|Dreyer Welcomes Concussion Expert to Sports Medicine|
Aurora, Ill – Marc P. Hilgers, MD, PhD, FAAFP, has joined the orthopaedics team at Advocate Dreyer Medical Clinic as a sports medicine physician and the Associate Director of Sports Medicine. His special interests include concussions, sports medicine, performance enhancement, injury prevention, and rehabilitation.
The American Journal of Sports Medicine recently reported that the rate of concussions in U.S. high school athletes more than doubled between 2005 and 2012. Advocate Dreyer is thrilled to bring an expert to the Fox Valley area to serve local athletes and ensure safe return to sports.
The Dreyer Community Health Fund promotes the health and well-being of the residents of the Fox Valley area by providing much-needed funding support to health care organizations that target under-served populations and by supporting projects that emphasize preventive health and quality of life.
What We Do
The Dreyer Community Health Fund serves the Fox Valley area in a variety of ways. For nearly two decades, the Health Fund has assisted organizations that help uninsured patients receive the lifesaving medications and treatment they need for serious or chronic health conditions that would otherwise go untreated.
The Health Fund has organized and supported local causes, including:
An advisory committee composed of representatives from Dreyer Medical Clinic, Advocate Charitable Foundation, and members of the community meets regularly to oversee the growth and distribution of Dreyer Community Health Fund resources.
Creating a Respite for Healing
Since it was opened in 2005, the Dreyer Healing Garden has been supported in part by the Dreyer Community Health Fund. Designed with input from patients, the garden was created as a mini-oasis for cancer patients and their families.
The garden is located on the north side of Dreyer Medical Clinic’s Highland facility at 1221 North Highland Avenue in Aurora between the Dreyer Cancer Center and the Riverwest Radiation Therapy Center. This quiet, protected outdoor area changes with the seasons, and is open during Clinic business hours for use by all patients, providers, and staff, as well as the general public.
A donation for the Dreyer Healing Garden is a great way to honor or remember someone you love or wish to thank.
How You Can Help
Charitable gifts are vital to the existence of the Dreyer Community Health Fund. We depend upon the generosity of others who are also committed to improving the health and well-being of Fox Valley residents.
Gifts to the Dreyer Community Health Fund may be made at any time. Historically, they have come from patients, doctors, employees, businesses, and members of the community associated with Dreyer Medical Clinic. Please consider making a gift today to continue the work of this important community resource.
Please use this address for any mailed contributions:
Dreyer Community Health Fund
All contributions are tax deductible as provided by law. Advocate Charitable Foundation does not sell or trade donors’ names or addresses. All donor information is kept confidential.