Louise “Weezie” Batz, spent her life helping others and bringing joy to those around her. As her daughter Laura often says, she taught me how to love, respect and care for others, to never give up, to always persevere, and most importantly never to lose hope. When someone came to her with a problem, she would comfort them by saying, “‘It will be okay… together we will find the answer.’ She was my hero. She saved my life every day and still does.”
Your fundraising saves lives and provides the financial resources necessary for the Louise H. Batz Patient Safety Foundation to tackle the the third leading cause of death in the United States, preventable medical errors.
Harness the power of people – your people. Start a Weezie’s Angels fundraiser or join the team at the San Antonio Rock ‘N’ Roll Marathon to help ensure that patients and families have the knowledge they need to ensure a safe hospital experience for their loved ones.
“It takes just $500 to help provide Batz Guides to over 150 families. 150 families that will be able to advocate and help to prevent a medical error from happening to their loved ones or themselves. ”
Run, Walk or Ride Join the Weezie’s Angels team at the San Antonio Rock ‘N’ Roll Marathon or participate in a race of your choosing
Donate Your Birthday This year skip the gifts and invite friends and family to honor your special day with a donation.
Fundraise in Honor or Memory of a Loved One Each year, over 200,000 people lose their lives to preventable medical errors. If you have been impacted by this tragedy, honor your loved one through a memorial fund.
Host a Party Backyard barbeques, concerts in the local park, wine tastings, holiday parties… The reasons to celebrate are endless so make your next occasion count for the Louise H. Batz Patient Safety Foundation. Charge an entry fee, include an auction, or simply ask your guests for donations and watch a good time turn meaningful.
Engage Children Involving children in fundraising is a great way to nurture an attitude of generosity. Ideas include lemonade stands, bake sales, door to door fundraising, neighborhood kid runs and more.
Get Creative If you have an idea – run with it. Or check out our list for more zany ideas.