Annual Reception


Join us as the Friends of Marlene celebrate six years!

We are excited to once again invite you to the Friends of Marlene’s 6th Annual “FriendRaiser” Reception, our premiere event and fundraiser in support of the Maggie Daley Center for Women's Cancer Care at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.


Wednesday, November 4, 2015


Prentice Women's Hospital

250 East Superior Street, 3rd Floor

Harris Family Foundation Atrium

Chicago, Illinois 60611

5:00 - 7:30 PM


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Enjoy heavy hors d'oeuvres, beer and wine while browsing our fabulous silent auction—including vacation packages, airfare, jewelry and other unique offerings. Sponsorship opportunities are also available for prominent recognition at the event. For more information, please contact  Francine Pepitone, Laura Downes, or Jenna Cummins.  

If you are unable to attend the event but would like to support our mission, please make a gift here. Please contact Jacqueline Evans at 312-926-4199 with any questions.


Registration for this event will open in September 2015.

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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 February 1, 2015, The Friends of Marlene have raised more than $250,000 in support of the Maggie Daley Center. 

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!