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Aurora Health Care to Host Fusion Networking Event

Diverse millennial professionals to gather and network July 31, with proceeds to benefit United Way

July 20, 2016

Milwaukee – Aurora Health Care and six millennial-minded community organizations are collaborating to launch a new networking opportunity, known as Fusion. The event will be held at Surg on the Water in Milwaukee’s Third Ward from 1 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, July 31, and will also serve as a fundraiser for United Way.

“As the name implies, Fusion will create an opportunity for young professionals from diverse backgrounds and organizations to come together, network and build strong, lasting relationships,” said Cristy Garcia-Thomas, chief diversity and inclusion officer with Aurora Health Care. ”Aurora is proud to provide this new connection point and we look forward to future opportunities to engage this emerging group of leaders.” 

The organizations involved with planning Fusion are FUEL Milwaukee, Hispanic Professionals of Greater Milwaukee, Milwaukee Urban League Young Professionals, NEWaukee, One MKE and Social X MKE.

Tickets are $30 and include a brunch buffet and one drink ticket. Attendees can enjoy DJ music and a variety of food items prepared by Surg on the Water, 102 N. Water St.

Aurora will donate all ticket sale proceeds to United Way of Greater Milwaukee and Waukesha County.

To learn more about Fusion, or to purchase tickets, visit

About Aurora Health Care:
Aurora Health Care is a not-for-profit Wisconsin-area health care provider and a national leader in efforts to improve health care quality. Aurora offers services at sites in more than 90 communities throughout eastern Wisconsin and northern Illinois. Aurora is Wisconsin's most comprehensive health care provider and the state's largest private employer. Aurora serves more than 1.2 million patients every year via a comprehensive network of facilities, services and providers, including 15 hospitals, 159 clinics, 70 pharmacies and 30,000 amazing caregivers. As evidenced by more than 400 active clinical trials, Aurora is dedicated to delivering innovations to provide the best possible care today, and to define the best care for tomorrow. Get helpful health and wellness information via the Aurora MyHealth blog, our Facebook page, our Twitter account and our Pinterest account.


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