Aurora caregivers running to support palliative care

These Aurora caregivers are so passionate about helping others, they are literally running a marathon for their patients! Not only are they making this huge commitment, they’re making it easy for you to support them, too.

According to the team’s fundraising page, “To play our part outside of our hospitals and clinics, we want to raise awareness and dollars to support our palliative care program. We are running in the Milwaukee Lakefront Marathon on October 2, 2016. We encourage you to make a donation in honor of a family, friend or neighbor who has needed such care, or make one in our honor to help us get to the finish line!”

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Pictured from left to right: Cara Herdrich, Krin Kramer, Mimi Kokoska, Trishya Brown and Kim Stapelfeldt.

Palliative care is specialized medical care for those with very serious, even life-threatening illness. Because patients and families living with serious illness face so many challenges, palliative care is most effective when provided by multidisciplinary teams.

“Palliative Care can be provided as an outpatient, inpatient or in the home, across a continuum from acute and chronic illness to end of life, all the while optimizing quality of life, comfort and preserving dignity. Aurora has such wonderful caregivers in Palliative Care,” explains Mimi Kokoska, MD, Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer of Hospital Based Specialties.

And you can support five of them this weekend! If you would like to make a gift, click here .

To learn more about palliative care, click here .

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