As the largest provider of charity care in northeastern Wisconsin, Aurora BayCare Medical Center and its team members continue to strengthen communities through Aurora’s Greater Green Bay Well Community Fund. This fund supports local organizations dedicated to Making Healthy Happen by funding community health efforts that improve access to care, enhance services which address health needs—such as drug and alcohol use—or find ways to improve underlying causes of persistent chronic health problems.
Proceeds from Aurora’s annual A Cause to Celebrate fundraising event, which will be held Friday, April 12, are dedicated to the Greater Green Bay Well Community Fund.
“This initiative allows us to target key areas that can really improve the health of our community and address critical needs and barriers that so many face in the greater Green Bay area,” said Sandy Ewald, President, Greater Green Bay Market for Advocate Aurora Health. “In partnership with our foundation, we are able to bring our community together and collectively strengthen efforts to move the needle on so many of these health challenges in order to help more people live healthier, happier lives.”
Local team members select an area organization to receive funds raised at the event. This year, they selected the Jackie Nitschke Center. Since 1971, the Center has dedicated its resources to help more than 300 people each year who face alcohol and drug addiction. This year’s donation will be used to enhance sober living facilities in the Green Bay area.
“We have sober living homes where our clients can transition from treatment to an environment conducive to their recovery, but these living spaces are somewhat outdated and worn,” said Lawrence Connors, FACHE, Chief Executive Officer of the Jackie Nitschke Center. “This support will help us provide an updated, contemporary home away from home that supports a client’s journey to recovery.”
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