Dairy Cares aids Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin

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Over the last six years, Dairy Cares has given nearly $640,000 to Children's Hospital of Wisconsin. (From left) Jim Ostrom, Dairy Cares; Laurie Fischer, Dairy Cares; Chad Hershner, Children’s Hospital Foundation; Meg Brzyski Nelson, Children’s Hospital Foundation; Dr. Michael Meyer, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin; Deric DuQuaine, Dairy Cares; Annette Ostrom, Dairy Cares; Julie DuQuaine, Dairy Cares; and Denise Hajos, Children’s Hospital Foundation.

DE PERE - 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,” says Dr. Michael Meyer, who received the check on behalf of Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin.

Meyer is 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. He adds, “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.”

“At the core of Dairy Cares are Wisconsin dairy farm families and the businesses that support our way of life,” explains Jim Ostrom, dairyman and co-founder of the non-profit organization. “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.”

The donation was presented on July 23, during the Dairy Cares annual garden party, which was hosted at the Ostrom home near De Pere, WI.