Philanthropy Perspectives

Philanthropy Perspectives, a bi-monthly newsletter emailed to supporters of NorthShore University HealthSystem, provides profiles on grateful patients and friends who have made charitable contributions to NorthShore, as well as details on opportunities for involvement including volunteer groups and events.

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Recognizing and inspiring charitable giving at NorthShore

November 2, 2016

Philanthropy Is Personal to Breast Cancer Patient

It was just this past December when NorthShore patient Melinda Deuster felt two lumps in her left breast. After an ultrasound and then biopsy, she was given the dreaded news: cancer.

NorthShore’s Kellogg Cancer Center team guided her through the journey, from being a healthy 58-year-old mom of three to being scheduled for surgery. “I was lucky," said Deuster. "The cancer was not in my lymph nodes so I had no radiation or chemotherapy, but I did have a mastectomy.” Read More

 

Play Your Part in Transforming Medicine

NorthShore is committed to advancing medical research through leading-edge programs and exceptional patient care, and you can play a part! The main goal of Genomic Health Initiative (GHI) is research. GHI is designed to investigate genetic variations in a patient’s DNA, which can help predict, prevent and treat diseases such as cancer and Parkinson’s disease. Watch this video to learn more, including how to get involved.

While GHI does not perform clinical genetic testing, if an actionable genetic variant, i.e., those with available treatments or prevention techniques, is found (expected to apply to a small number of individuals) through GHI research, and the patient is interested in knowing about that, GHI will share this information with the patient.

 

Honoring Our Doctor

“I’ve been seeing Dr. Marcy Kamen in Family Medicine at NorthShore for many years. And she’s my daughter’s physician, too. She is wonderful. She’s very supportive and responsive when we have questions. I’d drive to Indiana for a really good doctor, but I don’t have to. Dr. Kamen is right here.”

“We decided to honor our doctor with a gift directed to personalized medicine. We feel like our care has always been individualized, but this is an exciting new area of medicine we want to support.”   

 —
Cindy (left) and Mary May 
Patients can honor their doctor anytime.

 

Nurse Pays It Forward 50+ Years Later

Donald Lee says were it not for his wife’s nursing education at NorthShore Evanston Hospital’s School of Nursing back in the 1960s and her career that followed, the couple would not have been able to start his engineering business, which turned out to be a success.

Don and Charlene Lee moved to California years ago, but the Lees recently made a generous gift from a charitable trust to support NorthShore’s Nursing Scholarship Fund. “We met on a blind date,” said Don.“It was a patient Charlene was taking care of that suggested we get together. We did, and married two years later. Because of her wonderful education, she was able to support us—and that allowed me to start a consulting engineering business.” Read More

 

Power of Philanthropy

All of these clinical areas have been established and/or advanced with the power of philanthropy. Click below to read about some examples in the news.

Jo Kim, PhD, and NorthShore’s Perinatal Depression Program were featured in an Aug. 12 Chicago Tribune story on postpartum depression.

Brian Helfand, MD, PhD, was featured in a Sept. 18 Daily Herald article about advanced prostate cancer and gene mutations.

Mark Dunnenberger, PharmD, was a featured columnist in the Sept. 20 Lake County Journal on how your genes can impact your reaction to medications.

 

Mark Your Calendar

Nov. 19, 2016: Myra Rubenstein Weis (MRW) Leadership Board Benefit

 

Get Involved with Community Partner Events

You can host your own Community Partner Event with NorthShore. Gather your friends and family to run a 5K, enjoy a dinner party or take part in a game night—all while raising funds for a specific clinical area or research program important to you. Click here for details, or contact Anne Stretz at 224.364.7275 or astretz@northshore.org to get started.

 
Please make a gift to support patient care and research at NorthShore.

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August 16, 2016

ACE Benefit to Advance Personalized Medicine

Debbie Kerr, a volunteer and patient at NorthShore, recently took a simple cheek swab test in her home that revealed she was taking appropriate medications to manage her existing migraines and high blood pressure. Results from her DNA swab sample will also help her clinicians determine which medications to use should she need treatment for her 2012 diagnosis of early stage leukemia.

Kerr is Co-Chair of The Auxiliary’s American Craft Exposition (ACE), considered one of the top craft shows in the country. The proceeds from the September 23–25 event, which will be held at the Chicago Botanic Garden, will benefit the growth of NorthShore's 
Pharmacogenomics Clinic, the first and largest in Chicagoland. The Clinic provides genetic testing to help predict how patients, just like Kerr, will respond to certain medications. Read More

Please click the video above to hear Debbie’s story, and to learn more about ACE, and about NorthShore’s expertise in personalized medicine. For ACE ticket details, please visit: americancraftexpo.org. 

