December 6, 2011 — A group of Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush physician spouses gathered together in an effort to give back to the community during this holiday season. The group, Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush Spouses and Significant Others (SSO) was organized by co-chairs Faye Jacobs and Kari Levine. The MOR spouses prepared a festive meal for the residents of Deborah's Place, a facility which breaks the cycle of homelessness for Chicago area women. In addition to a hot meal and bountiful buffet of desserts, the spouses also supplied prizes won by the residents during a popular game of BINGO.
More than 50 residents participated in the event, and were all able to choose prizes ranging from gift cards to everyday household items. The event concluded with a contribution made from Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush to assist Deborah's Place in offering comprehensive support services, stable housing and positive change for women in need. This monetary gift was given in honor of MOR spouse newcomer Jennifer Forsythe, wife of Dr. Brian Forsythe.
"Not only were we honored to recognize the efforts of all the staff and volunteers who work at Deborah's Place," said event co-chair Faye Jacobs, "but in addition, we wanted to honor Jennifer as she represents 'new beginnings' having made the effort to participate in the event with a new born six week old at home! She reminded us all of the miracles in our lives and how much we have to give thanks for."
Justyna Della Valle, Jennifer Forsythe, Margaret Nicholson, Nichole Wysocki, Alyssa Sporer, Alexandra Blomgren, Kindal Wernz-Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush Seated L-R: Elizabeth Bach, Sue An, Faye Jacobs-Co-Chair, Kari Levine-Co-Chair, Judy Fardon
Deborah's Place is Chicago's largest provider of supportive housing exclusively for women and is recognized as an innovative leader among homeless service providers locally and nationally. To learn more about Deborah's Place visit their website at www.deborahsplace.org.