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Rush Philanthropy News

‘They Saved His Life’: Grateful Family Inspired to Help Others With Kidney Disease

Chatka and Tony Ruggiero made a gift toward research that has shown promise in finding earlier signs of kidney disease after their experience with treatment at Rush. Read more.

Helping Young People With Brain Cancer

When Dan and Meg Kresach lost their 22-year-old daughter Olivia to an aggressive form of brain cancer, they both wanted to help others facing similar daunting situations, including other young adults being treated at Rush. Read more.

Generous Grant Spurs West Side Youth Vitality

Rush Education and Career Hub, or REACH, increases student interest in STEM careers and postsecondary education, while also bridging the gap for the future health care workforce. The program is made possible in part by a nearly $800,000 grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Read more.

Donor Brings Power of Art, Music to Patients, Families and Staff

Care at Rush inspires gift to help others find respite through art. Read more.

Expanding Care for Veterans and Their Families

Wounded Warrior Project will provide $45 million to Rush University Medical Center to substantially grow The Road Home Program: The National Center of Excellence for Veterans and Their Families at Rush, allowing an expected 5,000 military veterans or their family members to receive mental health care services without cost to them over the next five years. Read more.

Rush Receives $5 Million Gift for Cancer Immunotherapy Research

The gift from Robert and Emily King will help increase clinical trials and create a  fund for nursing education. It was inspired by Robert's treatment experience at Rush with the hope to improve outcomes for people facing similar challenges as he did. Read more.

Rush Receives $9 Million Grant to Reverse Metabolic Syndrome

After a successful, two-year pilot project that helped patients reverse their metabolic syndrome with lifestyle changes, Rush University Medical Center has been awarded a $9 million grant by the William G. McGowan Charitable Fund to expand a Rush program called Eat, Love, Move (ELM) to five cities. Read more.

Getting to the Root of Health Inequities

Q&A With David Ansell, MD, MPH, Senior Vice President for Community Health Equity, Rush University Medical Center; Associate Provost for Community Affairs and Michael E. Kelly, MD, Presidential Professor, Rush University, and Honorary Chair for the 12th Annual Rush Associates Board Casino Night. Read more

Grateful Patient Creates Legacy to Support Movement Disorder Research

Richard Cole dreamed of bringing better treatments to others living with Parkinson’s disease. Based on years of positive experiences, he decided to help the people at Rush who helped him. Read more.

Med Staff for Med Students Campaign Provides Milestone Support

After working for several years as a wildlife biologist, Lisa Blankenship realized that becoming a physician would satisfy both her scientific curiosity and desire to help people. Thanks to a Med Staff for Med Students scholarship, Lisa was able to prepare for a career in internal medicine at Rush Medical College, and now serves the Chicago community. Read more.

The Woman’s Board Makes Mental Health Top of Mind

A $450,000 gift from the Woman’s Board of Rush University Medical Center is bringing desperately-needed mental health services directly to Chicago families through Rush’s school-based health centers. Read more.

Reaching a Milestone in Neuroradiology Support

In the past two years, $500,000 has been raised to support neuroradiology fellows at Rush University Medical Center in honor of Michael Huckman, MD, the former director of Rush’s Section of Neuroradiology and a pioneer in the field. Read more.

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