Golf Outing

The 1st Annual Golf Outing was a HOLE-IN-ONE

Event Photos!  Thanks to all who supported and sponsored the event.  For a full list of sponsors click here

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To watch video of event: Click Here

Our sincere gratitude to Oscar and Associates for the video and photography!

Special thanks for our generous sponsors



Destination Representatives 



Freeman A/V Solutions

Hyatt Hotels


Marriott-Signature Boston-Starwood Hotels and Resorts

New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau

Oscar and Associates






Louisville Convention and Visitors Bureau




Choose Chicago

Dallas Convention & Visitors Bureau

Discover the Palm Beaches


Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority


Red Rock Casino, Resort and Spa


United Service Companies

Visit Tampa Bay


Individual Hole Sponsors

Barbara Connell

David Michael Productions

Dickinson + Associates

Discover the Palm Beaches, FL

Christie Hicks


Liz Erikson Marnul

Maritz Global Events

Marriott International

McCormick Place

Francine Pepitone

San Antonio Convention & Visitors Bureau

San Diego Tourism Authority

San Francisco Marriott Marquis

Spinnaker DME

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide

Visit Salt Lake

Don and Jean Welsh



Chicago Aviation

Garrett Popcorn

Harry Caray’s

Hyatt Lodge In Oak Brook

Hyatt Regency Chicago

Las Vegas Convention & Visitors Authority

Lowes Chicago Hotel

Ken Sanders, President, Freeman Audio Visual

Sheraton Grand Chicago

Stonebridge Country Club

United Service Companies


Hole-In-One Sponsor

Choose Chicago

Woody Buick GMC of Naperville


Individual Contributors

Ed Napleton Dealership Group





Hilton Anaheim

Hilton Chicago

Hilton Chicago O’Hare Airport

Hilton San Diego Bayfront

Hilton San Francisco and Parc 55 Hilton – A Hilton Hotel

Hyatt Chicago Magnificent Mile

Hyatt Regency Chicago

Laissez les bon temps rouler with Hilton Riverside

Las Vegas Convention & Visitors Authority

Louisville Convention & Visitors Bureau

New Orleans Convention & Visitors Bureau

New York Hilton Midtown

Northwestern Memorial Foundation


Palmer House Hilton

San Diego Convention Center

San Francisco Travel Association 

Sheraton Grand Chicago

Marriott - Signature Boston - Starwood Hotels and Resorts

Washington Hilton



A special thank you to Hilton for supporting Friends of Marlene with Nine foursomes

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Join us for 2nd Annual Friends of Marlene Golf Outing!

October 2, 2017, More info to follow!

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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

For more Information about sponsorship opportunities and foursomes contact:


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!