This past Wednesday, the K Cancer Softball Team headed up to Madison, Wisconsin for an all day trip. It was a packed agenda that started early! We piled into a 15 passenger van and headed out of Rockford at 6:30 in the morning. First stop, Colectivo Coffee on the Madison Square for some of their Cinnamon Rolls!
From there is was over to the Madison Public Library where we presented our organization to the 1 Million Cups group. 1 Million Cups is an awesome group that gathers together in cities across the country where they give early stage businesses a chance to present their company and then receive feedback from the group. This is a huge benefit as you may have Angel Investors, C-Level Executives, and experienced Entrepreneurs in the crowd. The girls who presented did an awesome job and took several pieces of advice away from the presentation.
When the presentation was finished we swung by the Capital to look around. It was decorated for the Holidays and looked beautiful!
Next it was time to hit Ian’s Pizza. If you ever go to Madison, you HAVE to stop by Ian’s Pizza on State Street just off of the Square! Make sure you try their Macaroni and Cheese Pizza! Yes, you read that right. It was awesome!
From there we headed over to the University of Wisconsin Hospital. We made a brief pit-stop by the UW Badgers Softball Field. Who knows, one of the girls may end up playing there one day! When we got to the Hospital we were met by Program Coordinator, Lori Schultz. Lori gave us a tour of the facility and pointed out all of the thought and care that went into construction of the facilities. Several of the girls pointed out how the decor looked “fun” which has an impact on the mood of the child being treated.
We spent the next hour and a half sitting down with Patient/Family Liaison, Kathryn Murphy and Clinical Director, Dr. Margo Hoover Regan. We had the rare opportunity to hear from the experts in the area of Pediatric Oncology. We left with two thoughts:
- There are no small things you can do to help a family being treated for Childhood Cancer. Any effort you make to help is greatly appreciated.
- Our local families who are travelling to Madison for treatment are in the hands of experts in the field who truly care about what they are doing!