Keeping you, our generous Partners and Donors, informed as to how your gifts are impacting the lives of Sparrow's Patients and their families every day is vital. 100% of the dollars gifted to the Sparrow Foundation go directly back to help fund the technology,treatment, education, resources and facilities that make Sparrow our region's preferred healthcare resource. We want you to see those dollars at work. 

 

From a gift of toys to help brighten the day of Sparrow's youngest patients, to a multi-million dollar community-wide cancer campaign, and everything in between, every gift touches the lives of those who come to Sparrow for their care. When it comes to the gift of healthcare, every gift matters, and a gift from one is a gift to ALL.

 

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To give a gift today, please visit SparrowFoundation.org/Give

 

To get involved, please contact
the Sparrow Foundation at 
517.364.3620 or Foundation@sparrow.org.

 

For additional information on funds held and grants awarded by the Sparrow Foundation, please click here

2016 by the Numbers...

 

 

The Million Dollar Round Table Foundation has awarded a $5,000 grant to the Sparrow Foundation to help finance an innovative exercise device, worn like a suit, for children with cerebral palsy and other debilitating conditions. The Therasuit consists of a cap, vest, shorts, knee pads, and arm and shoe attachments and helps with muscle tone and balance in children undergoing physical therapy. The device, used in hundreds of clinics around the country,  supports weak muscles, strengthens other muscles, and promotes development of motor skills.

 

Sparrow, which promotes innovation and technology to improve Patient care, has recently purchased the TheraSuit system thanks to grants from generous groups like The Million Dollar Round Table Foundation and the Capital Region Community Foundation.

 

Click the image at the right for a short video.

 
     

To Honor—To Remember
Sylvia Harvith was a warm, loving, and generous woman. Throughout her lifetime she traveled the world with her husband of 70-years, Erwin. Developing a drive to assist others, they embarked on a journey to help everyone who crossed their paths, remaining selfless until the end.

 

Today, their love remains alive through their family and friends. Sylvia took pleasure in the little things in life, and had a love for flowers, leading to the creation of Sylvia's Garden after her passing. All proceeds from the purchase of a beautiful crystal rose benefit Sparrow Hospice Services at the bequest of her family. This symbol will allows the memory of your loved one to flourish and continue to grow even as time passes on.

 

If you've been inspired by Slyvia's memory and would like to give a gift to Hospice, please click here.

 

     


Your gift matters to the thousands of Patients and their families who come through Sparrow’s doors every year, and it matters to people like Debra Meehan-Lint. Debra is a breast cancer patient who was diagnosed in early 2017 and has lost two husbands to cancer in the last five years. To say that cancer has impacted her life would be an understatement.
 

 

Debra was the first patient to use the new DigniCap ice cap therapy system at the Sparrow Herbert-Herman Cancer Center. This equipment reduces the temperature of the scalp during chemotherapy infusion to help reduce, or prevent, the loss of one’s hair. DigniCap is the first FDA approved ice cap therapy in the country and the first of its kind in mid-Michigan. Having DigniCap at Sparrow was made possible through the generosity of our community. This equipment was purchased with gifts made through Sparrow Foundation’s Women Working Wonders (W3) events and activities from people like you. W3 funds support women’s healthcare in our region.

 

To support women's breast health please  click here 
To view additional coverage of Sparrow's ice cap therapy, please click here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

The pediatric cancer patients at Sparrow spend many hours unable to run around and play like other children their age. Whether that is due to lengthy infusion times or because they are just not feeling up to playtime because of chemotherapy, it will always brighten their day when Sadie's Dream answers the call. 

Sadie's Dream for a Cure is a group of volunteers who sew "Busy Bags", which are fabric tote bags. They are filled with age-appropriate toys, books and other activies which children can do while in their bed, during infusion treatments or even if they are in isolation. They also create bags for parents which contain items such as snacks, toothbrushes, toothpaste and other basic sundries which can go overlooked during times of stress.

Since Sadie's Dream for a Cure's founding, they have been able to distribute more than 2,100 bags to many different pediatric cancer centers. 
 The smile that these bags put on the faces of Sparrow's young patients is simply wonderful. Recently, Aster and her mom were beneficiaries of this wonderful donation from Sadie's Dream for a Cure. Donations come in many types and sizes, and they all truly make a difference! 

To give a gift to Pediatrics, please click here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

     

Be the light in someone's darkness"   -Randi G. Fine

 

More than 1,000 people attended the two-day grand opening of the beautiful new Sparrow Herbert-Herman Cancer Center in July of 2017. We extend our most sincere thanks to all who had a hand in making this endeavor a reality.

From the individual Donors to the large corporations and everyone in between, we are so grateful for the impact that you have all chosen to make in the lives of those treated at this new facility.

Together, we raised just over $8.6 million to help create this amazing new healing environment, but we're not stopping there. We are expanding programs and adding resources like a genetic counselor and ice-cap therapy mentioned above. 

 

To learn more about this new facility, please click here

 

Visit SparrowFoundation.org/Give to give a gift to continue the battle against this terrible disease.

 

 Herbert Herman Cancer Center Ribbon Cutting