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Appleton therapist participates in Foundation’s Gala campaign, grateful patient family issues $10,000 challenge

11/23/21 12:15:pm

Even though the Celebrate the Light Gala is cancelled for the second year due to the pandemic, patients still need our help.

Gala flyer.pngRogers Behavioral Health Foundation continues to reach out to its circle of friends, asking them to come together and take a moment to reflect on the state of mental health over the past year.

After all, it’s not a matter of who’s been impacted by the pandemic; it’s a matter of how much.

“It’s important that our supporters understand the toll that the pandemic has had on our patients’ livelihoods, how this has influenced the need for Rogers’ services, and why the Foundation’s impact on patient care has never been greater,” explains Matthias Schueth, executive vice president of the Foundation.

While the number of patients served at Rogers increased 18% last year, the Foundation saw the number of Patient Care Grant applications increase by as much as 25 to 40% in three residential programs. An infographic detailing these statistics and more can be downloaded here.

The campaign also features Alexis VanEperen, a therapist at Rogers’ Appleton clinic. In a brief video, Lexi explains how difficult it is for some patients to access and stay in treatment, and how grateful she is to be able to turn to the Foundation for help.


The Foundation is currently accepting donations for the Celebrate the Light campaign. As an extra incentive, a grateful former patient family issued a challenge called “Martin Miracle Patient Care Grant Match,” where they will match donations up to $10,000. All proceeds will go to the Patient Care Grant program.

Visit the campaign site for complete information on the Celebrate the Light campaign, including a stats sheet, online donation page, and printable donation form.

Please contact Linda.Schieble@rogersbh.org or Laura.Miller@rogersbh.org with questions about the campaign.

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