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Lighting the Way with Pink Celebration Ceremony

Lighting Ceremony - Saturday, October 27, 2018 at 11:30am

Everyone knows someone who has been affected by breast cancer, someone who has given them motivation to live life to the fullest, spread light, and wear pink. Reserve a pink light to celebrate that person in your life who represents your pink light.

A Legendary Evening

The Gala for American Family Children's Hospital - Saturday, March 3, 2018 at the Monona Terrace, Madison

Along with our presenting sponsors, American Family Insurance, the Salzwedel Family Fund & Department of Pediatrics, UW School of Medicine and Public Health, Friends is pleased to announce that the net total funds raised at “A Legendary Evening – the gala for American Family Children’s Hospital” is more than $800,000.  Additionally, leading up to the […]

Friends Grant Gives Our Loved Ones a Voice

A burden carried by critically ill, intubated patients, is the inability to communicate with health care providers and family members.  Although writing with a clipboard and pen is often attempted, many are not able to due to weakness, sedatives or neurologic deficits associated with illness. Traditional communication tools used in ICUs consist almost solely of […]

Friends Grant Supplies Comfort Through Clothing for Emergency Room Patients

Few people expect to visit a hospital’s emergency room. When a sudden illness or injury occurs, most patients go to an emergency room with just the “clothes on their backs.”  Often clothing cannot be salvaged when it is possibly cut off in the course of treatment. Having quick access to a second set of clothing can easily become […]

Donate your magazines

University Hospital needs magazines (not older than 3 months) for their patient resource library. If you have any magazines to donate drop them off at any University Hospital Information Desk to the attention of Volunteer Services. Car and Driver, Popular Mechanics, People, Better Homes & Gardens, National Geographic etc….really anything just as long as it’s within […]

Friends Grant Lights the Way for Seniors Going Home After Hospitalization

Falls are one of the primary reasons older individuals are readmitted to the hospital, but with a grant from Friends of UW Health, the UW Health Transitional Care Team can give a package of nightlights to patients who are being discharged to help keep them safe at home. It’s hard to imagine that a simple […]

Friends of UW Health 2018 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 $135,000 in support this year. For the second year Friends was able to open […]