 

Surgical Theater Reaps Benefits for Patients

NorthShore patient Marilyn Brodsky only found out she had a large aneurysm in her brain after a bad fall and trip to the Emergency Department warranted a CT scan. She was also told to see a neurosurgeon immediately, especially considering her husband had died of an aneurysm just eight years earlier.

She met with Shakeel A. Chowdhry, MD, a neurosurgeon at NorthShore Neurological Institute. As they sat side by side, he used state-of-the-art 3-D imagery to show Brodsky how he would safely secure her brain aneurysm without placing an incision on her head.

Dr. Chowdhry would go in through an artery in her leg and close off the aneurysm using miniature coils in an innovative minimally invasive surgery with the help of a software system called ‘Surgical Theater.’ This procedure would also lessen the time she was under anesthesia and offer her a quicker recovery. Read More

 

The Power of 10 Cents 

How can one dime possibly make a difference in the lives of NorthShore’s cancer patients?

Multiplied many times over, it adds up to a generous contribution to care for NorthShore Kellogg Cancer Center patients who are receiving support services in stress reduction and nutrition counseling, as well as support groups and patient education.Charitable support also assists to cover a variety of other challenges patients face during diagnosis and treatment and in recovery.

Whole Foods Market and Kellogg Cancer Center recently teamed up to create an easy way for grocery shoppers to support cancer patients at NorthShore. Through Whole Foods Market’s “One Dime at a Time” program, shoppers were able to direct a 10-cent-per-bag credit to Kellogg Cancer Center for each reusable bag used during a three-month period at three area store locations. At the end of the appeal, the program had raised $8,000 to fund cancer support services. Read More 

 

Honoring My Doctor



“My NorthShore doctor, Susan Kramer, MD, has gone above and beyond. I honor her with a donation for being an amazing doctor. She helped me so much when I was very sick and going through a hard time. I am better now, and it is because of her care and kindness.” 
–NorthShore patient Lily Lagun

Lagun (pictured here) sent her tribute during the National Doctors’ Day appeal, but patients can honor their doctor any time.

 

Serving and Investing in the Community

As a nonprofit, NorthShore has long recognized that the more our healthcare system connects with the community, the stronger both will become. In the last year, NorthShore delivered on our area’s health needs with more than $209 million in community benefits, which includes more than $49 million in charity care and subsidized health services. NorthShore makes these significant investments to demonstrate our commitment to the communities we serve, whether it be for medication assistance and perinatal services, or other specialized programs, like diabetes care for at-risk populations. Contributing in this way also furthers our ongoing mission “to preserve and improve human life.”

NorthShore recently produced a short video that highlights our organization’s key community outreach initiatives for 2015–16. Click here to view the video. 

Click here to view our Community Benefits Report that details our dedication to touching the lives of more than 200,000 people in our communities.

 

Mark Your Calendar

September 23–25, 2016: American Craft Exposition (ACE)

October 22, 2016: Associate Board’s Masquerade Benefit

 

Get Involved with Community Partner Events

This summer and fall, get involved and raise funds for clinical programs and research at NorthShore! Whether you enjoy golf, running or walking, we’ve got several ways for you to get involved through Community Partner Events:

August 20, 2016: ADP Memorial Golf Outing
August 20, 2016: Work Out for a Cause 
September 22, 2016:
Court the Cure Platform Tennis Tournament
October 2, 2016: Lemons of Love 5K

October 16, 2016: Karen Dove Cabral Foundation Butterfly Benefit

Click here for complete details about each of these events.

You can also host your own Community Partner Event. Gather your friends and family to run a 5K, enjoy a dinner party or take part in a game night—all while raising funds for a specific clinical area or research program important to you. Click here for details, or contact Anne Stretz at 224.364.7275 or astretz@northshore.org to get started.

 
Please make a gift to support patient care and research at NorthShore.

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June 16, 2016

New Treatments for Hepatitis C

Lisa Short had been struggling with her health for years when she came to NorthShore for help. Now 52, the mother of three children had been diagnosed with Hepatitis C in 1999. She was living in Michigan at the time, and the interferon treatments she had been receiving proved unsuccessful. “I was about to give up,” said Short.

But while scrolling the internet one day, just two years ago, she learned about the work of Claus J. Fimmel, MD, a prominent hepatologist who had been recruited to NorthShore by Jay Goldstein, MD, Vice Chairman of Medicine and Head, Division of Gastroenterology. Read More

 

Center Aims to Prevent Alzheimer's Disease


Is there a way to actually delay the onset or prevent Alzheimer’s disease and other related brain disorders? The experts at NorthShore’s new Center for Brain Health say yes, there is. Physicians are seeing patients to not only treat debilitating brain diseases, but increasingly get ahead of those disorders with individual risk assessments and personalized prevention plans.

