Recognizing the significant financial burden families face when undergoing childhood cancer treatment, the Northwestern Mutual Foundation is providing $500,000 in grants to fund tuition and other school fees for childhood cancer survivors and siblings of Grant programs available to people affected by childhood cancer.
McHenry resident Emma Keesey was recognized as one of the recipients of the Company’s 2022 Childhood Cancer Sibling Scholarship and received a $5,000 ($10,000 total) renewable stipend.
“Childhood cancer takes far too much away from children and their families, and that shouldn’t include the opportunity to achieve their college degree dreams,” said Steve Radke, president of the Northwestern Mutual Foundation. “We take pride in helping these brave children begin the next chapter in their lives and recognize and honor the challenges that siblings face.”
Emma Keesey was 9 years old when her sister was diagnosed with leukemia and attended Lurie’s Children Hospital in Chicago for the first time. A year later, Emma shaved her long, blonde hair and went completely bald for a local St. Baldrick’s fundraiser, raising over $6,000. Emma has found a purpose in doing good for others and hopes to continue this passion while studying Biomedical Engineering at the University of Colorado Boulder.
“I’m passionate about contributing something positive to the world around me and I hope to find solutions for people with health issues,” said Emma Keesey. “I will always be grateful to be a sibling of a cancer survivor and I am grateful to the Northwestern Mutual Foundation for this grant.”
Northwestern Mutual’s Childhood Cancer Scholarship Program was created to help alleviate another major expense facing families affected by childhood cancer — the cost of a college education. To date, the company has supported more than 210 grantees and contributed nearly $1.5 million to its Childhood Cancer Grant program. The program is administered by Scholarship America, an organization dedicated to developing scholarship solutions for student success.
Northwestern Mutual’s Childhood Cancer Program is committed to accelerating the search for better treatments and cures for childhood cancer while supporting families undergoing treatment and survivors who are dealing with ongoing impacts. Since 2012, the company has contributed more than $45 million to the cause and funded more than 520,000 hours of research. To learn more about Northwestern Mutual’s continued efforts in the fight against childhood cancer, visit northwesternmutual-foundation.com.
About the Northwestern Mutual Foundation
Northwestern Mutual Foundation’s mission is to improve the lives of children and families in need. The foundation has given more than $400 million since its inception in 1992 and aims to make a lasting impact in the communities where the company’s employees and financial representatives live and work. We accomplish this by combining financial support, volunteerism, thought leadership and enlisting community partners to achieve the best outcomes. Our efforts are focused nationally on curing childhood cancer and locally on education, communities and making our hometown of Milwaukee a great place to travel. Visit Northwestern Mutual Foundation at northwesternmutual-foundation.com to learn more.
About Northwestern Mutual
Northwestern Mutual has been helping people and businesses achieve financial security for more than 165 years. Through a holistic approach to planning, Northwestern Mutual combines the expertise of its financial professionals with a personalized digital experience and industry-leading products to help its clients plan for what matters most. With more than $561 billion in combined corporate and customer assets, $34 billion in revenue and $2.1 trillion in existing life insurance coverage, Northwestern Mutual provides financial security with life, disability and disability to nearly five million people and long-term care insurance. pensions, and wealth and investment management services. Northwestern Mutual was ranked #97 on the 2022 FORTUNE 500 and was recognized by FORTUNE® as one of the 2022 World’s Most Admired Life Insurance Companies.
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