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 $450,000 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
 
UPCOMING EVENTS ~ SAVE THE DATES
 
Annual Golf Tournament
Monday, October 2, 2017

Stonebridge Country Club, Aurora Illinois

For more Information about sponsorship opportunities and foursomes contact:

Felix Niespodziewanski, 312-907-6667 
 
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Annual Friendraiser
November 8, 2017

FOR SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES PLEASE CONTACT

FRANCINE PEPITONE, MARY BETH NOWAK, or MARTY BALOGH

click on name to email

 
 

2016 Events

7th Annual Friends of Marlene FriendRaiser Reception
Was a great success!
Wednesday, November 9, 2016
Thanks to all who supported the event and attended
Information on next year's event soon.
 
 
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Inaugural Golf Outing 
Was held on Monday, October 3. 2016
Stonebridge Country Club
Aurora, Illinois
 
Our sincerest gratitude to our generous event sponsors
For a complete list of event sponsors click here
 
Golf Tournament
For event video and photos click here
 
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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. 
 

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 Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Care Center at Northwestern University.

 

 

 

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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