Dairy farmers, dairy businesses and other individual and corporate supporters recently demonstrated their dedication to the well-being of Wisconsin families with a generous donation of $182,000 to the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin.
In its sixth year, Dairy Cares rallied for its largest gift yet, bringing their total contribution to more than $640,000 for the state-of-the-art medical center that is centered in Milwaukee and serves 40 locations throughout Wisconsin.
“Dairy Cares is the type of organization and partnership that is an absolute pleasure to build,” said Dr. Michael Meyer, who received the check on behalf of Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin at a July 23 garden party at the home of Dairy Cares co-founder and dairyman Jim Ostrom near De Pere.
“As I go through and meet people here, each and every person has a story about a child they know that was touched by Children’s,” continued Meyer, the medical director of the hospital’s transport team, which provides ICU-level and neonatal care for critically ill children as they are moved to the main hospital location.
“At the core of Dairy Cares are Wisconsin dairy farm families and the businesses that support our way of life,” Ostrom said. “We could not be more proud to give back on behalf of the dairy community in such a generous way to the Children’s Hospital.”