Women for MACC is proud to announce Lindsay Schweikert as the new Board of Directors President for 2015-2016.
“We live in a world where there are so many great choices for people to dedicate their time, talent or donate their money. I want to continue to engage membership and I am excited to play a role in taking this amazing organization to a new level while continuing to serve our mission. ”
Lindsay is no stranger to the Women for MACC or the world of volunteering. When she and her husband first relocated back to Milwaukee, she says she was desperate to find an organization where she could dedicate her volunteer time. Her efforts led her to Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. There she was able to volunteer in many different areas of the hospital, however, one area in particular seemed to leave a lasting impression on her. That area was the HOT Unit (Hematology-Oncology-Transplant unit). “That experience was all it took for me to know that I wanted to do more for families forced in the shoes of childhood cancer and related blood disorders,” says Lindsay.Having been a second generation WMACC member, as her mom was involved in the founding group of women, WMACC was the perfect match. Lindsay’s volunteer efforts started on a committee for Couture for a Cure, which led her to joining the Board of Directors the following year. Lindsay has served as Nominations Chair, Recording Secretary, President-Elect and now President. Lindsay will lead the board’s efforts to continue to raise brand awareness of The Women for MACC programs, events and fundraising while providing direction and guidance throughout the year.
When Lindsay is not volunteering her valuable time, she is busy as the Senior Executive Compensation and Benefits Consultant for We Energies, while being a wife and mother of two boys, age 4 ½ and 10 month old.
Well Lindsay certainly lives by the quote she often reflects on “Life isn’t about getting and having, it’s about giving and being” Kevin Kruse
Women for MACC is excited to partner with Boston Store for the 33rd Annual Couture for a Cure taking place on Tuesday November 3rd at the Hyatt Regency Milwaukee.
We are honored to have TMJ4’s Mike Jacobs returning as our host again this year! Mike and TMJ4 have supported the MACC Fund and Women for MACC for many years.
This prestigious fashion event is one of the premiere events in the Midwest; showcasing the best fashions of the season! In addition to the show, there will be a fabulous silent auction, tantalizing raffle prizes, and a decadent wine pull!
Boston Store Boutique will be on-site with all the fashions featured in the show for our guests to purchase day of and be sure to allow time to visit the make-up station with complimentary makeovers. There will be over 500 area professionals and leaders passionate about pediatric cancer research to engage and network with.
Feel the win! Your continued support and contributions equals success for our children in their winning the battle with this illness.
Get involved! Be a part of this fabulous annual event by joining the planning committee, becoming a sponsor, donating to our silent auction, wine pull, or swag bags, volunteer, attend as a guest or contribute in a number of other ways.
If interested in being a part of this exciting annual event please contact Amanda Falkowski at firstname.lastname@example.org or Katy Glodosky at email@example.com.
Your Help is Needed with Upcoming Events
NEW EVENT! “Beat the Pro” Ping Pong: Saturday, August 1
Interested in getting involved in WMACC’s new “Beat the Pro” Ping Pong event? This family-friendly event will take place at Evolution Gastro Pong in the Third Ward on Saturday, August 1. This event needs your help! The committee will be meeting on Monday, May 18 at 5:30pm. Contact Lizzi Weasler for more information.
NEW EVENT! September 14, 2015!!! Save the date.
Get ready to “tee it up” and “tip” it up for childhood cancer research! On Monday, September 14th, Women For MACC will hold its first ever, women only, golf event, NINE, WINE and DINE, in memory of former WMACC member Kimberly Graham who died last year of Ewing’s Sarcoma, a very rare childhood cancer. The event will feature a noon start with1 p.m. tee times, raffle, social, WINE–did we say wine??—YES and so much more. Please join us and help make this innagural event a HUGE success!
Contact Jessica Monville with questions or to join the committee.
Recipes for Kids with Cancer
As a mother struggling with her young son’s cancer treatments, Danielle Cook Navidi quickly realized that the side effects caused by chemotherapy included a host of problems that diminished – or outright obliterated – his appetite.Navidi began teaching cooking classes to families of cancer patients
She’s now published a cookbook, “Happily Hungry: Smart Recipes for Kids with Cancer.”
One of her shared recipes:
Purple Power Smoothie
½ cup fresh or frozen blueberries
½ cup blueberry juice
¼ cup soft silken tofu
¼ cup plain or vanilla soy milk
Squeeze of lemon juice, to taste
Agave nectar, to taste
Meet Beth Colson, member of the 2015-2016 Board of Directors
One of seven children, one of three sets of twins, knowing the loss of a parent to cancer at the age of 12, and the fears of losing the other to cancer; Beth knows how valuable life and family are, and knows how to give.
Cancer research has always been near and dear to her heart having experienced the journey with her father who lost his battle, and her mother, who through treatment won hers. Her mother isher hero, raising all seven children, getting them through college and winning her battle, while sharing the optimism of “getting there someday”, her unconditional love, and a selfless heart.
Her older brother started an event “Concert for Life” with his gift of liturgical and inspirational music, having Beth and several of his siblings at his side singing, over time they raised $500,000.00 for the fight against cancer. This was the beginning of her journey of giving.
It seemed a natural choice for Beth to become a volunteer and active member of Woman for MACC after graduating college; as a student and part of the Marquette University philosophy of giving back to the community, she was introduced to John Cary and the MACC fund engaging in several events and fund raiser.
Beth is employed with Baker-Tilly as a third party financial recruiter, placing finance executives. She enjoys playing the piano and singing, is a talented caddie, for her husband during his tournaments, and learning to play golf. She met her husband Nathan while at the university; they made their home in the Milwaukee area. Nathan graduated and licensed as a CPA, currently working as part of a risk management team with a company whose headquarters in Milwaukee, and is an avid golfer.
They are very excited to introduce their first child and new daughter in September, 2015. Family is the world to Beth.
We are pleased to have Beth as part of the Board and part of the Woman for MACC mission, to find the cure for childhood cancer.
MEMORIALS & HONORARIUMS
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Do you ever wonder how the MACC Fund came to be? You can learn more about the history of the MACC Fund, as well as the the great strides that have been made since its founding in 1976, by watching this video featuring MACC Fund President and Co-Founder, Jon McGlocklin.
“If ever there is tomorrow when we’re not together… there is something you must always remember. You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. But the most important thing is, even if we’re apart… I’ll always be with you.”
― A.A. Milne