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.
What many did not know about Marlene is just how hard she fought in her battle against breast cancer. She stayed positive through her entire diagnosis and was inspired to fight until the very end. Sadly, we lost our dear friend in May 2010.
To honor and celebrate her life, Friends of Marlene have created a fund within Gilda’s Club Chicago to support their ongoing work. Friends of Marlene and Gilda’s Club Chicago are committed to providing ongoing information and support to anyone impacted by cancer. Marlene would have been proud.