Remembering Pauline Robinson “Robin” Bush

As the country celebrates the life of Barbara Bush, we also remember her daughter, Robin, who in 1953 was diagnosed with leukemia when she was three years old. At the time, cancer was a taboo subject and most people had never heard of the word leukemia. The Bush’s had taken their daughter to the hospital…

Coin Wars at Prairie School Elementary

  It was quite a thrill for me last month to return to Prairie School where I attended kindergarten through 4th grade to talk with the student council about the FourPennies campaign.  The students were excited to help children who are suffering and decided to hold Coin Wars to highlight the injustice of the federal…

Working Together – The Four Pennies Initiative

Steve Jobs observed that great things in business are never done by one person, but only by a group of people. If great things are to happen for children’s cancer research, the same truth will apply. As the steward of a family foundation, the question that arises from my circle of influence is how can…

Naperville Graduate Hikes Pacific Crest Trail For Pediatric Cancer Research

Naperville Native Takes First Steps of Rigorous 2,659-mile Hike Along the Pacific Crest Trail For Immediate Release March 21, 2018—Woodridge, IL—Medical student and Naperville grad Eric Montgomery just logged the first steps of his solo 2,659-mile hike from the Mexican border to Canada. Montgomery is tackling the iconic Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) to raise awareness…

Swifty Featured on ABC 7 News – Chicago

Together Toward Hope To honor the 5th anniversary of Michael Gustafson’s death, the Swifty Foundation was featured on ABC 7 News Chicago. The segment highlights Mikey’s master plan, how Swifty is accomplishing it, and the details of Kira Couch and Caitlin Holzer’s Shaving for Hope! event. “I’m going to give my life up and we’re going…

Caitlin’s Experience

Caitlin Holzer was part of a duo who recently shaved their heads and raised over $8,000 for the Swifty Foundation. Not only is her fiscal impact impressive, so is Caitlin herself. Her activism in the causes she cares about accurately exemplifies her remarkable character, and her passion for giving back depicts the inspiration that she…

Orphan Drug Exemption Loophole

Loophole 1: I am in Washington D.C advocating for Congress to pass the RACE for Children Act. I bet some of you are wondering what is the RACE Act, why is it important and why is the Swifty Foundation supporting it. The RACE for Children Act is an update of the Pediatric Research Equity Act…