Community health and wellness impacted by Neillsville’s ‘extraordinary women’

Community health and wellness impacted by Neillsville’s ‘extraordinary women’

During the COVID-19 pandemic, we have seen how people come together. This was recently demonstrated in Clark County after “100 extraordinary women” raised more than $100,000 toward Marshfield Medical Center-Neillsville.

Marshfield Clinic Health System Foundation created the 100 Extraordinary Women initiative to ask for a minimum of 100 women (or men in honor of an “extraordinary woman” in their lives) to donate or pledge $1,000 over three years. The initiative began in March and more than 100 women have already raised $104,900.

“This is a way for women in our community to come together in support of health and wellness in our community,” said Sheri Dick, gift officer, Foundation.

The 100 Extraordinary Women initiative was part of a larger campaign to help build an infusion suite and wellness center at the new hospital. The infusion suite will bring chemotherapy and other infusion services to Clark County for the first time, and the Wellness Center will offer needed wellness opportunities in the area. All of the donations go directly to funding these two projects at the newly-constructed hospital. Together the community has come together and raised $1.4 million towards the overall campaign goal of $1.75 million.

For their donation, each woman will have her name, or name of a woman in honor or memory, permanently listed on the donor recognition wall. Men also could honor or remember a woman who is important to them.

Marshfield Medical Center-Neillsville construction is scheduled to be completed by February 2021.

If you would like to join 100 Extraordinary Women and support the future of health and wellness in Clark County, please contact Sheri Dick at dick.sheri@marshfieldclinic.org or 715-897-3741