Thank you for supporting Friends of Marlene!
|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.
What many did not know about Marlene is just how hard she fought in her battle against breast cancer. She stayed positive through her entire diagnosis and was inspired to fight until the very end. Sadly, we lost our dear friend in May 2010.
To honor and celebrate her life, the Friends of Marlene Hetzel Palmerson have created a fund within the Maggie Daley Center for Women’s Cancer Care at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Located on the 4th and 5th floors of Prentice Women's Hospital, the center is part of the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University, a National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center. The center is the first of its kind for women with cancer, addressing and centralizing supportive services for the emotional, aesthetic and physical needs of women in treatment.
Learn more about the Maggie Daley Center for Women’s Cancer Care Supportive Services.
Association Forum 2016 Holiday Showcase
Many thanks to Association Forum of Chicago for showcasing The Friends of Marlene at the December 15 Holiday Showcase. Our sincere gratitude for the ongoing support.
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.
Save the date for next years outing - Monday October 2, 2017
Stonebridge Country Club, Aurora Illinois
For more Information about sponsorship opportunities and foursomes contact:
Thank You - HospitalityFest- Hereschicago.com and Red Roof Inn
The Friends of Marlene received support from Hereschicago.com and Red Roof Inn of Chicago as a result of the recent Hospitality Fest. Our sincerest gratitude to Jim Grillo of Hereschicago.com and Mark Calderone of Red Roof for their generosity.
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
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.
SHANON VILLENEUVE, Business Events Toronto, JIM GRILLO, Heres Chicago, FRANCINE PEPITONE, Friends of Marlene Chair
(Photo by Kathryn Bradford)
As of March 1, 2017, The Friends of Marlene have raised over $430,000 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. Thank you
|For a complete list of donors click here|
Thank You to onPeak, our Founding Sponsor