Why am I doing this?
The short answer is that I want to do something that helps kids, and I can't think of a better organization to support than Children's Hospital of Wisconsin.
The longer answer is that as a family, we participate in this event every year in honor of our son, Owen. Owen was born in 2009 with a congenital Heart defect called Tetralogy of Fallot. While this was a scary time in our lives, we have successfully made it through Owen's first open heart surgery thanks to the help of the Children's Hospital of Wisconsin. They were there every step of the way and we can't thank them enough for all that they do.
Community investment in Wisconsin's kids has afforded many of Children's amazing accomplishments and has helped to pave the way for an exciting future. Here is a snapshot of what community support has enabled:
~ Translational research that improves patient care and outcomes and continues to move toward cellular therapies that will eventually prevent disease
~ Countless programs and services that support families and are not reimbursed by Medicaid or other insurance
~ Sustained extraordinary care in our heart program, leading the country with a nationally ranked, outcomes-based program
I can make a real difference for an organization making a real difference for kids. If you have it in your heart to help, please donate now.