Our Mission is to raise funds and increase awareness in support of Gilda’s Club Chicago as they provide free support for anyone impacted by cancer.

MarleneAs an essential component of cancer care, these services include healthy lifestyle workshops, support groups, social activities, resource referrals and educational lectures.

Everyone who knew Marlene, knew just what type of a person she was. In addition to being a legendary figure of the meetings and association community, Marlene had a gentle personality, a huge heart, and a passion for her life and work. 

Friends of Marlene fundraise to help provide essential services for those impacted by cancer at Gilda’s Club Chicago. The needs of cancer patients and their families are immediate. We hope that you will open your hearts and support these critical services. Marlene Hetzel Palmerson lost her battle with cancer - we honor and miss her!

Your generosity is appreciated and we encourage you to continue to support Friends of Marlene and our fundraising efforts. This is all about improving quality of life. Please consider a gift today!

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Annual Events

Summer in the City 2018

Summer in the City 2018

Friends of Marlene's annual summer kick-off event! Enjoy food, drinks, a silent auction and more. 

Date and information to be announced



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Annual Golf Tournament

October 1, 2018

Stonebridge Country Club, Aurora Illinois

Click here for more information about partnership and foursome opportunities for the 2018 event


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Thank you to our Donors

Thank you to our Donors

A heartfelt thank you to our donors!

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