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Please consider making a donation to the Friends of Marlene TODAY!  Your contribution will help us improve the quality of life for someone undergoing the challenges of cancer treatment.  All of our lives have been touched by cancer; in our families or friends.  Make a difference in the lives of those battling the disease by showing your support. The following is testimony from one of Northwestern Memorial Hospital’s patients:

“When I became an oncology patient at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, I was told that I could receive five free visits to the Center for Integrative Medicine and Wellness (Maggie Daley Center).  I contacted the Northwestern Memorial Foundation and was told that your group participates in this program.   I have been able to combine holistic and nutritional treatment concepts along with chemotherapy.  I am half way through the chemo and have been able to avoid debilitating side effects.  The care provided has helped me so much and I am so grateful for your generous gifts.  Thank you so much for touching my life with such kindness.”    
   
Make a donation online today!

Donations can also be mailed to:

 

Friends of Marlene Hetzel Palmerson Fund

c/o Mr. Steven Falk

Northwestern Memorial Foundation

251 East Huron Street

Galter Pavilion, Suite 3-200

Chicago, IL 60611


And, consider a Planned Gift through your estate plan.  If you would like to learn more, please contact Holly Gibout, Vice President of Philanthropy at Northwestern Memorial Foundation, at 312-926-4016.

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Gilda's Club Chicago Partnership

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Friends of Marlene is pleased to announce that as of July 1, 2017 we will exclusively partner with Gilda's Club Chicago.  We have had seven great years of fundraising on behalf of Northwestern Memorial Foundation, The Maggie Daley Center and The Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University.  We will close our formal relationship with Northwestern having raised $500,000. Having funded many different supportive services at Northwestern, one that we will continue to financially support and are most proud of is the "Patient Notebook".  This has become an essential tool for patients, providing critical information and a place to chronicle the patient journey. We are deeply grateful to Northwestern for their support and great work. We are delighted to broaden our scope of support to include not only cancer patients, as well as their families friends and caregivers, through our relationship with Gilda's Club Chicago. To learn more about Gilda's Club Chicago:  Click Here    

Friends of Marlene Cheer at 24th Annual Cancer Survivors' Celebration Walk & 5K

Each year Friends of Marlene make a difference in the lives of patients with cancer and their families by supporting our cheer-team's fundraising efforts for the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University!

Again on June 4, 2017, our Team joined in the Lurie Cancer Center’s 24th Annual Cancer Survivors’ Celebration Walk & 5K. Our goals are to honor and celebrate cancer survivors, inspire those recently diagnosed, accelerate vital research to prevent, detect and treat cancer, and improve the lives of patients after treatment ends.

Great job Team Marlene!

To financially support our cheer-team: Click Here

2017 Lurie Walk

Welcome Associate Committee

The Friends of Marlene welcomes our new Associate Committee.  The group will bring innovative new perspectives to our fundraising and awareness building.  Thank you to this enthusiastic new group.

Jennifer Kimball, Chair

Mandy Marneris, CMP

MJ Meisenheimer

Maddie Metcalf

Cassie Niespodziewanski

Annie Palmerson

Kristina Simkins

Kelly Snyder, CMP

Maddie Wehking

Joe Wilush

Inaugural Golf Outing Raised Over $85,000

On October 3, the Friends of Marlene hosted the Inaugural Golf Outing at Stonebridge Country Club.  88 golfers, sponsors and Friends of Marlene enjoyed an outstanding event which included a post-golf dinner.  Our sincerest gratitude to all who participated and especially our sponsors.  For a full list of event sponsors click here.

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Save the date for next years outing - Monday October 2, 2017

Stonebridge Country Club, Aurora Illinois

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Financial Achievement                                                       

As of March 1, 2017, The Friends of Marlene have raised over $450,000 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. Thank you

For a complete list of donors click here

 

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!

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