1.4 million. A special thank you to Lexus Brookfield/Lexus North Shore and AO Smith Foundation for their continued support of this event.

Have a Heart Ride

8th Annual Have a Heart Motorcycle Ride

The 8th Annual Have a Heart Motorcycle Ride was held on June 8, 2016. Approximately 120 riders participated on a 80-degree sunny day to show their support to raise money for cardiovascular research. Riders experienced a 70-mile scenic ride through the hills and countryside of southeast Wisconsin.

This year, almost $20,000 was raised; a total of $93,500 in proceeds has been raised during this event's eight-year history. Thanks to our sponsors, Suburban Motors Harley-Davidson, Suburban Milwaukee HOG Chapter and Gruber Law.

Imagine More Dinner Benefits Research

On June 15, a record 400 guests gathered for the 4th Annual Imagine More Dinner at Discovery World in Milwaukee to raise funds and awareness for neuroscience research. The program highlighted research at MCW on the acute and chronic effects of traumatic brain injury, specifically in the area of sports impact concussions, under the direction of Michael McCrea, PhD, director of brain injury research at MCW and professor of neurosurgery and neurology. More than $230,000 was raised at the event.

2016 Healthcare Dinner Scheduled for November 17

The 2016 Healthcare Dinner, hosted by the Medical College of Wisconsin Digestive Disease Control Board, will be held on Thursday, November 17, at the Pfister Hotel in downtown Milwaukee. Registration and reception begin at 5 p.m., followed by dinner at 6 p.m. and the program and presentation at 7 p.m. The program will include a special guest speaker, and Sarah and Jeff Joerres will receive the Warren P. Knowles Award. For more information, contact Kelly Baylor at kbaylor@mcw.edu or (414) 955-4701.

Women in Science Lecture Series

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Women in Science Lecture Series. Women in Science is an opportunity to meet outstanding female scientists and physicians and learn more about their cutting-edge research and new treatments for disease. Visit the Women in Science Lecture Series website for more information.

Upcoming Events


  • Steve Cullen Healthy Heart Club Run/Walk | February 11, 2017

  • Ninth Annual Strikes for Hope Bowling Fundraiser - Sussex Bowl | February 25, 2017


  • Desert Classic Weekend - Phoenix Area | March 10–11, 2017


  • Alumni Weekend - Milwaukee | May 5–6, 2017

For more information on these events, contact Peggy LeBrun, director, volunteer and event fundraising, at (414) 955-4503 or plebrun@mcw.edu.

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