Why am I doing this:

After finishing the Boston Marathon in 2013, I had sworn I was done running marathons. But during that race, I was surrounded by charity runners. The messages scrolled on their t-shirts brought tears to my eyes and encouraged me to move forward despite the fatigue, self-doubt and pain. After that race, I knew if I ever completed another marathon, it would be for a purpose much bigger than just myself. I want every pediatric patient in South Bend and the surrounding area to have access to the latest technology, expertise and care that they deserve. In memory of our dear friend Caitrin Gadomski who lost her short life to a rare cancer this past year, I am running to provide the best medical care to those who need it the most.  

I am running the Chicago Marathon in memory of Caitrin Gadomski.  If love and hope could cure cancer, she would have been with us forever.

Welcome to Connections, Memorial Health Foundation’s semi-annual magazine honoring our wonderful supporters and showcasing amazing stories about Memorial team members and our patients.

Please take a moment to read about some of our incredible donors and courageous patients, as we celebrate the real champions-of-change in our world—you!

The Current Issue

Summer 2012

Why is the street running next to Memorial’s Central Clinic at the South Bend Center for the Homeless named “Hope’s Way”? Well, each year, thousands of people find hope for a healthier future at the clinic, just as the Center for the Homeless has provided hope for a better life. Read about the clinics and their innovative model to provide for the underserved in this issue of Connections. Also, discover one family’s journey to cure their son of cancer, track Memorial’s progress toward a brand new pediatric emergency transport ambulance, and learn about the dedicated men and women of Memorial’s Auxiliary. Read Now!

Past Issues

Winter 2011-12

Spring 2011

Summer 2010

Fall 2009

Summer 2009

Fall 2008

Fall 2007

Spring 2007

Fall 2006

Spring 2006

Summer 2005


Other Memorial Health System Publications

Memorial Health System Annual Reports

Pulse Magazine of Memorial Health System

Memorial Health System Economic Impact Reports

Memoiral Health System Community Benefit Reports