Two million lives changed
The successful, system-wide fundraising initiative launched on January 1, 2007, can be characterized by a series of numbers: 7 years, the Campaign’s length. $100 million, its original goal — the most ambitious in Swedish’s history. $130 million, the amount of money the Campaign had raised by its conclusion on December 31, 2013. 61,000, the number of people who contributed. 2 million, the approximate number of patients these funds have helped.
But, of course, numbers don’t tell the whole story — or stories, as the case may be. Because every Swedish patient has a unique story that together combine to tell another, farther-reaching one — the story of a stronger health-delivery system that is able to offer better treatment options and more access to advanced research and clinical trials than it did seven years ago, thanks to the generosity of community members.