June 21–23, 2019American Family Insurance ChampionshipMadison
Make your mark by supporting patients who are waiting for their gift of life through transplantation.
For more than 50 years, the UW Health Transplant and UW Organ and Tissue Donation programs have been internationally renowned for their work to lead and improve transplantation. Consistently ranked among the nation’s busiest centers, we have imagined, created, and developed new medications, technology, patient care systems, and surgical techniques that alter the way people experience organ donation and transplantation. With more than 3,000 of our family, friends, and neighbors still waiting for their gift of life, we continue our work to serve donors, donor family members, living donors, and transplant recipients.
All funds raised will support initiatives that work to save more lives through transplantation, including patient and donor services, transplant research, and organ and tissue donation education and awareness. Show your support today.
The need is great — a new name is added to the transplant waiting list every 10 minutes!
More than 3,000 people in Wisconsin are waiting for a life-saving organ transplant or life-changing tissue transplant.
UW Health experts have completed more than 15,000 transplants.
More About UW Health Transplant and UW Organ and Tissue Donation
Serving patients for more than 50 years, we have a strong commitment to clinical and basic research, placing our program at the forefront of medical technology. As one of the nation’s few comprehensive transplant programs we offer kidney and live-donor kidney, pancreas, liver and live-donor liver, heart, lung, heart/lung, intestine, multiple organ, and islet cell transplants for adults; and kidney, live-donor kidney, liver and live-donor liver transplants for children. Our organ and tissue donation program is among the nation’s finest and an Health Resources and Service Administration (HRSA) best-practice program.
What started in 2018 as an effort to support the UW’s fight against Alzheimer’s disease has grown to make an even bigger impact. Birdies for Health is a fundraising program designed to support five causes within UW Health and the UW School of Medicine and Public Health by generating contributions for every birdie made during the American Family Insurance Championship. And, 100 percent of the gifts raised will go to the participating causes — helping to improve research and treatment and make a difference in the lives of people in Wisconsin and beyond.
About the American Family Insurance Championship
American Family Insurance, the PGA TOUR Champions, and the 2020 U.S. Ryder Cup Captain and Wisconsin native Steve Stricker launched this professional golf tournament in June 2016. Held annually at University Ridge Golf Course in Madison, the championship features a 78-player field and three days of tournament play. All proceeds go to charity. In three years, the tournament has raised more than $4.7 million for 185 local charities. Visit amfamchampionship.com for more information.
Stricker and North – Champions of Charity
Steve Stricker and Andy North have a long list of accomplishments on and off the golf course. Steve and American Family Insurance partnered in 2013 to create the Steve Stricker American Family Insurance Foundation. And in 2016, they brought the American Family Insurance Championship to Madison. This PGA TOUR Champions event has raised more than $4.7 million for charity in its first three years. Andy North has hosted the Andy North & Friends charitable event to benefit the UW Carbone Cancer Center for 10 years, raising more than $10.5 million.