Community Involvement

Northwestern Mutual and The Germantown Group are very involved in raising money to fight childhood cancer through the Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation.

Alexandra "Alex" Scott was born to Liz and Jay Scott in Manchester, Connecticut on January 18, 1996, the second of four children.

Shortly before her first birthday, Alex was diagnosed with neuroblastoma, a type of childhood cancer. On her first birthday, the doctors informed Alex's parents that if she beat her cancer it was doubtful that she would ever walk again. Just two weeks later, Alex slightly moved her leg at her parents' request to kick. This was the first indication of who she would turn out to be - a determined, courageous, confident and inspiring child with big dreams and big accomplishments.

By her second birthday, Alex was crawling and able to stand up with leg braces. She worked hard to gain strength and to learn how to walk. She appeared to be beating the odds, until the shattering discovery within the next year that her tumors had started growing again. In the year 2000, the day after her fourth birthday, Alex received a stem cell transplant and informed her mother, "when I get out of the hospital I want to have a lemonade stand." She said she wanted to give the money to doctors to allow them to "help other kids, like they helped me." True to her word, she held her first lemonade stand later that year with the help of her older brother and raised an amazing $2,000 for "her hospital."

While bravely battling her own cancer, Alex and her family continued to hold yearly lemonade stands in her front yard to benefit childhood cancer research. News spread of the remarkable sick child dedicated to helping other sick children. People from all over the world, moved by her story, held their own lemonade stands and donated the proceeds to Alex and her cause.

In August of 2004, Alex passed away at the age of 8, knowing that, with the help of others, she had raised more than $1 million to help find a cure for the disease that took her life. Alex's family - including brothers Patrick, Eddie, and Joey - and supporters around the world are committed to continuing her inspiring legacy through Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation.

 

From left: Corey Fleisner, Managing Director, Courtney Rademann, James Fleurimond, Financial Representative, Julie Stepniewski, Director of  Operations, Sarah Schumaker, Director of Selection.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




 

 A BLIZZARD OF JOY!

Northwestern Mutual Blevons Group delivered comfort and delight to hospitalized children for the holidays.  Below is a write-up from the nationwide newsletter for the Starlight Foundation.

Associates from Northwestern Mutual-The Blevons Group delighted kids and families gathered at the "Blizzard of Activity" winter-themed carnival on December 10 at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin with a donation of 220 Starlight Comfort Kits for the facility.

Starlight Comfort Kits are durable backpacks filled with things that kids love, such as books, toys and games.

The Blevons Group's goal was to raise $10,000 to provide 200 Comfort Kits for each pediatric patient at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin.  Through the support of their colleagues, friends and families, The Blevons Group fundraiser on SupportStarlight.org surpassed their goal to raise more than $12,000.  They were able to donate other Wish List items in addition to the Comfort Kits to enhance the quality of care for pediatric patients.

It's said that giving is its own reward.  Take a look at the happy faces as the team delivers the much-appreciated Comfort Kits to the hospitalized kids.  Pictured left to right: Corey Fleisner, Brian Schellinger, Sarah Schumaker, Rick Bartelt, Julie Stepniewski, Bill Bickel, Julie Bickel, Debra Blevons.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Organizations & Volunteers

Brooklink- Corey Fleisner

Board of Evangelism- Rick Bartelt
Slinger Tball Coaching

Hope Christian School Semper- Alex Lavold
Upward Football Coach

Sunday School Teacher- Jay Luedtke
Little League Coach
OCS Fundraiser

Susan G Komen- Aaron Luccas, Tahjood Mohieldin

African American Chamber of Commerce- Shirley McFarlane

Okauchee Lake Yacht Club- Briana Smith
Lake County Womens Club
Oconomowoc Newcomers and Neighbors

Tball Coaching- Brett Templin

Eastbrook Church- Sarah Schumaker

Slinger Fire Department- Mike Wulff
Slinger/Allenton Rotary

UWM Lubar School Alum Assoc- Sarah Schumaker

UWWC Women’s Volleyball Team- Brandi LaMarche

Joy Christian Fellowship- Angie Fiore
Teen Challenge
Little League Concession
 

 

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