We invite you to ride for hope

Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin is teaming up for the MACC Fund by sponsoring a team in the annual MACC Fund Trek 100 Ride for Hope Saturday, June 6.

Honorary co-captain Peggy Troy, MSN, RN, president and CEO of Children’s Hospital and Health System, and I invite you to support this event by registering as a rider or volunteering at the Children’s Hospital-sponsored rest stop.

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Beads of Courage strings together patients’ stories

“I feel that the greatest reward for doing is the opportunity to do more.” – Jonas Salk

I first heard about the Beads of Courage program a short while after I began as the interim patient care manager on the Hematology, Oncology and Transplant Unit (LINK). Not only did the staff express a strong interest in the program, but there was one particular father of a patient who advocated heavily for the inception of the program. He said to me, “I know that someday we may not continue to win the battle against cancer, but we always will have these beads to tell his story.” He continued to tell me how during the holidays, as various family members hosted holiday gatherings, they each displayed the beads in some way; on the Christmas tree, fireplace mantle or among the buffet.

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