Annual Reception

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Friends of Marlene Inaugural Golf Tournament

October 3, 2016 - Stonebridge, Aurora, Illinois

For More Information contact: 
Felix Niespodziewanski at 312-907-6667

Golf Tournament


Summer In The City - Great Success

Summer In The City

The Summer In The City was a rousing success.  Our heartfelt thanks to Tourism Toronto and The Chicago Athleltic Association Hotel.  


Team Marlene Cheer for Cancer Survivors

Hearty in heart, although a bit cold - Team Marlene volunteers cheered for participants at the Lurie Cancer Survivors Walk on May 31.  The Walk raised $226,000 with 4,000 particpants supporting the Lurie Cancer Center.

Lurie Walk 2015


Financial Achievement                                                       

As of January 1, 2016, The Friends of Marlene have raised $300,000 in support of compreshensive 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
  • Mary Beth 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!


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 Management Association "Spirit Award."

Marlene would be most proud!