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|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, 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.
Nancy Hays Provided Entertainment - Summer in The City
Thank You Nancy!
Our Summer in The City Event, was a great sucess! Entertainment was provided by cabaret singer and actress, Nancy Hays. Nancy will be staring as Mame, in the August 20-28 performance of Auntie Mame at Light Opera Works in Evanston. You won't want to miss her. A former opening act for stars including George Burns, Rita Rudneer, Tommy Tune and others, Nancy recently played the role of Judy Garland in two PRP productions; a musical tribute recalling the historic conceert with Judy Garland and Liza Minelli at the London Paladium "Judy and Liza - Once in a Lifetime", as well as the recent aclaimed production of the musical "Boy from Oz".
OUR SPECIAL THANKS TO THE SUMMER IN THE CITY EXCLUSIVE SPONSOR
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October 3, 2016 - Stonebridge, Aurora, Illinois
Team Marlene Cheer for Cancer Survivors
Team Marlene cheered for the partipants at the June 5 Lurie Cancer Survivor Walk. There were 3,651 partipants and the event raised $276,000. Special thanks to Cathy Dunlap for coordinating Team Marlene. All proceeds benefit the Lurie Cancer Center at Northwestern Medicine.
As of January 1, 2016, The Friends of Marlene have raised over $300,000 in support of comprehensive cancer care at The Lurie Cancer Center of Northwestern Medicine.
We recognize and thank those who have supported the Friends of Marlene annually since we began in 2010. Thank you!
Thank You to onPeak, our Founding Sponsor