Anne Taylor swam and played tennis until, in her late 20s, a rare autoimmune disease started attacking her joints. For eight years, she walked on a broken pelvis and rarely left the house. That all changed after she was referred to Craig Della Valle, MD, with Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush. Three years after Della Valle performed her surgery, Anne was running 5Ks and traveling to Europe and Mexico.
Anne's father, Dale Taylor, and his wife, Angela Lustig, were so touched by Della Valle’s efforts that they made a major gift in his honor, so he can continue his orthopedic research and help others, just as he helped Anne.
“Here’s a guy who has done something that the other leading institutions said couldn’t be done,” Dale said.
More than saying thank you
Doctors, nurses and other caregivers at Rush work tirelessly to ease symptoms and manage your health. To find and apply the right treatment you or your loved ones need. To save lives and give you more years with the people you love most.
Help Rush continue to offer the high level of care you, or someone important to you, received by contributing in honor of the health care professionals who provided that care. We will notify the doctors, nurses or other caregivers of your generosity.
You can make an even greater impact by asking others to join you in supporting Rush in honor of your Health Care Hero, a personal milestone or achievement.
How to give in honor of your Health Care Hero at Rush
- Give online: Our secure online giving site is the most convenient and environmentally friendly way to make an honor gift using your credit card.
Give by mail: Download our honor giving form and mail the completed form along with a check made payable to “Rush University Medical Center” to the following address:
Office of Philanthropy
Rush University Medical Center
1700 W. Van Buren St., Suite 250
Chicago, IL 6061-3244
- Give by phone: Credit card gifts can also be made by calling the Office of Philanthropy at (312) 563-3164.
Learn about payment methods, confidentiality, tax receipts and other aspects of memorial and honor gifts to Rush in our FAQ section.
Questions? Contact Lisa Gerberding, associate director of annual giving, at firstname.lastname@example.org and (312) 563-3164.