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Round up your purchase at Swan’s Pumpkin Farm to support MCW pancreatic cancer research

Oct. 9 - Now through Oct. 31, you can round up your pumpkin purchase at Swan’s Pumpkin Farm in Franksville, and the farm will match your donation.

Get Your Rear in Gear® Run/Walk on Oct. 14 to benefit colon cancer

Oct. 2 - The Get Your Rear in Gear® Run/Walk for colon cancer will be held Saturday, Oct. 14, at the Rotary Performance Pavilion in Wauwatosa. All ages are welcome to this family-friendly event.

Connor's Run on Oct. 1 to benefit brain cancer research at Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisco

Sept. 26 - Connor's Run 2017- Wauwatosa Shadow Run, a 5K fun run/walk through Hoyt Park in Wauwatosa, will take place Sunday, Oct. 1, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m

Calling all runners!

Sept. 25 - The PNC Milwaukee Marathon will take place on Sunday, Oct. 15, and is your opportunity to challenge yourself and join an active community of health and wellness seekers while benefiting the Cardiovascular Center at Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin.

WBCS Pinktacular Salute to Survivors Fashion Show and Luncheon to take place Oct. 5

Sept. 15 - The Pinktacular Salute to Survivors Fashion Show and Luncheon, hosted by WBCS, Inc., will be held Thursday, Oct. 5, at the Italian Community Center in Milwaukee. MCW surgical oncologist Alonzo P. Walker, MD, will be presented the organization's Christy Foote Fighter Award for his research, patient care and long advocacy for breast cancer patients.

Reserve your spot! Women in Science presentation on Sept. 20 to feature Denise Uyar, MD

Sept. 8 - The 11th annual Women in Science Series continues on Sept. 20 with Denise Uyar, MD, MCW associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology, who will give a presentation titled, The Potential Impact of the human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccination.

Raffle tickets still available for Sand Valley Golf Resort package; proceeds benefit MCW DDC

Sept. 6 - The 30th annual On Course for a Cure LPGA Pro-Am Golf Tournament to benefit the Medical College of Wisconsin’s (MCW) Digestive Disease Center will be held Tuesday, Sept. 19, at Milwaukee Country Club. The event features a special raffle for a Sand Valley Golf Resort Package.

Rock Cancer Music Festival on Aug. 19 to benefit cancer research at Froedtert & MCW

Aug. 17 - The 9th Rock Cancer, organized by the Spierings Cancer Foundation, will take place Saturday, Aug. 19, at Doyle Park in Little Chute.

Gray Matter "Matters"

Sharon Kailas wants to make a difference. She is committed to helping those diagnosed with neurological disorders.

Dalums Support Research, Student Experiences

Tom and Maripat Dalum provided funding for medical student Chelsea Kiehl to attend a week at the 2016 Summer Institute for Medical Students program at the Betty Ford Center.

Cullen Family Runs for Heart Health and Research

Gael Cullen and her family help fund cardiovascular research at MCW with proceeds from the annual Steve Cullen Healthy Heart Club Run/Walk, established in memory of her husband Steve Cullen.

Kern Institute: Transforming Medical Education

The next milestone in MCW's journey to lead the way in transformational healthcare education is the recent establishment of the Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Institute for the Transformation of Medical Education (Kern Institute).

Honoring a Valued Partnership: Dr. William and Marlene Listwan

Dr. William and Marlene Listwan provide alumni leadership and generous philanthropic support to MCW's education and clinical endeavors.

2017 Alumni Weekend Celebration

MCW alumni from across the US gathered to celebrate and reminisce with their classmates and honor special colleagues during Alumni Weekend in May 2017.

A Moment in History: Philanthropy Helps Bring Expanded MCW Library to Medical Center Campus

A snapshot of a moment in the Medical College of Wisconsin's history.

American Diabetes Association Annual Tour de Cure for Southeast Wisconsin planned for July 22

July 11 - Walkers, bikers, volunteers and donors are needed for the 26th annual Tour de Cure Walk and Ride for Southeast Wisconsin on Saturday, July 22. The event begins at Hoyt Park in Wauwatosa and includes a 5k walk and 5, 20, 33, 50 and 70-mile bike ride.

Annual Awards Presented at 2017 Alumni Weekend

Each year, the MCW/Marquette Medical Alumni Association selects alumni for its highest honors and acknowledges their contributions to medicine, science and the community.

Attention all motorcycle riders!

