Childhood cancer organizations get boost

Northwestern Mutual – Middleton has been recognized as a 2020 Childhood Cancer Impact Award recipient, receiving a $15,000 grant for Alex’s Lemonade Stand (ALSF). The office holds numerous client appreciation, recruitment, internship, and staff events each year that incorporate ALSF. The team’s annual golf event is its largest event in support of the organization, and is led by the office’s Community Impact Council. All members of this council are actively involved in supporting events and raising awareness for the organization and its cause.

“We build Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation into the fabric of what we do in the community,” says Josh Kosnick, managing partner. “Our mission is to allow every child to dream wildly and play joyfully. As a family-based office, this is a mission everyone on our team has rallied behind.”

More than $2 million in grants has been donated to childhood cancer-related organizations through Northwestern Mutual’s Childhood Cancer Impact Awards since its inception. In addition to the company’s ongoing financial support and volunteerism throughout the year, it has donated more than $345,000 in grants on behalf of the 2020 award recipients.

Launched in 2012, Northwestern Mutual’s Childhood Cancer Program was developed to find cures, provide family and patient support, and aid those who continue to struggle with long-term effects of cancer treatment. With the help of employees and financial advisors nationwide, the program has contributed more than $30 million and has helped fund 400,000 plus hours of research.