Bowling, Bowling, Bowling!
Tyler Lee Memorial
The 9th Annual Tyler Lee Memorial 9-Pin Tap Bowling event was held in March at Classic Lanes in Oak Creek. Filled with food, fun and a raffle, the day got off to a perfect start with Tyler’s twin brother, Jacob, tossing the first ball of the day – a strike! Proceeds from the event supported Wheaton Franciscan – St. Joseph’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).
As the largest NICU in the state, Wheaton Franciscan – St. Joseph Campus provides extra care to babies born prematurely or with special health concerns. Thank you to Julie and Troy Magerowski, the tremendous volunteer team involved in planning this event, and to the many bowlers who participated. You help us make our community stronger, healthier and better.
Safe Place for Newborns
The 15th anniversary of the Safe Haven Law being enacted in the state of Wisconsin was celebrated in no better way than with the kids and families who have benefited from it! Safe Place for Newborn families gathered in celebration for a FUNdraiser supporting the Safe Place for Newborns program, which is headquartered at St. Joseph Campus.
Safe Place for Newborns is dedicated to saving the lives of newborns in danger of unsafe abandonment by giving their mothers a crucial option – safely relinquishing their infant to a trusted healthcare worker or emergency service provider – rather than abandoning the infant. The program was established in 2001 after the enactment of the Wisconsin Safe Haven Law which allows for the legal abandonment of newborns within 72 hours of birth. It raises awareness by providing educational workshops and outreach activities that target the providers who accept abandoned newborns (healthcare, police and emergency personnel) and the general public. The goal is to increase the understanding of the law and eliminate infanticide in our state.