Rogers Foundation raises $50,000 for care program

By Freeman Staff

May 23, 2015

The Rogers Foundationís Womenís Gathering Committee members, left to right:
Jill Schmidt, Oconomowoc; Becky Glyzewski, Wales; Linda Schieble, Oconomowoc; Sherri Kasdorf, Hartland; Kelly Frank Kemnitz, Nashotah; Marilee Shepard, Hartland; Lisa Petelinsek, Okauchee; Lisa Jorgensen, Hartland; Lisa Ollmann, Sussex; Melanie Hammer, Oconomowoc; and Barbara Kragenbrink, Pewaukee. 

Submitted photo 

WAUKESHA - The Rogers Foundation raised more than $50,000 to support the spiritual care program at Rogers Memorial Hospital at its Womenís Gathering on Tuesday at the Wisconsin Club in Milwaukee.

About 325 women attended the annual event and brought several hundred stuffed animals to provide comfort to children going through treatment.

Sportscaster and former WTMJ4 anchor Trenni Kusnierek emceed the event.

The keynote speaker was Melanie Hammer, a horticultural therapist. She spoke about the evidence-based benefits of garden therapy.

All proceeds from the event go to Rogersí Spiritual Care program, which offers spiritual supportive care for patients at Rogers Memorial Hospital.

For more information or to make a donation, visit or call 262-646-1646.