May 24 - You are invited to participate on a Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin team for the Have a Heart Motorcycle Ride on Saturday, June 10, to benefit the Cardiovascular Center (CVC). The team will gather in the MCW parking lot at 9:30 a.m. and ride together with CVC Board member Danny Muchin to the start line at Suburban Motors Harley-Davidson in Thiensville. All motorcycle brands are welcome!

Big-League Gift from Dr. Paul Jacobs

Life's twists lead to Milwaukee, Oncology, Brewers Baseball and a big-league gift.

Big-league gift from Dr. Paul Jacobs

Jan. 5 - Two unlikely turns in life led to happy surprises and life-altering detours for Paul A. Jacobs, MD. As a devoted Dodgers baseball fan growing up on the schoolyard ball diamonds of Brooklyn, he couldn't have imagined he would switch his allegiance and work for a major league franchise in Milwaukee.

Chelsea Kiehl, SIMS Participant at the Betty Ford Center

Chelsea Kiehl, MCW Class of 2019, the summer 2016 participant in the Summer Institute for Medical Students (SIMS) program at the Betty Ford Center.

Class Reunions

MCW celebrates classes from 1957, 1962, 1967 (50-Year), 1972, 1977, 1982, 1987, 1992, 1997, 2002 and 2007.

Couple offers warm Doctors’ Day tribute to Dr. Donald Hackbarth

March 21 - Donald A. Hackbarth, Jr., MD, professor of orthopaedic surgery, was honored by several patients and families of patients as part of the national Doctors’ Day 2016 campaign. One couple, Pete and Becky Fleischman of Neenah, WI, had wonderful things to say about their experience with Dr. Hackbarth that they were eager to share.

Dalums support research, student experiences

April 26 - Philanthropy, prayer and pleasant happen-stance are deeply rooted in the sunken rose garden at the lake home of Tom and Maripat Dalum in Hartland, Wisconsin. It is there the Dalums, longtime supporters of the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW), have continued to nurture their mutual philosophy of giving back by offering the use of their garden for charitable events.

Dine at Saz’s on Jan. 5 and you’ll be supporting MCW cardiovascular research

Jan. 4 - Everyone who dines at Saz's State House on Thursday, Jan. 5, will have a portion of their bill donated to the Steve Cullen Healthy Heart Club Run/Walk, which supports heart research at the MCW Cardiovascular Center.

Dr. Konrad Soergel, founder of MCW’s division of gastroenterology, dies at age 87

July 6 - Konrad H. Soergel, MD, a 40-year member of the Medical College of Wisconsin faculty, founder of MCW’s division of gastroenterology, and a winner of the MCW 1988 Distinguished Service Award, died June 29. He was 87 years old.

Gray Matter “Matters”

Nov. 28 - Sharon Kailas wants to make a difference. In some fashion, and in some manner, she wants to help others. And when she was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease in 2012, that strong desire didn’t go away. All it did was take a slight detour. Learn more about Sharon’s journey in the Fall 2016 issue of MCW Magazine.

Happenings

MCW events and awards.

Happenings

MCW events and awards.

Happenings

MCW events and awards.

Healthcare Dinner Honors Sarah and Jeff Joerres

Sarah Geenen Joerres, MD and Jeff Joerres received MCW's Warren P. Knowles Humanitarian Award at the 2016 Froedtert and the Medical College of Wisconsin Healthcare Dinner.

Honoring a valued partnership: Dr. William and Marlene Listwan

Aug. 9 - Dr. William Listwan always insists that he did not attend medical school alone. "I always say that 'we' went to medical school," says Dr. Listwan. His wife, Marlene, was at his side through the entire journey – and it was a team effort.

Imagine More Dinner on June 15 to raise funds for neuroscience research

June 9 - The fifth annual Imagine More Dinner to support neuroscience research at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) Neuroscience Research Center will be held Thursday, June 15, at Discovery World in Milwaukee.

Join our team for the Ann’s Hope Foundation’s annual Block Melanoma 5k Run/ 3k Walk

April 11 - Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Network is a proud sponsor of the annual Block Melanoma 5k Run/3k Walk on Sunday, May 21. The Froedtert & MCW team will be there, and we invite all interested staff and students to join us. It’s a great way to have fun, get those steps in and raise awareness about melanoma.

Join the Froedtert & MCW Team at the Steve Cullen Healthy Heart Run/Walk on Feb. 11

Jan. 18 - The 21st annual Steve Cullen Healthy Heart Club Run & Walk will be held Saturday, Feb. 11, 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, where more than 170 faculty physicians and research scientists study the causes, prevention and treatment of heart disease.

