Happenings | Summer 2017

Proceeds from the 2017 Steve Cullen Healthy Heart Club Run/Walk
The 2017 Steve Cullen Healthy Heart Club Run/Walk held in February raised $44,300 for the MCW Cardiovascular Center (CVC). Pictured from left to right are Kathleen Cullen; Ivor Benjamin, MD, director of the CVC; and Gael Cullen.

Women in Science Lecture Series Continues

MCW's 11th Annual Women in Science Lecture Series continues on August 3, 2017. Lindsay Nelson, PhD, will discuss "Concussions: How Attention to Individual Patient Factors Will Revolutionize Diagnosis and Treatment." She will focus on her research on the clinical and neurobiological effects of concussion, and how she and her colleagues are employing individual differences in research approaches to better understand patient outcomes.

On September 20, 2017, Denise Uyar, MD, will present her research, "The Potential Impact of the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccination." Dr. Uyar will discuss the HPV vaccination and the barriers and research to HPV vaccination in the community. The luncheon is presented by The Women's Fund of Greater Milwaukee. Both luncheon events will be held at the Wisconsin Club, 900 West Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee, from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

The Women in Science Pioneers in Research Awards luncheon will be held on October 17, 2017. Two MCW female researchers will be honored for their outstanding research with an award of $10,000 each. In addition, two female postdoctoral fellows each will receive a $1,000 scholarship from the Edward J. Lennon, MD Award fund. This event is sponsored by Johnson Bank.

Ridin' to a Cure Supports Breast Cancer Research

Wisconsin-Harley Davidson (WHD) and the Rock River H.O.G. Chapter will hold the 23rd annual "Ridin' to a Cure" on September 22 and 23 in Oconomowoc. Proceeds from this fundraiser benefit the Rock River Cancer Research Foundation, which supports breast cancer research at the MCW Cancer Center. On Friday, September 22, a pre-registration party and survivor ride will begin at 6 p.m. at the WHD. The following morning, rides will begin at 9 a.m. and depart every 20 minutes. A post-ride celebration featuring live entertainment, food and beverage will take place from noon – 10 p.m.

MCW Team members show their spirit during the 2016 Ridin' to a Cure
MCW Team members show their spirit during the 2016 Ridin' to a Cure.

WBCS Fashion Show – October 5

Men and women who have survived a breast cancer or prostate cancer diagnosis will model clothing at the annual Wisconsin Breast Cancer Showhouse "Pinktacular" Luncheon and Fashion Show on October 5, 2017, at the Italian Community Center in Milwaukee to benefit breast cancer and prostate cancer research at MCW. For more information, contact showhouse@mcw.edu.

Upcoming Events


  • Women in Science Lecture Series – Milwaukee | August 3

  • CVC Golf Challenge, 25th Anniversary Year – Milwaukee | August 21

  • Triumph Fund Dinner to Benefit Cancer Clinical Trials Office – Milwaukee | August 27


  • Digestive Disease Center Golf Pro-Am – Milwaukee | September 19

  • Women in Science Lecture Series – Milwaukee | September 20

  • Ridin' to a Cure Motorcycle Ride for Breast Cancer Research – Milwaukee | September 23


  • WBCS Fashion Show – Milwaukee | October 5

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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