Friends of UW Health is a non-profit organization that funds programs and services to improve the lives of the patients and families we serve and support special health-related needs in the Dane County area.

A Legendary Evening the Gala for American Family Children’s Hospital

March 3, 2018 at the Monona Terrace Convention Center

Through the generosity of our sponsors and donors, Friends’ “Dream It. Believe It.” gala raised more than $472,000 for American Family Children’s Hospital!

Friends of UW Health 2017 Grants


You Make Patients and Families’ Lives Better One Grant at a Time As a member of Friends of UW Health, you help fund programs and services that directly benefit our patients and families but are not covered by insurance.  Friends provided almost $250,000 in support last year. And for the first time, Friends opened its […]

Support our Sole Men and Sole Sisters!


We’ve searched the community for gentlemen and ladies with just the right flair & charisma to serve as “Sole Men” and “Sole Sister” at this year’s Wine Women & Shoes event benefiting the UW Carbone Cancer Center. These guys and gals will be putting their award-winning smiles and personalities to work as they each compete […]

Friends Grant Gets The Mindful Care Resource Cart Rolling


Each year thousands of children and their families experience an inpatient stay at American Family Children’s Hospital for a variety of medical concerns.  Many of the children have chronic and/or life limiting condition and often children are in and out of the hospital frequently, separating them from siblings, friends and family members.  Although the treatment […]