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Cory’s Project was started in November, 2012. It rose out of the need to help others that are currently involved in the battle against pediatric cancer. Our mission is to assist children and their families residing in the Pediatric Cancer Unit at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Cory's Project is a 501(c)(3) public charity organization 

Our Mission

Our son, Cory Batz, lost  his battle with T-cell lymphoma at the tender young age of 16, on July 31, 2012. Throughout his seven month fight, Cory never lost his faith in God, his strength or his courage. He never said, “why me?”. If not for his faith in God and his knowledge of where he was going if he didn’t make it, his battle would have been far more difficult. We are so proud of Cory and look forward to seeing him again in Heaven.

What We Do

In addition to providing gifts to the young patients in the HOT unit, we provide financial support to families that need it the most. Our goal is to  help them meet their financial needs so they can spend more time with their hospitalized children. Remember, one parent normally quits their job to spend 24 hours a day in their child’s room. We receive guidance from the social workers, nurses and staff.

We received amazing support from our local communities. (Winthrop Harbor, Zion and Beach Park, IL and more.) Schools find this charity to be a wonderful way to expose children to charitable giving. If you’re reading this, you know how important that is.  We are available to come to your schools and groups to talk to students about Cory’s Project.


So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand
— Isaiah 41:10

Our Members

Michele Batz, President

Teri Comerford, Vice-President

Frank “Sam” Merlock, Secretary

Zach Richards, Treasurer

Holly Rossman