Wisconsin Women’s Health Foundation Helps Thousands of Women Across the State
Air Date: 02/09/2019 - 02/17/2019
While serving as first lady of Wisconsin, Sue Ann Thompson had a vision to provide women in her state information about high-quality health care. After receiving a breast cancer diagnosis herself, Sue Ann felt the need to help women in similar situations and, in her travels around the state, she found there are many diseases that disproportionately affect women.
To help women battling these diseases, Sue Ann founded the Wisconsin Women’s Health Foundation (WWHF). This foundation is a non-profit organization that has provided programming focused on improving Wisconsin women’s health for the past 21 years. Sue Ann’s daughter, Tommi Thompson, has served as the executive director for the foundation since 2008.
With over 25 staff members and programming that spans all 72 counties, WWHF provides direct services to roughly 7,000 women each year. The foundation works to address critical challenges affecting women’s health, including mental health, addiction, heart disease and cancer.
- Wisconsin Counties Association