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Trees of Hope, WI

In memory of Lindsay (Wenzel) Lopez, Let's Find A Cure

Trees of Hope 2021 has been Cancelled

It is with a heavy heart we are announcing the cancellation of Trees of Hope 2021.  With on-going concerns about the covid virus, we made the hard decision to cancel this year's event.  We are eternally Grateful to all our supporters, including our host hotel-  Radisson Hotel Milwaukee West (Wauwatosa) and their amazing staff. Without them, we would have never been able to raise the funds we did. We Thank all our donors, volunteers and guests who helped us through the years.  May we ask that you continue to support the research at Versiti as well as the CIBMTR.  Support Kathy's House and their care for patients and families.
On behalf of our family and all of the Lindsay's Voice board Thank You - Thank You - Thank You !!!  We were able to raise and distribute over $200,000 in the last 10 years to fight blood cancers. We know Lindsay is looking down and smiling knowing what you have made possible.
Many Blessings   Karen and Gene Wenzel 







Lindsay’s Voice  was created as a way to celebrate the life of Lindsay (Wenzel) Lopez, a 32 yr old wife and Mother, who lost her 14-month battle against Leukemia on Nov 22, 2010.  In her memory we looked for a way to raise funds to support local patient services and research for anyone who is fighting blood cancers. We are fortunate to have exceptional medical facilities here in SE Wisconsin, who work tirelessly every day to advance the treatments, and extend and improve the quality of life for infants, children, teens, adults that are stricken with Leukemia or Lymphomas. This is our way of keeping Lindsay’s fighting spirit alive and help others.   We continue to be “Lindsay’s Voice"

Join our Mission to continue to fight for less toxic and more effective treatments, support local patient services and be Relentless for Cures!!

We have an aggressive goal of raising $50,000 this year through our Trees of Hope Festival event to benefit Children's Hospital of Wisconsin Research, Blood Center of WI and Be The Match (National Marrow Donor Program), Leukemia-Lymphoma Society of WI and patient services through Kathy's House. .Please join with us to help us reach and exceed this goal. Corporate support and involvement is needed and welcomed. Spotlight your company!  Organizations and individuals can also make a huge impact as you give back to the community. Make a tax deductible donation- by sponsoring a Themed Christmas Tree, Holiday Wreath, Gift Basket, or donating other Silent Auction items. 
Showcase your business and make a difference in the lives of families fighting these evil diseases.   

Lindsay’s Voice is a 501(c)3 tax exempt non-profit public charity.  Donations can be tax deductible. We are completely volunteer-based

SAVE THE DATE:   9th Annual Trees of Hope WI - Saturday Nov 23, 2019   Radisson Hotel Mayfair  2303 N Mayfair Rd 

This year Lindsay's Voice has distributed $10,000 to Kathy's House to underwrite the cost of Blood Cancer patients stays during treatment. $10,000 to CIBMTR towards CAR-T Cell Immunotherapy study. $10,000 to Versiti/Blood Center of WI Funds targeted towards advancing Marrow Transplantation and CAR-T Cell Immunotherapy. Our mission is to support local research and provide patient services - right here in SE Wisconsin   Lindsay's Voice has distributed over $170,000 to advance research and help blood cancer patients gain access to more effective, less-toxic treatments. 

Check out all the great photos from the 9th Annual Trees of Hope WI Festival-Gala-Auction     
Photo gallery by Gavyn Baxa   PHOTOS


Exiting New Things for Trees of Hope 2019 

Our incredible Milwaukee Bucks Organization has offered you- our supporters- a great ticket package for the Bucks VS 76ers game on Feb 6, 2020 at Fiserv Forum.   Each ticket purchased (through our link) donates $10 to Lindsay's Voice.  You also can save on fees by purchasing through our link.   What a great way to support our mission to save lives- have fun !   Get a group together,  buy for gifts or your self or ???


Milwaukee WAVE Soccer invited Lindsay's Voice to be the Charity of the Game for March 23, 2019. We were overwhelmed with the support of the Wave Fans who helped us raise over $800.  Little Leukemia Survivor - Hayley Schramek was able to kick off 1st ball of the game and joined Wave Players on the field!   We presented the CIBMTR (Center for Intl Blood and Marrow Transplant Research at Medical College of WI  a check for $10,000 for the CAR-T Cell Immunotherapy studies

 Check Presentation to CIBMTR                           Hayley Schramek kicking 1st Ball of the Game and meeting players on the field



What a most Joyous day of fun for all ages. The Santa Breakfast started the day. Over 120 people enjoyed a Pancake Breakfast, visits with the "Princesses", Santa, the fun show by Mr Pickles and raffle items for the kids.  Lots of Creative Themed Christmas Trees helped create the Holiday Scene.  As the sun went down, Guests arrived for the Dinner/Gala dinner and our emcee- David Eyrise, Vice President of Lindsay's Voice opened our program. A prayer was shared by dear friend, Erik Ulvog.

After Dinner, 2018 Trees of Hope WI Ambassador, Paul Lawonn, Mantle Cell Lymphoma and Brain Cancer Survivor, shared his 9 year journey through cancer treatment. Then 2018 Trees of Hope Ambassador- 5 year old - Hayley Schramek, Leukemia Survivor and her family shared their story of Hayley’s treatment journey. They are excited to share

that she has completed treatment at Children’s Hospital of Wi as of August 2018 and RANG THE BELL!  Dr Marcelo Pasquini, Blood Cancer Specialist and Researcher at CIBMTR, spoke about advancements in treatments for blood cancers. Dr Julie Talano, Pediatric Hematology-Oncology specialist at Children’s Hospital of WI, shared more about the Car-T Cell Immunotherapy trials and treatments for blood cancers and goals for future treatments. Lindsay’s Voice presented Children’s Hospital a check for $10,000 to support the CAR-T Cell Immunotherapy Clinical Trials. 

The evening got quite lively as Daven Claerbout, Charity Auctioneer “extraordinaire” engaged the crowd for the Live Auction. Extremely generous guests helped us raise funds to advance our mission. At last count we raised over $40,000 at 2018 Trees of Hope Festival- Gala-Auction !!!

A gallery of photos and  some of the beautiful displays are on our  PINTEREST PAGE. 



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2018 Check Presentation to Blood Center of WI/ Be The Match / Versiti
with Thomas Abshire,  Danielle Savick,  Karen and Gene Wenzel, David Eyrise


Nov 2017 Check Presentation to CIBMTR (Center for International Blood and Marrow
  Transplant Research - headquartered at Medical College of Wisconsin) 


Check Presentation to Dr Monica Thakar at Children's Hospital of WI for the NK Cell Immunotherapy Study -August 2017
Positive Results are moving this study forward beyond blood cancers. Potential to help with solid tumors and brain tumors

        Check Presentation to Kathy's House  2016



Check Presentations to Dr Thakar  Children's Hospital of Wi  
Natural Killer Cell Immunotherapy Study  2015 and 2016