Mia was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor in November 2011 just as she was turning two years old.
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Dear Tom & Bill,
I’m writing on behalf of my friend and co-worker, Steve LaCroix,
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Maria "Dorothy" Delicana
Maria Delicana, “Dorothy,” is an RN at Lutheran General Hospital. She works in the NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit) taking care of very sick infants. Dorothy was diagnosed in June 2014 with breast cancer, has undergone two surgeries and recently completed radiation therapy.
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My name is Jeff Hartman and along with my wife, Janet we are the proud parents of two boys, Alex, 20, a college student and Blake, 16, a junior in high school.
In April, 2014 I was celebrating a personal victory...
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Sophia the Brave
Sophia the Brave is a beautiful, young warrior who was diagnosed with High risk Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia at the age of 4 (January 2013)
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Noreen was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2003 and has been through an unbelievably difficult 11 years living with this disease. Still, she has handled it with grace, dignity and love.
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Nanette Giannola Russell
Selfless, loving, caring, big hearted and nurturing are a few of many words that describe Nanette. Upon meeting her you feel the genuine care, respect and concern that she has for all people.
Just a week after her 47th birthday, In January 2014, she was diagnosed with Stage 4 Metastatic Breast Cancer.
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Sally's Studio - art therapy for Cancer Patients at Lutheran General Hospital
Sally’s Studio is a non-for profit Art Therapy Program, funded by the Beat Tom & Bill Charity Golf Outing
In 2009, we sponsored Sally Gorney-Avila and her family and friends wanted to create a separate charity to directly help cancer patients on an ongoing basis.
Their journey begins with Lutheran General Hospital and their Advanced Center for Care. This program combines Sally's love of art with the strength and tenacity she exhibited while fighting this disease. Their goal is to help make a patient's day a bit brighter as they receive their cancer treatment. The hope of Sally's Studio is that this program will open the door to the art world, provide meditative meditative relaxation, or simply put a smile on each patient's face. It is our way of channeling our love and energy for Sally into a positive force by creating a program to honor her legacy.
Sally's Studio is made possible by The Schneider Family Fund, our BTB Foundation, and other private donations in conjunction with the Brickton Art Center. located at Busse Highway, Park Ridge, IL. Sally's Studio is completly free to all patients receiving cancer treatments at Lutheran General Hospital and is intended to promote healing, balance and good vibes.
St. Patrick High School Cancer-Aid Endowment
For 150 years the Christian Brothers at St. Patrick High School on the northwest side of Chicago have been
providing an educational experience of the highest quality which enables young
men to develop their maximum potential as lifelong learners and assets to
society and the Church.
As graduates of St. Pat’s, Tom (’82) and Bill (’83) know first-hand the lasting value of a Lasallian education. The ethics and philosophies taught there have impacted many of the decisions they’ve made in their lives.
Funds from this year’s event will go towards the creation of an endowment to provide financial aid to students whose family are going through a cancer struggle.