Awarded 311 educational scholarships for students to better themselves. We are on track to give out an additional 35 scholarships each year.
Helped 7,158 families to date with over $1,000,000 in financial assistance. This total is strictly for grants to families and does not include other programs.
Organized over 40 themed dinner parties complete with crafts for the children of the Ronald McDonald House families to boost these families’ spirits. We have touched close to 2,500 families who have lived at Ronald McDonald House with these parties.
Supplied camping items for Camp Joyful Hearts in previous years. Each camper received a backpack, umbrella, rain poncho, flashlight, ball cap, camera, beach ball, and beach towel with the Aubrey Rose Foundation logo on them.
In previous years, hosted an annual Hopeful Hearts for Children themed picnic complete with decorations, crafts, and dinner so that families of “Heart Kids” can start to build lasting relationships.
Our “Aubrey’s Angels” team for the Heart Mini-Marathon for the American Heart Association has raised over $100,000 to help wipe out the #1 killer – heart disease, and the #3 killer – strokes.
Jerry and Nancy Hollenkamp received the Paul Hackman Award from the LifeCenter Organ Donor Network. The Network encourages and coordinates the donation of human organs and tissues for transplantation. LifeCenter works with 28 area hospitals to serve the people of the Greater Cincinnati area, including Southwestern Ohio, Northern Kentucky, and Southeastern Indiana. The organization works in conjunction with U.S. Tissue and Cell, the Cincinnati Eye Bank, and the Midwest Ear Foundation. Read full newspaper article.
The Aubrey Rose Foundation was one of the founding members of Ohio’s Workplace Partnership for Life. In April 2001, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy G. Thompson, an outspoken advocate of organ and tissue donation, launched the Workplace Partnership for Life program to raise awareness of the need for increased donation. This program focuses on engaging businesses, organizations and other places of employment to educate employees about the critical shortage of organs and tissues for transplantation. The Workplace Partnership for Life is truly a win-win campaign in which everyone can play a significant role in recruiting potential organ, tissue, marrow, and blood donors. Read More »
In The News
Team Fastrax, Molly & Larry open the 2015 Aubrey Rose Foundation Fundraiser
On March 8, 2013, nine-month-old Sean Santos and his mother, Felice, arrived at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport. They flew from the Philippines so Sean could receive the life-saving heart surgery at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.
April 2013: American Girl Fashion Show covered by Channel 9 News
February 23, 2010
Take a look at the wonderful ways the Aubrey Rose Foundation is helping families with financial needs due to the medical needs of their children:
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The Aubrey Rose Foundation: Dancing to Make a Difference at “Let’s Dance for the Heart of It!”
October 23, 2009
Jerry and Nancy Hollenkamp smile proudly every time they share the story of their youngest child, Aubrey Rose. Born 6 weeks prematurely, Aubrey fought serious health issues from birth. After undergoing a heart and double-lung transplant, Aubrey ultimately passed away right before her third birthday in November 2000.
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