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. 

The Friends of Marlene fund raise to help provide supportive oncology services for cancer patients at the Robert H. Lurie Cancer Center at Northwestern University. The needs of cancer patients are immediate. We hope that you will open your hearts and support these critical services.  Marlene Hetzel Palmerson lost her battle with cancer - we honor and miss her!
 
We have had a great year of fundraising and building awareness for this need.  With your continued support, over the last five years we have raised over $300,000 for the Supportive Oncology Program.  We appreciate your continued partnership as we celebrate our success!  Thank You!
 
Your generosity is appreciated and we encourage you to continue to support the Friends of Marlene and our fundraising efforts. This is all about improving quality of life from cancer diagnosis thru treatment. Please consider a gift today!  DONATE!
 
Supportive Oncology at Northwestern has been life-changing - read about one of the patients - Marina Gavriel - Click Here
 
 
 

2016 Events

SUMMER IN THE CITY WAS A GREAT SUCCESS!
 
Our Sincerest Gratitude To The Exclusive Event Sponsor
 
Business Toronto
 
AND, THANK YOU TO ALL WHO ATTENDED!
 
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Hospitality Fest
August 24, 2016
Lakeshore Athletic Club
Event planners, meeting planners & hospitality professionals and all creative
minds will be attending Hospitality Fest on August 24th 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
 Register for a complimentary admission to attend the event.  A suggested
 donation of $10 with 100% of the proceeds to support Friends of Marlene.
To learn more and register:  www.hospitalityfest.com
 
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Inaugural Golf Outing 
Monday, October 3. 2016
Stonebridge Country Club
Aurora, Illinois
 
 
Support opportunities still available!
 
Individual Hole Sponsorships* - $600 per hole
Lunch Sponsor** - $3,000
Reception Sponsor ** - $5,000
Dinner Sponsor ** - $10,000
 
* For more information on individual Hole Sponsorships please contact Joe Kissinger at jkissinger@lvcva.com
** For more information on Lunch, Reception and Dinner Sponsorships please contact Felix Niespodziewanski at felixn99@gmail.com
OR
 
For More Information contact Felix Niespodziewanski
or call 312-907-6667
Golf Tournament
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7th Annual Friends of Marlene FriendRaiser Reception
Wednesday, November 9, 2016
5:30 to 7:00 PM
Prentice Women's Hospital 
Harris Family Atrium, 3rd Floor
250 East Superior Street
Chicago, IL 60611
 
Check back for more information

 

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We have had a great year! The success of our events depends heavily on the kindness of our sponsors, friends and supporters. Our special gratitude goes out to those that made these events possible:
 
 
ANNUAL FUNDRAISING EVENT
 
Thanks to all who attended and supported the event
A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO OUR EVENT AND SILENT AUCTION SPONSORS
 
Click HERE for a complete list
 
Special thanks to our Silver Sponsor
 
Boston
 
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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

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

FRANCINE PEPITONE, ROSE DUBROVICH, or MARTY BALOGH

click on name to email

See a complete list of last year's silent auction and in kind sponsors > Click Here

OUR MISSION

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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Summer in The City - A Great Success!

The event was a great success to provide supportive services to patients with cancer at The Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University.  

 

Our gratitude also goes to our exclusive sponsor, “Business Events TORONTO”.

Business Events Toronto

  Toronto Business

 

And to Jim Grillo of hereschicago.com, our thanks for acting as our “Fund A Need’ Auctioneer.  All proceeds from the auction provide individuals with much needed supportive services.  

 

 Nancy Hays, thanks for the great music.

Kathryn Bradford, thanks for the photography.

GES, thanks of the signage.

Summer in the City

SHANON VILLENEUVE, Business Events Toronto, JIM GRILLO, Heres Chicago, FRANCINE PEPITONE, Friends of Marlene Chair

(Photo by Kathryn Bradford)

 
Friends of Marlene Inaugural Golf Outing

October 3, 2016 - Stonebridge, Aurora, Illinois

For more information, contact
Felix Niespodziewanski at 312-907-6667.

Golf Tournament

 

Team Marlene Cheer for Cancer Survivors

Team Marlene cheered for the partipants at the June 5 Lurie Cancer Survivor Walk.  There were 3,651 partipants and the event raised $276,000.  Special thanks to Cathy Dunlap for coordinating Team Marlene. All proceeds benefit the Lurie Cancer Center at Northwestern Medicine.

Team Marlene 2014 all

 

Financial Achievement                                                       

As of January 1, 2016, The Friends of Marlene have raised over $300,000 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 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
  • MaryBeth 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!

onPeak