Local family hosts fundraiser for Hope after Loss clinic

In early October, during Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month, a local family hosted the fundraiser Cheers to Hope at Octopi Brewing in Waunakee to support the Hope After Loss Clinic!

Kristen Sharp, MD, associate professor in the Division of Academic Specialists in Ob-Gyn and founder of the Hope After Loss Clinic, and Julianne Zweifel, PhD, clinical assistant professor and psychologist in the Hope After Loss Clinic, were on hand to give short remarks at the fundraiser. Cheers to Hope raised $3,200 for the clinic.

The Hope After Loss Clinic offers a supportive atmosphere for those who have experienced pregnancy loss, working with people who have recently experienced miscarriage, stillbirth or infant loss, or are pregnant or considering pregnancy after a prior loss. The family that hosted the fundraiser also established the Joan M. Gilles Memorial Fund in the department.