The 33rd annual Ryan Jury Memorial Golf Outing, held Wednesday, June 20 at Aldeen Golf Club, raised more than $70,000, pushing total donations well over 1.3 million dollars. The outing is held each year by the Jury family in memory of their son, Ryan, who died of cancer at the age of 23 months in 1986.
“Our family still cannot believe it’s been 33 years since Ryan passed and we hosted our first outing to support SwedishAmerican,” said Greg Jury. “We honestly can’t thank everyone enough, from the Foundation to the sponsors to our community and our family, for their generosity and support and most importantly for continuing to honor Ryan’s legacy.”
All funds raised from the golf outing benefit the kids of SwedishAmerican, particularly for the expansion of SwedishAmerican’s new four-story Women’s and Children’s Tower which will include a level III neonatal intensive care unit (NICU).
A division of UW Health, SwedishAmerican is dedicated to providing excellence in healthcare and compassionate care to the community. The organization serves residents of 12 counties in northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin through a dedicated and caring staff, a major acute care hospital and a free-standing outpatient cancer center in Rockford, a medical center in Belvidere, a network of 30 primary care and multi-specialty clinics and the region’s largest home healthcare agency. Additionally, SwedishAmerican has achieved Magnet® recognition as a reflection of its nursing professionalism, teamwork and superiority in patient care.
About the SwedishAmerican Foundation
Established in 1981, the SwedishAmerican Foundation raises and distributes funds to advance SwedishAmerican and its mission to care for our community. This includes SwedishAmerican Hospital, its clinics and the neighborhood surrounding the hospital. The Foundation also supports local community healthcare organizations that further the mission of SwedishAmerican. An appointed board of directors oversees the assets and activities of this nonprofit, tax-exempt Illinois corporation.