Friends of Marlene Legacy of Care

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.



Annual Fundraiser

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Mark your calendar for our 2014 Annual Fundraiser! Thanks to all who attended last year's event for your support and generosity, and a special thanks to all our auction and silent auction donors.

See a complete list of last year's silent auction donors >


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.

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2014 Financial Goal
As of August 1, 2014, The Friends of Marlene have raised over $180,000 in support of the Maggie Daley Center.  Our goal for Year- End is $250,000.

Thank You To Association Forum of Chicagoland

Association Forum featured The Friends of Marlene as co-beneficiary of their Annual Gala Raffle.  Proceeds to Friends of Marlene totaled $7,000.  

Northwestern Names Exam Room for Marlene
In November 2011, an exam room was named in memory of Marlene Hetzel Palmerson at the Maggie Daley Center...

Lurie Cancer Center Survivors Walk

Thanks to the Friends of Marlene Team that staffed Water 

Station #1 - 4000 Walkers, lots of water, lots of fun.

For Their Continued Support, Thank You onPeak

Each year onPeak has generously supported the Friends of 

Marlene both financially and in service, Thank You!