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Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare - All Saints Foundation is very proud of our support of the exceptional care offered at All Saints.

Gifts from donors like you have funded many advances in care such as:

  • Helping save the lives of premature infants through the purchase of isolets for our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).
  • Ensuring ready access to life-saving equipment through the purchase and distribution of automatic external defibrillators (AEDs) throughout Racine.
  • Making dreams of a nursing career a reality through the Nurses Scholarship Program.
  • Providing charitable care to our neighbors who come from low-income, uninsured, or underinsured households.

To give to the All Saints Foundation, donate online now.

Funds & Programs

Financial gifts to All Saints Foundation also help sustain charitable care for the community. Each year, gifts from people like you help us address the health care needs of low-income and other vulnerable patients. Additional Foundation funds assist All Saints’ educational initiatives, including workshops, community support groups, and health care screenings. At All Saints, we take the responsibility for the health of every man, woman, and child in our community very seriously. Your support of All Saints Foundation makes it possible for us to reach our entire community and meet its diverse needs.

Cancer Care Fund

Foundation contributions will ensure that leading-edge cancer care is always available in our community through the All Saints Cancer Center. Donations support the purchase of new equipment and technology, as well as the development of new cancer care programs and important clinical research.

Gifts to this area support equipment and programs that help cancer patients receive the highest quality of life possible during treatments. For example, generous donors helped All Saints purchase a new Trilogy unit, a treatment system which allows our doctors to target tumors with extraordinary precision – sparing the healthy surrounding tissue – and to do so at higher doses, meaning fewer treatments and faster recovery.

Your gifts also help support the clinical studies currently underway, six support groups available for patients and their families, and a dedicated Oncology Navigator who helps newly- diagnosed patients navigate the steps from diagnosis to treatment and follow-up care.

The Hope Fund

You may consider making a gift to the Hope Fund, which offers assistance to cancer patients in meeting their family’s financial needs so that they don’t have to delay life-saving treatment.

Learn more about the All Saints Hope Fund.

Heart Care Fund

Because cardiovascular disease is one of the leading causes of death in Wisconsin, excellence in cardiac care is one of All Saints’ top strategic initiatives.

Contributions to the Foundation support the work of our premier team of cardiac specialists and help provide a full continuum of care with the latest equipment and treatments. The new, state-of-the-art Cardiovascular Institute offers health screenings and sophisticated diagnostics, advanced surgical treatment for life-threatening heart problems, cardiac rehabilitation, and the Dr. Howard Short Wellness, Prevention and Heart Care Program.

Donations also support All Saints’ innovations in cardiac care, such as the recent purchase of 21 IV fluid coolers for Racine-area ambulances. These coolers significantly increase patients’ chances of surviving an out-of-hospital heart attack, as well as reducing the likelihood of damage to the brain, using a process known as therapeutic hypothermia. For every minute that passes without treatment, a person's chance of survival drops seven to 10 percent. Using the cold IV fluid, paramedics start the process of dropping a patient's body temperature to between 89 and 93 degrees.

Your gift to All Saints’ cardiac care program saves lives and improves outcomes for the people in our community.

Honor a Guardian Angel

Have you ever wanted to thank the people who helped in your healing?

All Saints Foundation offers the Guardian Angel program as a way to say “Thanks!” while also supporting the compassionate care you expect from All Saints.

The Guardian Angel program provides grateful patients and their families the opportunity to make a donation to honor exceptional care at All Saints. The physician, nurse, chaplain, housekeeper, or other caregiver you designate will be recognized for service excellence. In turn, you will have the satisfaction of knowing you helped All Saints improve and expand its services.

If you would like to honor someone by naming them your guardian angel, please contact Devon Borst at 262-687-8653.

Hope Fund

The financial burden of cancer can be devastating. The patient who is newly diagnosed with cancer may be forced to decide between taking time from work to receive the medical treatment they so desperately need or continue to work to put food on the table. They may have to decide between paying the mortgage or utility bill or paying for their treatment. For many who teeter so close to the financial edge, the decision to “put family first” is often the decision made, thus foregoing or delaying treatment in order to meet living expenses.