This proactive therapy movement is led by Demetrius “Jim” M. Maraganore, MD, Ruth Cain Ruggles Chairman of the Department of Neurology and Medical Director of NorthShore Neurological Institute. At the Center, patients may elect to receive genetic testing and advanced diagnostics while specialists key in on lifestyle and medical factors to better predict and protect against Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE), a disorder associated with repeated concussions. Read More

See also Takeaway Tips on Brain Health

 

Touching the Lives of Patients

John Chamness recently went to see a 98-year-old NorthShore Hospice patient whose two daughters were in the room when he arrived. The daughters were open to taking a seat in his portable massage chair, where he worked on their shoulders and neck for about 15 minutes. Then their mother agreed to let Chamness gently massage her feet, as her hands were encumbered with an IV line. “That feels so good,” the patient said to Chamness when he finished. One of the daughters quipped: “Mom, it took you 98 years to get your first massage.” Read More

 

Today's Patients Advance Future Knowledge

In 16 specially outfitted large freezers at NorthShore Evanston Hospital lies the promise of providing a better future for patients and their families.

NorthShore has been collecting and storing tissue and blood specimens from consenting patients for use in future research for nearly 20 years.The NorthShore Biospecimen Repository (NSBR) has well over 100,000 specimens of breast, lung, ovarian, pancreas, prostate and head/neck cancers. There are also biomarker samples for genetics, neurology, endocrinology and microbiology. Read More

 

Be Part of the CURE

Save the Date–July 29, 2016

The Auxiliary of NorthShore University HealthSystem at Highland Park Hospital invites you to join them at this year’s Be Part of the CURE Summer Party. The event will raise funds for NorthShore Kellogg Cancer Center at Highland Park Hospital to expand clinical research efforts, enhance patient care treatments and provide funds for advanced collaborative nursing education. This fun evening will feature hearty hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, a raffle, a silent auction and music all while supporting these funding priorities.

Friday, July 29, 2016
7:00-–10:00 p.m.

W.W. Grainger, Inc.
100 Grainger Parkway
Lake Forest, IL

Click here to learn more and purchase tickets.

 

Honor. Celebrate. Remember.

Honor an exceptional care experience. Celebrate a loved one. Remember someone special to you. Whether you thank a caregiver, make a tribute or sustain a legacy, a donation to NorthShore makes a real difference in the lives of patients and their families. Please consider making a gift to honor the special people in your life.

 

Get Involved with Community Partner Events

This summer, get involved and raise funds for NorthShore! Whether you enjoy golf, running or walking, we’ve got several ways for you to get involved through Community Partner Events being held to raise funds for NorthShore this summer: 

- July 18: Joshua Stuart Krinsky Memorial Golf Outing
- July 23: Head for the Cure 5K-Chicago
- August 20: ADP Memorial Golf Outing

Click here for complete details about each of these events.

You can also host your own Community Partner Event. Gather your friends and family to run a 5K, enjoy a dinner party or take part in a game night—all while raising funds for NorthShore and a specific clinical area important to you. Click here for details or contact Anne Stretz at 224.364.7275 or astretz@northshore.org to get started.

 

Mark Your Calendar

July 29, 2016: Be Part of the CURE Summer Party

September 22, 2016: American Craft Exposition (ACE) Preview Party

September 23-–25, 2016: American Craft Expo

 
Please make a gift to support patient care and research at NorthShore.

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April 19, 2016

Cancer Patient Makes Lemonade out of Lemons

Just two years ago, Jill Peltier began the fight of her life. She went to see her doctor and had a colonoscopy that revealed she had late-stage colon cancer. Peltier had surgery to resect her colon followed by six months of chemotherapy at NorthShore Kellogg Cancer Center.

Every time she went for chemotherapy, she noticed that other cancer patients were often alone and looking worried while waiting to be seen. A friend who always went with her for treatment helped Peltier keep her spirits up. Read More

 

Summer Benefit to Advance Leading-Edge
Orthopaedic Research

Save the Date−June 11, 2016

Bad knees have plagued NorthShore patient Meghan Kirkpatrick since she was 9 years old. At all times, she would have to make sure she had a brace with her, especially in gym class, as her knees would often pop out of their sockets and buckle beneath her.