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

Dec. 9 - The MACC Fund (Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer, Inc.), MCW’s largest donor, is selling TODAY’S TMJ4 MACC*STAR ornaments to raise money for pediatric cancer and related blood disorder research.

MACC Fund reaches $60 million milestone in research support

July 6 - The MACC Fund, Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer, Inc., contributed $1,387,500 on June 27 to its three beneficiaries -- the Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin and the University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center.

National Doctors’ Day on March 30 offers chance to honor our physicians

March 10 - In honor of National Doctors’ Day, which is celebrated March 30, the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) Office of Development and the Froedtert Hospital Foundation invite individuals to “Honor a Doctor” by making a donation to MCW or the Froedtert Hospital Foundation 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.

Patient honors Dr. Karen Blindauer for Doctors’ Day

March 28 - Parkinson’s disease expert Karen A. Blindauer, MD, professor of neurology, chief of adult neurology and director of the Movement Disorders Program at Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin, was honored by several patients as part of the 2016 National Doctors’ Day campaign for the care she provided them. One of the patients was Emma Hein of Cedarburg, who had amazing things to say about her experience.

Patient offers Doctors’ Day tribute to Dr. Sumi Jones

March 16 - Dr. Sumi Jones, a staff physician at Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Tosa Health Center, was honored by several of her patients as part of the national Doctors’ Day 2016 campaign. One of the patients who honored her was Maria D. Silen of Milwaukee, who had wonderful things to say about Dr. Jones.

Patient, physician, researchers work together to solve AVM mysteries

Jan. 24 - Sixteen years ago, Kelleigh Gustafson was diagnosed with rare and massive arteriovenous malformation (AVM) on the right side of her head and neck that affect her sensory organs, trachea, esophagus, brain and heart.

Reserve your spot! Women in Science presentation on May 23 to feature Alison Kriegel, PhD

The 11th annual Women in Science Series continues on May 23 with Alison Kriegel, PhD, assistant professor of physiology at the Medical College of Wisconsin, who will give a presentation titled, Interdependence of the Heart and Kidneys in Health and Disease. The event runs from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Silent & live auctions at Bead&Button Show to benefit MCW breast cancer research

May 11 - The Bead&Button Show, the country’s largest consumer bead show, will take place June 4– 11 at the Wisconsin Center in Milwaukee. The show will feature a silent auction and a reception that provide opportunities to support breast cancer research at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) Cancer Center.

Strikes for Hope Charity Bowling Tournament on Feb. 25 to benefit MCW Cancer Center

Jan. 16 - The ninth annual Strikes for Hope Charity Bowling Tournament will be held Saturday, Feb. 26, at Sussex Bowl. Proceeds from the event will be donated to the Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center for cancer research.

This day in MCW history – Dec. 10, 1976

Dec. 9 - Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer, Inc., (MACC Fund) the Medical College of Wisconsin’s largest donor, was created on Dec. 10, 1976, the night recognizing the retirement of its founder, Milwaukee Bucks basketball player Jon McGlocklin.

WBCS Raise a Glass to Hope Gala provides a premier showing of WBCS Showhouse for a Cure

May 11 - The Raise a Glass to Hope Gala, a fundraiser for the 2017 Wisconsin Breast Cancer Showhouse, organized by WBCS, Inc., will be held Saturday, June 3, beginning at 6 p.m. at this year’s Showhouse, 2239 N. Terrace Avenue, Milwaukee.

WBCS seeks volunteers for Showhouse

March 28 - WBCS, Inc. is inviting individuals—men, women and young people—to contribute their time and talents to help support its mission to advance early-stage breast cancer and prostate cancer research. The organization currently is seeking docents for the 2017 WBCS Showhouse for a Cure. There is an urgent need to fill the following shifts: Friday night June 16, from 4 - 7 p.m., and Saturday, June 17, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. or 1 - 4 p.m.

Wearable Art Show in Cedarburg to benefit MCW breast cancer research

March 27 - The annual Wearable Art Show Weekend, organized by the Cedarburg Junior Woman's Club, will be held March 31 and April 1 at the Cedarburg Cultural Center. Proceeds benefit breast cancer education, prevention, research and treatment. To date, this organization has donated nearly $30,000 for breast cancer research and patient programs at Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center.

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Medical College of Wisconsin
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