Annual Reception

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Nancy Hays Provided Entertainment - Summer in The CityNancy Hays 

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".  


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Friends of Marlene Inaugural Golf Outing

October 3, 2016 - Stonebridge, Aurora, Illinois

For more information, contact
Felix Niespodziewanski at 312-907-6667.

Golf Tournament


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.

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Financial Achievement                                                       

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.  

Annual Giving

We recognize and thank those who have supported the Friends of Marlene annually since we began in 2010. Thank you!

  • Rhonda Chesney
  • Barbara Connell
  • Linda Cooper
  • Caryl Dillon
  • Rosemarie Dubrovich
  • Maxine Dulaney
  • Heidi Edinger
  • Jean and Tony Ferrone
  • John Folks
  • Mariann Gorman
  • Mark Henry
  • Jeanne Jacobson
  • Laura Jelinek
  • Susan and Richard Katz
  • Evelyn Laxgang
  • Steve Martin
  • MaryBeth Nowak
  • Carol Overman
  • onPeak
  • Larry Palmerson
  • Mary Patton
  • Francine Pepitone
  • Diedre Ross
  • James H. Sweeney


Thank You to onPeak, our Founding Sponsor 

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