The All Saints Hope Fund has been established so that no patient will have to make this type of decision. The All Saints Hope Fund provides assistance to cancer patients who are in financial need. The fund provides money for non-medical services that are in support of the patient’s ongoing care.

Eligibility for assistance from the All Saints Hope Fund is based on economic need and is evaluated annually.


Cancer affects people of all ages and backgrounds. The most frequently diagnosed cancer in women, breast cancer, affects one in every eight women in her lifetime. For men, prostate cancer will affect one in every nine.

The All Saints Cancer Center offers complete screening and diagnostic testing, making early and accurate detection possible.

For additional information about services offered at All Saints Cancer Center or to make an appointment with our Oncology Patient Navigator, please call 262-687-5037.

What kind of services does the All Saints Hope Fund support?

Your gift can make a difference for patients affected by cancer. Many support services are not covered by insurance or long-term care benefits, but are very important to a patient’s recovery. All Saints Hope Fund is available to help pay non-medical support services such as:

  • Supportive products, such as prostheses, wigs, lymphedema sleeves and gloves
  • Lymphedema treatment not covered by medical insurance
  • Nutrition consultants
  • Everyday living expenses including rent, utilities, groceries, and transportation

Did You Know?

  • Breast cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed in women. One in eight will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime.
  • Seventy percent of men over 65 years of age will be diagnosed with prostate cancer. Yet it is easily treated if detected early.
  • Smoking is responsible for 80 percent of all lung cancers. People who smoke are also at risk for heart disease, stroke and emphysema.
  • Skin cancer can be prevented by wearing hats, sunglasses and long-sleeve shirts, and by using sunscreen with sun protection factor (SPF) of 15 or greater. For children, a SPF 45 or greater is highly recommended.
  • The best defense for cancer is early detection. Testing can save lives by detecting and treating cancer early.

Little Saints Child Care Center

Established in 1991, Little Saints Child Care Center serves to meet the dependent day care needs of associates, physicians and affiliated partners. Then, and now, it continues to be a valuable support and contributor to the achievement of our strategic goals, as well as being a critical component to our being recognized as a healthcare employer of choice.

As we continue to look to the future, gifts to Building our Future continue to provide the endowment for future support.

Learn more about the Little Saints Child Care Center.

Mental Health & Addiction Care Fund

All Saints offers one of the most respected mental health and addiction care programs in the region. In fact, many of our patients come from Illinois and beyond, seeking the best possible care for these challenging health concerns. Your contribution supports a full range of inpatient and outpatient clinical services for prevention, assessment and treatment of mental health and substance abuse problems. Four locations each offer specialized programs designed to meet the specific needs of children, adolescents, adults, and older adults.

Fresh Start Program

One of the highlights of All Saints’ mental health services is the Fresh Start program, a unique partnership with the Racine Unified School District. Fresh Start is for children with emotional, psychological and/or behavioral difficulties from families with very few financial, emotional, or medical resources.

This comprehensive program makes a difference by allowing children to reach their full potential and become productive members of our community. Grade school children with adjustment difficulties are given support to develop positive behaviors, receive proper medications, and find family-centered support. Some students are referred to our alternative education site, where they benefit from a highly structured environment that includes age-appropriate classes, medication management, and therapy.

Positive outcomes include a return to the traditional classroom, continued appropriate behaviors, and academic success in a mainstream setting. Your gift will support improvements to the classrooms and materials needed for these children.

Women & Infant Care Fund

Your gift to the Foundation for All Saints Women and Infant Care is an investment in healthy families. Whether providing breast health screening for low-income women or ensuring that at-risk babies can receive care in our Level III neonatal intensive care unit, your contribution in this area helps keep families strong.

All Saints works to address Racine’s high infant mortality rate with a comprehensive range of services, including parent education, prenatal screenings, home visits, and breastfeeding and safe sleep programs. All Saints’ Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) is a tertiary care facility for all of Racine, Kenosha and surrounding area counties. The NICU is well known for its expert, caring staff who create miracles everyday.

Thousands of babies are born each year in the Center for Women and Children, many of whom are at risk for complications. They receive personalized care to ensure the best outcomes for mothers and babies.

Your contributions to Women and Infant Care also saves lives by helping to cover the cost of mammograms or other breast diagnostic procedures and necessary follow-up treatment for women who can’t afford these services.

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