Angel On My Shoulder (AOMS) was created in 1995 following the passing of Dick Rose after his courageous battle with cancer.
Lolly Rose and her children founded the organization as a way to give back and make a positive, profound impact for individuals and families affected by cancer. The organization was always a “labor of love”.
In 2022, the Rose Family announced they would be sunsetting the foundation and transitioning the mission to a “legacy of love”. Marshfield Clinic Health System has been a proud partner of Angel On My Shoulder since its founding and is honored to be a recipient of one of their final gifts.
The newly-renamed Angel On My Shoulder Rose Family Angel Fund Endowment continues the organization’s tradition of making a difference for cancer patients and their families. The annual distribution for this Endowment supports the Krause Family Pediatric Cancer Angel Fund, which provides hope, financial support, and comfort for families whose children are receiving cancer treatment.
Because of these Angel Funds, families may receive funding for non-medical needs such as short-term lodging, groceries, transportation, meals, and housing. While Angel Fund distributions cannot be used to directly pay for medical bills at Marshfield Clinic Health System, they can be used to make treatment easier, such as purchasing medication management bags. These funds also help to care for entire families, including providing cancer survivorship programs and support groups for parents and siblings.
We appreciate your support of this important fund and look forward to continuing Angel On My Shoulder’s legacy of helping families affected by cancer.