Rockford, Illinois – The SwedishAmerican Foundation raised more than $106,000 at the 34th annual Ryan Jury Memorial Golf Outing on June 19 at Aldeen Golf Club.

More than 220 golfers registered for the event, which has raised more than 1.4 million dollars since its inception. The outing is held each year by the Jury family in memory of their son, Ryan, who died of cancer at the age of 23 months in 1986.

“For 34 years, the Jury family has continued Ryan’s legacy by partnering with SwedishAmerican to care for our community’s children,” said SwedishAmerican Foundation Director Laura Wilkinson. “Thanks to all our sponsors and participants, this year’s event is one of our most successful to date.”

All funds raised from the golf outing benefit the kids of SwedishAmerican, particularly for the expansion of SwedishAmerican’s new four-story Women’s and Children’s Tower which will include the new level III neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). It is scheduled to open in 2021.


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For more information about grant winners to how to donate to SwedishAmerican, please visit www.swedishamericanfoundation.org or call (779) 696-2496. 

About SwedishAmerican:

A division of UW Health, SwedishAmerican is dedicated to providing excellence in healthcare and compassionate care to the community. The organization serves residents of 12 counties in northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin through a dedicated and caring staff, a major acute care hospital and a free-standing outpatient cancer center in Rockford, a medical center in Belvidere, a network of 30 primary care and multi-specialty clinics, and the region’s largest home healthcare agency. Additionally, SwedishAmerican has achieved Magnet® recognition as a reflection of its nursing professionalism, teamwork and superiority in patient care. Visit swedishamerican.org for more information.

About SwedishAmerican Foundation:

SwedishAmerican established SwedishAmerican Foundation in 1981 to continue its philanthropic tradition. Today, SwedishAmerican Foundation raises funds to promote SwedishAmerican’s mission: Through excellence in healthcare and compassionate service, we care for our community.