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Marlene Hetzel PalmersonEveryone 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, the Friends of Marlene Hetzel Palmerson have created a fund within the Maggie Daley Center for Women’s Cancer Care at Northwestern  Memorial Hospital. Located on the 4th and 5th floors of Prentice Women's Hospital, the center is part of the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University, a National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center. The center is the first of its kind for women with cancer, addressing and centralizing supportive services for the emotional, aesthetic and physical needs of women in treatment.

Learn more about the Maggie Daley Center for Women’s Cancer Care Supportive Services.
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LATEST NEWS

Ravinia Summer Event

The Ravinia Summer Event was a great sucess, raising over $10,000.  

We gratefully acknowledge and thank the Toronto Convention and Visitors Association,

our exclusive event sponsor.

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2014 Financial Goal                                                        
As of October 1, 2014, The Friends of Marlene have raised over $185,000 in support of the Maggie Daley Center.  Our goal for Year- End is $250,000.

Thank You To Association Forum of Chicagoland

Association Forum featured The Friends of Marlene as co-beneficiary of their Annual Gala Raffle.  Proceeds to Friends of Marlene totaled $7,000.  

Northwestern Names Exam Room for Marlene
In November 2011, an exam room was named in memory of Marlene Hetzel Palmerson at the Maggie Daley Center...

 

Thank You to onPeak, our Founding Sponsor 

Since the Friends of Marlene began it’s work, onPeak has each year, generously provided both financial support and in-kind service.  Thank You!

onPeak

Friends of Marlene Receive PCMA Spirit Award

We are very proud to say that The Friends of Marlene is a recepient of the 2014 

Professional Convention Managment Association "Spirit Award".

Marlene would be most proud!