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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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2014 Financial Goal
As of August 1, 2014, The Friends of Marlene have raised over $180,000 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...

Lurie Cancer Center Survivors Walk

Thanks to the Friends of Marlene Team that staffed Water 

Station #1 - 4000 Walkers, lots of water, lots of fun.

For Their Continued Support, Thank You onPeak

Each year onPeak has generously supported the Friends of 

Marlene both financially and in service, Thank You!  

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