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We Care Fund for Medical Innovation and Research

At its core, the We Care Fund for Medical Innovation and Research in the Department of Surgery is about the hope for a future with better treatments. Every penny raised supports research and clinical programs that can’t wait for traditional funding sources. As part of one of the nations’ top academic medical centers, the MCW Department of Surgery uses support from the We Care Fund to supply research dollars in the fields of cancer, cardiovascular disease, gastrointestinal diseases, organ transplantation, diseases of the newborn/child, and trauma.

Why We Care
Patients in need deserve the most effective ways to treat injury and disease – knowledge unearthed by dedicated scientists with the passion and tools for innovative research.

Hope and Innovation
Bringing hope and innovation treatment plans to patients and their families depends on translating new medical discoveries from the laboratory for use in the operating room, the bedside, and the clinic. The mission of the We Care Fund is to support researchers and physicians who are creating cutting-edge therapies and clinical programs that benefit patients in Wisconsin and throughout the world.

Our Goal
The We Care Fund supports research in the fields of cancer, cardiovascular disease, gastrointestinal diseases, diseases of the newborn/child, organ transplantation, and trauma. Traditional funding mechanisms supporting basic science and clinical care can take months, even years. Some of the most promising and exciting solutions simply cannot wait that long. Our goal is to accelerate the development of those advanced, life-saving solutions by engaging the local community to help bring the best healthcare to Wisconsin.

WE CARE Fund Brochure (PDF)

Contact Us

Meg Bilicki

Major Gifts Director, Surgery-Cancer Care

(414) 805-5731
(414) 259-9225 (fax)