Monica Welke

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Monica Welke

Wisconsin Foundation and Alumni Association

What is your connection to the UW Carbone Cancer Center?
I am a three-time childhood cancer survivor. Although I was not treated at Carbone, I became familiar with their research and patient care when I moved to Madison and looked for ways to get involved. I met Ann Naylor and a few other members of the ELB when I modeled for Wine, Women, and Shoes.

What is your favorite ELB / UWCCC event?
Race for Research. I love the energy of the community runs and it is great to see so many people come together to support a meaningful cause.

What is something interesting about you?
I have seen The Parent Trap (with Lindsay Lohan) over 200 times.

Where is your favorite vacation spot?
My friends are scattered all over the country. I enjoy getting in the car or hopping on a plane to visit them in Minneapolis, Vermont, Chicago, Pittsburgh, Denver, and more!

Everyone has a guilty pleasure.  What is yours?
I am a crazy dog mom. I spend way too much time researching dog behavior, searching for new dog jackets, and talking about all the cute things my dog does on a regular basis.