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.
The Friends of Marlene will lead a Cheer Station for the Sunday morninng, June 5 Northwestern Lurie Cancer Survivor Walk. To join the cheer team and/or to support the team with a donation, click here
We also gratefully acknowledge those organizations and corporations that have provided ongoing support and sponsorship!
FOR THEIR ONGOING FUNDRAISING SUPPORT
ASSOCIATION FORUM OF CHICAGOLAND
THE PROFESSIONAL CONVENTION MANAGMENT ASSOCIATION
Our Founding Sponsor OnPeak
In support of the Lurie Cancer Center’s Maggie Daley Center for Women's Cancer Care at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.
FOR SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES PLEASE CONTACT
In collaboration with Northwestern Memorial Foundation, the Friends of Marlene Hetzel Palmerson provides meaningful financial support to help provide cancer patients with a variety of supportive care services during all stages of one’s treatment and recovery.
Nancy Hays Provides Entertainment - Summer in The City
June 20 - Thank You Nancy!
Join us for our Summer in The City Event, June 20! Entertainment will be 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". Purchase tickets for the June 20 event - click here!
OUR SPECIAL THANKS TO THE SUMMER IN THE CITY EXCLUSIVE SPONSOR
October 3, 2016 - Stonebridge, Aurora, Illinois
Summer In The City - Great Success
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.
As of January 1, 2016, The Friends of Marlene have raised $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