When David Margolis, MD, learned Nordstrom sold out of $85 leather-wrapped rocks this year, he was inspired to start a fundraising campaign called “Rocks for a Reason.”
Dr. Margolis pledged to send every person who donated $85 to Milwaukee-based Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin — where he serves as director of the bone marrow transplant program — a rock in the mail.
“I figured if people were willing to pay $85 for rock that didn’t do anything, there must be some people out there who would be willing to pay $85 for a rock that would help bring joy to kids in the hospital,” Dr. Margolis said in a statement. The donations go toward medical care, community-based health initiatives and research, according to the hospital website, which proclaims, “And on top of that, you’ll still get a rock, and it’ll be sent to you by Dr. Margolis himself!”
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