From the moment Erin Doubleday attended a community event focused on Swedish Hospital’s Violence Prevention Program (now Pathways) in 2019, she knew she wanted to support its mission. As Erin explains, “When I heard about the woman brought into the Emergency Room who was being sex trafficked, that story stayed with me. You’re not just helping the immediate neighbors, you are meeting the needs of everyone who walks through your door—you find a way to help”. This event inspired Erin to become a generous donor to the Pathways Program, and in doing so, also become a member of the President’s Society. The President’s Society is a special group of benefactors whose strong annual support helps us provide the safest, highest quality of care for our diverse community. This prestigious society was created to recognize the contributions of those who give $1,000 or more annually.
Erin, who is a Realtor with Century 21 Elm in Park Ridge, currently lives in Park Ridge with her husband Matt and three sons, but has deep roots in the neighborhood surrounding Swedish. She grew up about a mile away from the Hospital, she and her family have used Swedish doctors for years and two of her sons were born at Swedish. Years later, she is delighted to be reconnected with the Hospital through the Foundation and its array of innovative programming that’s making a difference in people’s lives.
When asked why she and her family have been such loyal and enthusiastic supporters of the hospital’s programs over the years, Erin is quick to answer, “The roots of all your programs are so deep within the community, but you’re also available to assist anyone who needs it- it doesn’t matter if you live one block away or on the other side of the city- if you cross the Hospital’s threshold, you’re going to get help. It makes my heart happy knowing that Swedish is changing lives for the better”. To learn more about how you too can support any of our community-based programs, please visit the donation form, or call the Foundation office at 773-293-5121 or email, Foundation@schosp.org