Raising money for children with childhood illnesses
Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin is the region’s only independent health care system dedicated solely to the health and well-being of children. In Milwaukee and throughout the state, they provide kids and their families a wide range of care and support – everything from routine care for ear aches or sore throats to life saving advances and treatment options. Their academic partner, The Medical College of Wisconsin, brings many of the nation’s most well-respected doctors to our team. Together the organizations work to ensure that every child and family we serve receives nothing but the best.
Every day, Children’s Hospital is working to advance their vision – that the kids of Wisconsin will be the healthiest in the nation. We know that kids need healthy families and strong communities to live well, and that we can’t do it all alone. Because of this, we partner with and support the community in many ways. They invest millions of dollars every year to keep Wisconsin’s kids healthy, happy and safe.
Our Milwaukee hospital and administrative offices are located on the campus of the Milwaukee Regional Medical Center in Wauwatosa, WI, a destination for quality adult and pediatric care, lifesaving research and world class education for tomorrow’s doctors and scientists. We also provide patient and family centered care in a variety of community settings in the Milwaukee area and throughout Wisconsin.
Saving Children’s lives in schools
In 2016, WHG Cares and Children’s Hospital joined together to raise money for Project ADAM and help spread their mission of saving children from sudden cardiac arrest.
Project ADAM began in 1999 after a series of sudden deaths among high school athletes in southeastern Wisconsin. Many of these deaths appear due to ventricular fibrillation, a condition in which the ventricles cannot pump blood into the body. The project helps schools in Wisconsin and across the nation implement programs to make automated external defibrillators (AEDs) available.
The programs also aim to support schools in being prepared for a cardiac emergency through staff CPR and AED training, student CPR education, fundraising ideas and support and sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) awareness education for students, staff and families. The project also is involved in research and advocacy efforts.
For more information, visit the website at chw.org/projectadam.