Northwestern Mutual Collaborates with Special Spaces to Surprise Kids Affected by Cancer with Dream Bedroom Makeovers


Milwaukee eight year old child surprised by newly designed bedroom inspired by his love for the outdoors

MILWAUKEE, September 14, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — In recognition of the 10th anniversary of its childhood cancer program, Northwestern Mutual, through its foundation, is collaborating with Special Spaces to surprise 10 children across the United States affected by childhood cancer with dream bedroom makeovers.

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A childhood cancer diagnosis changes every aspect of a child’s life. Going to doctor’s appointments, going to the hospital, and receiving treatments and surgeries all help kids step out of their comfort zone. Together, Northwestern Mutual and Special Spaces are creating spaces where children can escape the realities of their cancer diagnosis and simply enjoy being a kid.

“Every child deserves a special place at home, and it is especially valuable for children with cancer to have a place where they can escape their worries and regain their strength after doctor’s appointments, treatments and hospital visits,” said Steve Radke, president of the Northwestern Mutual Foundation. “On this milestone anniversary, our commitment to creating happy times for children with cancer has never been stronger, and our dedicated volunteers are doing just that by creating dream bedrooms for children across the country.

On September 8the partnership began in the hometown of Northwestern Mutual, Milwaukeesurprising Autumn, a spunky eight-year-old who loves the outdoors and is currently battling leukemia, with a newly designed room for her to call her own.

Dedicated company volunteers MilwaukeeLueder Financial Group and Holter Financial Group have worked tirelessly to bring Autumn’s vision to life and create a space for her to sleep, play, heal and spend time away from the challenges of her illness. Inspired by fall’s love of the outdoors, the sun and the stars, the team of volunteers worked together to paint the room, create custom decorations and organize the space with new furniture fitting the theme. During the big reveal, Autumn was surprised by her dream bedroom, which gives off an outdoor feel, with a special camping area with a toy campfire for her, her family and friends.

Throughout the fall, volunteers from local Northwestern Mutual offices will surprise a child touched by cancer by transforming a dream bedroom in 10 cities across the country: Milwaukee, Wis., Dubuque, Iowa, Buffalo, New York, Chicago, Ill., Chattanooga, TN, Indianapolis, Indiana, St. Louis, Missouri, Omaha, Nebraska, Cleveland, Ohioand Boca Raton, Florida.

Since 2012, Northwestern Mutual has been committed to accelerating the search for better treatments and cures for childhood cancer, while supporting families undergoing treatment and survivors experiencing lasting effects. With the help of its dedicated employees and network of financial advisors, the company has contributed more than $45 million to the cause and has funded over 520,000 hours of pediatric oncology research.

About the Northwestern Mutual Foundation
The Northwestern Mutual Foundation’s mission is to improve the lives of children and families in need. The Foundation has donated over $400 million since its inception in 1992 and is designed to create lasting impact in the communities where the company’s employees and financial representatives live and work. We achieve this by combining financial support, volunteerism, thought leadership and convening community partners to achieve the best results. Our efforts are focused nationally on curing childhood cancer, and locally on education, neighborhoods and making our hometown Milwaukee a great destination. Visit Northwestern Mutual Foundation to learn more.

About Northwestern Mutual
Northwestern Mutual has been helping individuals and businesses achieve financial security for more than 165 years. Through a holistic planning approach, Northwestern Mutual combines the expertise of its finance professionals with a personalized digital experience and industry-leading products to help its clients plan for what matters most. With over $560 billion in the combined company and customer assets, $34 billion in revenue, and $2.1 trillion with in-force life insurance protection, Northwestern Mutual provides financial security to nearly five million people with life, disability and long-term care insurance, annuities, and brokerage and advice. Northwestern Mutual ranked 97th on the 2022 FORTUNE 500 and was recognized by FORTUNE® as one of the “World’s Most Admired” life insurance companies in 2022.

Northwestern Mutual is the trading name of The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company (NM), Milwaukee, Wis. (life and disability insurance, annuities and life insurance with long-term care benefits) and its subsidiaries. Subsidiaries include Northwestern Mutual Investment Services, LLC (NMIS) (Investment Brokerage Services), Broker, Registered Investment Adviser, Member FINRA and SIPC; Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Company® (NMWMC) (investment advisory and services), federal savings bank; and Northwestern Long Term Care Insurance Company (NLTC) (long term care insurance). Not all representatives of Northwestern Mutual are advisers. Only representatives whose title includes the term “advisor” or who otherwise disclose their status as an adviser to NMWMC are accredited as representatives of NMWMC to provide investment advice services.

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