11th Annual Women's Gathering
Benefiting the Spiritual Care Program
The Power of Nature - Restoring Mind, Body and Soul
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
900 West Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53233
How would you like to stimulate your memory? Reduce stress? Decrease anxiety? Research shows - and there are many stories to be told - that direct contact with nature leads to increased mental health and well-being.
Join us at this year's event and take away simple, yet effective ways to connect with nature so you can experience its many mental health benefits, and learn how these benefits are being incorporated into the treatment process for patients at Rogers.
DOUBLE YOUR GIFT
...when you give to our $5K Spiritual Care Matching Gift Challenge. Your gift will have twice the impact when Power Test matches it dollar-for-dollar up to $5,000!
The Foundation sponsors the "Bear on a Bed" program in which a NEW stuffed animal is waiting in a child's room on their first day at Rogers. It provides a soft hug for our children during this time of transition. There will be a table to put all stuffed animals as you arrive at the Women's Gathering.
There's just something about a Teddy Bear that's impossible to explain. When you hold one in your arms, you get a feeling of love, comfort and security. It's almost supernatural.- James Ownby
Trenni Kusinerek is a Muskego High School and Marquette University graduate. Today, she is a nationally known sportscaster currently reporting for Comcast SportsNet New England in Boston, MA. Trenni is open about her battle with depression in hopes that she can use her national platform to help others in need. We are honored that she has agreed to join us for the second year as our emcee.
Naomi came to the Child & Adolescent Center at Rogers Memorial Hospital after months of severe depression and anxiety. Her treatment team introduced her to the art of gardening. The simple tasks of pulling weeds, removing dead flowers and re-planting struck a chord inside Naomi, and it filled her with a sense of purpose and a new outlook on life. Three years after she left Rogers, Naomi is in college and enjoying life. She and her mother, Jane, will talk about their journey and the special place the gardens still have in their hearts.
Melanie Hammer, MSW
She will share how you can harness the power of nature to heal your mind, body and soul. Learn how Rogers incorporates the newest evidence-based design in therapeutic gardens for patients, families and staff.
Culver's of Johnson Creek
Pamela DeRosa - National Christian Foundation Wisconsin
Hitchcock Design Group
Trees On The Move
MSI General Corporation
Professional Consultants, Inc.
THANK YOU TO OUR WOMEN'S GATHERING COMMITTEE
Becky Glyzewski | Melanie Hammer | Lisa Jorgensen | Sherri Kasdorf | Kelly Frank Kemnitz | Lisa Ollmann
Lisa Petelinsek | Tama'ra Reed | Jill Schmidt | Marilee Shepard