Philanthropy News

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Rush University Medical Center

Chicago Foundation Launches Scholarship to Promote Community-based Clinical Mental Health Care Project at Rush

The Herrendorf Family Foundation has launched a five-year partnership with Rush University Medical Center to support mental health in Chicago’s communities. 

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Amanda and Joey Sarmiento
Rush University Medical Center

In Amanda’s Memory: Filling the Gaps in Pediatric Cancer

More than $126,000 has been raised in honor of Amanda Sarmiento (pictured) to support osteosarcoma clinical research driven by Paul Kent, MD, pediatric oncology physician at Rush.

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One Box Recap 2021
Rush University Medical Center

Giving Tuesday Feeds More Than 1,000 People

Donations to One Box, One Community delivered nutritious food to families in need during the holidays.

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Rush University Medical Center

St. Luke’s Alumna Leaves Lasting Legacy

St. Luke’s School of Nursing alumna Helen (Gianutsos) Robertson remained grateful throughout her life for the experiences and training she received during nursing school. Through thoughtful gift planning, Helen was able to create a scholarship in her name.

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Rocque Lipford
Rush University Medical Center

Polio Survivor Defies Odds Thanks to Dr. Berger’s Techniques

Only Dr. Richard Berger’s minimally invasive knee replacement method could help Rocque Lipford continue to walk.

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Kordower
Rush University Medical Center

Rush University Awarded 'Real Funding To Make Big Progress' in Battling Parkinson’s

Rush Medical College will be a part of a major undertaking by the Aligning Science Across Parkinson’s (ASAP) initiative, leading one of 21 teams receiving critical and significant funding in hopes of making major advances in the fight against Parkinson’s disease.

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Craig Smit
Rush Copley Medical Center

Exercise Classes Give Parkinson’s Patient Direction, Focus – and Hope

Craig Smit found new focus, direction and hope through exercise, especially through the Delay the Disease™ and Rock Steady Boxing classes that are part of Rush Copley’s Movement Disorders Program.

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Katie Jorgenson
Rush University Medical Center

‘I Can Make a Difference for Others’: Cancer Survivor Supports Research at Rush

Katie Jorgenson joined Rush’s Swim Across America fundraising team in 2018, three years after her bone cancer diagnosis. Now she’s helping other cancer patients facing the same challenges.

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Rush Copley Medical Center

Provider Spotlight: Judy Siek, Yoga and Movement Specialist

Judy Siek believes that exercise is the key to mental, physical and emotional health. “It makes us feel good about ourselves and it makes us healthier human beings,” she says.

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Rush University Medical Center

'They Really Care for Their Patients': Couple Inspired to Support Innovative Joint Repair Research

Pam Strobel experienced a severe knee injury that could only be treated at Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush. Now back on her feet, she wants to help others facing similar challenges.

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Deb Hopkins
Rush Copley Medical Center

Movement Disorders Program Provides Physical and Emotional Benefits

Having Parkinson’s disease isn’t easy, but Deb Hopkins says Rush Copley’s Movement Disorders Program has made living with the disease easier. The story she shares is like that of other patients who have found relief — both physical and emotional — through the exercise and art therapy classes and support group meetings. Learn about the impact the program has had on Deb’s life.

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David Ansell
Rush University Medical Center

A Lifelong Path Toward Health Equity

David Ansell, MD, MPH, learned about injustices in the world at an early age. As a doctor, he found a way to help the disadvantaged.

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Copley MD boxing Victor
Rush Copley Medical Center

Boxing Class Helps Patients Fight Parkinson’s Disease

Rush Copley is an affiliate of Rock Steady Boxing, a nonprofit organization that was created to help people with Parkinson’s disease improve their quality of life through a non-contact, boxing-based fitness curriculum.

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Wrobel-Sha
Rush University Medical Center

25 Years of Care and Compassion Leads to Gift Supporting HIV Research

Sherri Wrobell first came to Rush following an HIV diagnosis. That was 25 years ago. Wrobell credits her physician for maintaining her health since then.

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Quaini
Rush University Medical Center

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

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

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