Sick Kids Don't Wait

From left: John Flad, Harvey Pierce, Jack Salzwedel and Rich LynchI recently had the opportunity to address a group of community leaders and hospital employees at a celebration of the conclusion of the “Sick Kids Can't Wait” capital campaign and the opening of the new eighth floor at the American Family Children's Hospital.

It was an awesome evening: Inspiring, hopeful, and optimistic – all at the same time.

Inspiring. To think this world-class facility was built only after American Family, our great agents and employees, committed to support this place with our money AND our time.

Hopeful. To think thousands of sick kids will live – yes, LIVE – because of our efforts. We are helping provide hope to many families who feel hopeless.

Optimistic. Our communities and our institutions are not perfect, but if we continue to support and work toward positive improvement, positive momentum WILL happen. The grand opening at American Family Children’s Hospital made me once again very optimistic.

At American Family Insurance, we believe our cause is noble: To protect and restore the dreams of our customers. This vision aligns perfectly with the American Family Children's Hospital.

Thanks for everything you've done to help all of the sick kids who can't wait!

American Family Children's Hospital logoEditor’s note: In 2004, American Family Insurance made an initial contribution of $10 million to build the hospital that bears its name. Subsequent corporate, agent and employee contributions raised another $5 million. American Family later contributed $1 million to help launch the Sick Kids Can’t Wait fundraising campaign. Our agents and employees pitched in another $731,000.

Since opening in 2007, American Family Children’s Hospital has treated thousands of ill or injured children from 49 states in a soothing, healing environment. The hospital was ranked among the top 50 children’s hospitals in six medical and surgical specialties in U.S. News and World Report’s 2013-14 Best Children’s Hospitals Guide.

by Jack Salzwedel on Tue, Apr 29 2014 9:40 am
Posted by Jack Salzwedel on Tue, Apr 29 2014 9:40 am


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