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Milwaukee Health - - PERSPECTIVE -

Giv­ing has mea­sur­able health re­sults, pro­duc­ing “warm glow” neu­ral re­sponses, ac­cord­ing to re­searchers at the Univer­sity of Ore­gon and North­west­ern Univer­sity. “Our bod­ies pro­duce a chem­i­cal re­sponse to be­ing gen­er­ous, which leads to the feel­ing known as ‘helper’s high’ caused by the re­lease of chem­i­cals like sero­tonin and dopamine,” says Jeremy Podol­ski at the Greater Mil­wau­kee Foun­da­tion. Last year, GMF’s 1,300 funds awarded more than $95.5 mil­lion in grants to causes pri­or­i­tized by the com­mu­nity. “When a per­son gives to or through their com­mu­nity foun­da­tion, they ... know their gift could make a dif­fer­ence [for] a neigh­bor, co-worker or friend.”

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