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Aurora WDC Sponsors 9th Annual Stem Cell Research Benefit
No matter how successful we might be in our work, when we look back on our lives, we are defined by how we responded to those around us in need.
The opportunities we are given to serve others are what gives life real meaning and one example of Aurora's opportunity to serve our community each year is an event I helped organize in 2003, in honor of a longtime friend of mine, David Busta.
David suffered a 30-foot fall which left him quadriplegic in the summer of 2002. Today, the David Busta Basketball Tournament & Silent Auction takes place every Thanksgiving weekend in our hometown of Chetek, Wisconsin to support healthcare and life science research at the UW-Madison's Waisman Center where the first stem cell lines were isolated nearly 20 years ago. We are proud to have raised over $250,000 in the past nine years for research to treat Spinal Cord injuries, ALS, Parkinson's and Alzheimer's diseases.
But, whenever I reflect on what Aurora and so many others have contributed over the years to support this important work, I'm always struck by how grateful I am for what I have been given in working with David and our planning group every year. I encourage you to get involved in a non-profit event of your own - or learn how to join with us at www.BustaBenefit.org - if you are not already part of something similar. You'll be glad you did.
On behalf of everyone at Aurora WDC, thank you for your ongoing partnership and consideration. As we celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday in the United States this week, we will remember with gratitude the relationships we have with our colleagues around the world.
Derek L. Johnson, CFA
Aurora WDC | 800-924-4249 | www.AuroraWDC.com
Madison Wisconsin USA