SHARP Literacy is committed to providing educational opportunities for urban youth. The Glendale-based nonprofit teaches essential reading and writing skills to empower children and help them succeed in today’s fast-moving economy. Neurosurgery and Endovascular Associates is proud to support the SHARP program and its ongoing mission to educate children and promote curiosity throughout Milwaukee and Waukesha County.
Dr. Arvind Ahuja was recently named as a Presenting Sponsor for the organization’s A Novel Event 2017, hosted at the Pfister Hotel with keynote speaker Randall Cobb. The event’s main message was the importance of being a lifelong learner and encouraging this attitude at a young age. During his speech Cobb discussed his educational path, importance of literacy, and his mission to be a lifelong learner, while advocating support to SHARP Literacy.
Dr. Arvind Ahuja has previously sponsored SHARP Literacy’s 2015 gala, which featured keynote speaker Henry Winkler. During the event Winkler highlighted the importance of open communication between parents and children, while also emphasizing the need for consideration and patience with children suffering from learning challenges.
Dr. Arvind Ahuja’s efforts to provide his patients with the highest level of care possible is demonstrated in his unyielding commitment to excellence in both his clinical practice and in his surgical skills, but his dedication to advancing the field of neuroscience goes beyond his individual practice.
One way he demonstrates that commitment is by being an active participant and supporter of the Neurosurgery Research & Education Foundation, a national group dedicated to advancing the science of neurosurgery and the care provided by neurosurgeons. Recently, Dr. Ahuja helped sponsor the L. Nelson “Nick” Hopkins NREF Young Clinician Investigator Award, which supports junior faculty who are pursuing careers as clinical investigators.
Dr. Ahuja shares the foundation’s commitment to research into new treatment possibilities and the development of educational resources that can help neurosurgeons throughout the country. He is a long-time member of the foundation’s Cushing Circle of Giving and is a platinum-level supporter of this important national nonprofit group.
Being a world-class neurosurgeon is not limited to office visits and the operating room, and Dr. Ahuja extends his commitment to delivering quality care by supporting advanced research and community outreach through his active support of the Neurosurgery Research & Education Foundation.
Kenosha Unified School District
Any medical professional will tell you that an AED – automated external defibrillator – can save the life of someone experiencing sudden cardiac arrest.
To help make these devices more widely available, Dr. Arvind Ahuja recently donated several AEDs to Kenosha Unified School District for use in sports stadiums and other athletic facilities.
AEDs deliver an electric shock that can restart a heart that has stopped beating. And the sooner a victim can receive this treatment, the better the chance for survival. AEDs are relatively simple to operate and can be used by first responders or others without advanced medical training.
Visit the Red Cross to learn more about this life-saving device and how to become AED certified.
(Pictured: Director of Operations Corinne Gianniou, left, and Jane Parthum, APNP)
Neighborhood House is a pillar of the community offering early childhood education, after-school programs, learning centers, science classes and much more to Milwaukee residents.
To help showcase the center’s broad range of services – as well as the many staff and volunteers who help make it possible – Dr. Arvind Ahuja recently supported the production of a new line of introductory Neighborhood House videos.
“It’s our role to provide volunteer services and really support good community leaders, good teachers and great kids,” says Dr. Ahuja, who was featured in one of the newly released videos.
Learn more about Neighborhood House here.
Gold in September
Gold In September, a Delafield-based philanthropic organization, is committed to raising awareness for pediatric cancer and supports research aimed at developing new treatments for this devastating disease.
Dr. Arvind Ahuja is a proud sponsor of the organization and attended the G9 Golden Celebration on Sept. 20, 2016 at the Grain Exchange in Milwaukee. Dr. Ahuja’s support helps bring Gold In September closer to its ultimate goal – ensuring that every child can survive cancer.
Hunger Task Force
Dr. Arvind Ahuja is proud to support the Hunger Task Force during its 2016 <em>Match Madness</em> event.
The Hunger Task Force is Wisconsin’s leading food bank committed to ending hunger and malnutrition though innovative programs and advocacy. In early March, the Hunger Task Force doubled all donations, including Dr. Ahuja’s generous gift to the Hunger Task Force Farm in Franklin.
As its name implies, the Farm grows fruits and vegetables – and promotes dietary education – for low-income residents. Dr. Ahuja’s support helps ensure the Hunger Task Force can continue to feed children and families in need with fresh, nutritious produce.
Donald Driver Foundation
Green Bay Packers All-Time Leading Receiver Donald Driver established the Donald Driver Foundation in 2001 with the mission to serve underprivileged children and families by addressing health, wellness, safety, education, and career development. Dr. Ahuja has been a strong supporter of the foundation, especially through its Driven To Achieve Awards, which celebrate those working to improve communities in Wisconsin and beyond. Dr. Ahuja also reports on football injuries for Inside the Huddle.
Straight Up Boxing
The team at Straight Up Boxing provides a safe and positive environment for kids in the Kenosha area to learn life skills, build self-esteem and further their success in school. Dr. Arvind Ahuja met the boxing club’s Dan Ouimet (right) after expanding his medical practice in Kenosha and has helped the nonprofit youth organization by serving as a ringside physician. Dr. Ahuja is proud to contribute to this wonderful organization, which has had a positive effect on the lives of many children in Kenosha and the surrounding community.
Wisconsin Humane Society
Dr. Ahuja and Neurosurgery and Endovascular Associates sponsored Hank the Brewers Dog t-shirts for those signing up early for the Wisconsin Humane Society’s 2015 Tails on the Trail 5K Run & 1-Mile Walk. Over 120 people signed up at the event. Dr. Ahuja is a longtime supporter of the Humane Society, and is helping the organization establish a clinic in Milwaukee that helps low-income animal guardians access affordable spay/neuter services for their pets.
Steve Nash Foundation
Dr. Ahuja works with Steve Nash – former NBA point guard and two-time MVP – to further the mission of the Steve Nash Foundation. The organization strives to ensure that underserved children have the health and educational resources they need to succeed. Most recently, Mr. Nash has asked Dr. Ahuja to serve on his board to help evaluate the effects of child abuse on the brain.
Dr. Ahuja is proud to support Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer, also known as the MACC Fund, dedicated to helping children with cancer and related blood disorders.
The MACC Fund supports research at the Medical College of Wisconsin, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, and the University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center, among other organizations.
In May 2014, Dr. Ahuja attended the MACC Fund’s Fifth Annual “An Evening with Aaron Rodgers” event in Milwaukee, and in September 2014 Dr. Ahuja volunteered for and Surgical Assistant Tom Thein ran in the Milwaukee Brewers Mini Marathon +10K to support the MACC Fund.
Here are some other charities doing great work in communities near and far that Dr. Ahuja and the team at Neurosurgery and Endovascular Associates would like to lift up: