July 26, 2016

2016 Garden Party Raises $182K for Children’s Hospital

The 6th annual Dairy Cares Garden Party reached generous new heights as the non-profit organization’s many sponsors provided the largest donation yet to the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin.

A check for $182,000 was presented to the hospital on behalf of Dairy Cares’ supporters, which include both corporate and individual sponsors. Combined with the previous five years, Dairy Cares has raised more than $640,000 for the state-of-the-art medical center that is centered in Milwaukee and serves 40 locations throughout Wisconsin.

“Everyone gathered here is just one degree of separation away from needing — or knowing someone who needed — help from this pioneering medical institution,” Jim Ostrom, dairyman and co-founder of the non-profit organization, said during the check presentation. “All of us here — representing all facets of the diary industry — are proud to be able to give something back to an organization as meaningful as Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin.”

The garden party, hosted at the Ostrom home near De Pere, Wis., drew more than 400 guests.

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