Kudos | May 2018

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Uncork Your Support
The Ronald McDonald Family Room in Edward Hospital hosted its annual fundraiser on March 8 at Cress Creek Country Club in Naperville. The sold-out event was the most successful to date, raising more than $90,000— equivalent to 1,058 nights of care, comfort and compassion for families of hospitalized children. The Family Room has served more than 6,500 families since opening in 2012.

COD Scholarships
Twenty College of DuPage students were recently awarded $57,500 in scholarships by the Naperville Rotary Charities and the Rotary Club of Naperville, which assist students in need of financial aid in pursuing an education through vocational, technical and academic courses leading to a two- or four-year degree. The scholarship is funded by the Naperville Rotary House of Dreams Charity Raffle.

Medical Mission
Elmhurst Hospital recently received a Humanitarian Partnership Award from the Syrian American Medical Society (SAMS). The hospital was recognized for sending a medical mission to Lebanon in 2017 to treat Syrian refugees.

Kidney specialist Dr. Madhavi Ryali received the SAMS Leadership Award for coordinating and raising funds for the mission, which included a team of 25 doctors, nurses and other caregivers during the weeklong trip. The mission included visits to Beirut, Tripoli and the Bekaa Valley to treat more than 1,500 patients, including 200 surgeries.

Museums for All
Cantigny Park’s two museums—The First Division Museum and the Robert R. McCormick House—recently announced their participation in Museums for All, a national initiative to encourage individuals and families of all backgrounds to visit the park’s museums and other attractions. The program applies to Cantigny’s parking fee because the museums, gardens and most events already offer free admission. Families may now visit the park for just $1 by presenting a state-issued Electronic Benefits Transfer card or Women, Infants and Children card. For a list of participating museums, visit childrensmuseums.org.