Philanthropy Perspectives

Philanthropy Perspectives, a bi-monthly newsletter emailed to supporters of NorthShore University HealthSystem, provides profiles on grateful patients and friends who have made charitable contributions to NorthShore, as well as details on opportunities for involvement including volunteer groups and events.

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Philanthropy Perspectives

A bimonthly e-newsletter recognizing the impact of your support.

February 20, 2015

Precise Treatment Yields New Beginning

When Shelly Levin learned she had inflammatory breast cancer, the disease had already spread to different parts of her body, and it was advanced. Diagnostic tests at NorthShore confirmed Levin had a large tumor in her breast, a pair of tumors in one of her lungs and two more in her chest wall. “It was stage four. I was a mess,” recalled the 65-year-old Northbrook woman. Read More


Donors Aid Research for Healthier Students

Philanthropic support to NorthShore’s Cardiovascular Institute (CVI) is driving research on the success of programs to decrease smoking by high school students and improve the physical fitness and reduce consumption of sugary beverages by students of all ages.
NorthShore cardiologist Timothy A. Sanborn, MD, said continued philanthropic support from NorthShore donors has enabled the success of his research to date. “I'm now preparing an application for an American Heart Association Community Innovation Grant based on the preliminary research work that was supported by charitable giving.” Read More



You Are the Missing Piece!

Donations from people like YOU make a real impact in the lives of our patients and their families, and help physicians, nurses and staff solve challenging clinical care and medical research puzzles.

Please help our care teams and physician-scientists provide the very latest personalized care with a donation today! Your support can aid the medically underserved, provide professional learning opportunities for our nurses and physicians, and kickstart research discoveries.

Click here to donate today!

Diaper Drive Assists Local Families

Volunteers from The Auxiliary of NorthShore spent December and January collecting 8,600 diapers for the Perinatal Family Support Center at NorthShore Evanston Hospital for area families in need.

The Perinatal Family Support Center provides a wide array of services to women and their families who experience challenges related to pregnancy, birth, prematurity and perinatal loss. The Center serves more than 1,600 families annually, and all services are provided free of charge. Read More



Your DNA Can Help

Personalized Medicine is an evolving field made possible through leading-edge research projects such as NorthShore's Genomic Health Initiative. This study compares patient medical histories and clinical outcomes with genomic research to identify linkages to the most effective treatment options for the larger population. Read More

To continue making an impact, please make a gift online.

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