About two years ago, she thought she had broken her leg after falling down a flight of stairs. Instead, her physician at the time found she had no cartilage in her left knee and both knees were out of their sockets. She was referred to NorthShore Orthopaedic Surgery Chairman Jason Koh, MD, who recommended regenerative surgery. Read More

 

Loving the Power of One

A sixth-grader at a school in Skokie came up with the idea of having her cross-country team host a fundraising event to benefit NorthShore breast cancer patients. Her plan evolved into holding a run and an ice-bucket challenge whereby students donated funds to see their teachers soaked outdoors in freezing cold temperatures! Read More

 

Nursing Scholarship Advances Careers


Supporting enhanced nursing education is personal to Cathy Mullane, RN, MSN, at NorthShore Evanston Hospital. She began her career 30 years ago as a patient care technician (PCT), received her RN, and in 2014 received a nursing scholarship to help her obtain her Master of Science in Nursing. 

Mullane is a Clinical Nurse Manager at the 4 South Observational Unit, where she manages 41 staff members and oversees the care of post-operative patients. She, herself, now supports that same scholarship fund that was so vital to her own successful career progression at NorthShore.

You, too, can show your appreciation to your favorite NorthShore nurse with a gift during National Nurses Week, May 6–12. 


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Focusing on Life After Cancer

Save the Date–May 4, 2016

For more than a decade, Carol A. Rosenberg, MD, FACP, has been helping cancer survivors with an innovative program that gives patients the necessary tools for re-entry to survivorship care after active treatment.

The Founder and Program Director of NorthShore’s Living in the Future (LIFE) Cancer Survivorship Program is being honored for her contributions at an upcoming benefit luncheon supporting the LIFE Program.
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A Brighter Space for Young Patients

What once was a white-walled treatment room with plain cabinets has been transformed by the addition of a vibrant blue mural of underwater sea creatures to create a more child-friendly environment for young patients. Those undergoing invasive procedures are being cared for in this much-improved space, thanks to generous donations to the Pediatric Unit at NorthShore Evanston Hospital. Read More

 

Mark Your Calendar

May 4, 2016: Myra Rubenstein Weis (MRW) Annual Luncheon

June 11, 2016: Summer Soirée

June 12, 2016: Stepping Out for Parkinson's 5K

July 18, 2016: Joshua Stuart Krinsky Memorial Golf Outing

 
Please make a gift to support patient care and research at NorthShore.

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February 18, 2016

Study Targets Support for Premature Babies

NorthShore is pioneering research that could benefit premature infants all over the world. The study is looking at whether giving at-risk babies drops of breast milk from their moms directly into the mouth of their infant will provide increased protection from infection and potentially increase survival.

Because the swallowing reflex is not well-developed until 32 weeks, extremely premature babies typically receive milk feedings directly into their stomach through a tube. The Associate Board of NorthShore provided critical seed funding for the ongoing research, which is being led by NorthShore Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Nancy Rodriguez, PhD, APN. Read More

 

 

Finding Comfort in Knowledge

NorthShore patient Mary Patoff didn't learn her mother had breast cancer until her mother's 80th birthday, when she was close to death. Her mother had been diagnosed 10 years earlier but had chosen to keep her condition a secret and not seek treatment. “That was her script, her story, not mine,” said Patoff, who was recently found to have a newly identified gene that puts her at a higher risk of developing the disease.

Patoff considers herself among the fortunate to now have a team of specialists at NorthShore who are watching her very closely. She is having an MRI or a mammogram every six months to watch for any early sign of the disease. Read More

 

Family Embraces Preventive Medicine 

Family is enormously important to Joseph Flanagan. He and his wife have five children. Thirty members of the extended Flanagan clan recently traveled together for a family vacation. Now this close-knit family has a new, shared mission: identifying common genetic factors that predispose them to cardiovascular disease. Flanagan’s paternal grandfather died of a heart attack at the age of 47, and three of his dad’s brothers died prematurely from coronary disease. One of his cousins suffered a serious cardiac event at age 47, and another died of cardiac arrest at age 53.

Hoping to change the course of his family’s health history, Flanagan turned to NorthShore’s new Center for Personalized Medicine, which customizes patient care and treatment based on an individual’s unique genetic characteristics and health history. Flanagan decided it was time for his family to learn more about what they could do to cut their risk factors for serious illness.

Joe Flanagan calls his family’s experience with NorthShore a “game changer.” Read More  

 

Honor Your Doctor

NorthShore Patient
Joseph Flanagan:

"Eating healthier, losing a little weight, adding or altering medications are all relatively small changes that are helping my family reduce our risk factors. Without NorthShore, and the personally tailored approach by Dr. David Davidson, our newfound knowledge about our genetic predisposition to cardiovascular disease wouldn’t have happened."

"In honor of National Doctors’ Day on March 30th, I’m recognizing and thanking Dr. Davidson with a donation to NorthShore."

Has a NorthShore physician made a difference for you or a family member? If so, please make a donation to honor a NorthShore physician this Doctors’ Day."

 

Police Raise Funds for Cancer Patients

Highland Park police officers recently took part in a fundraiser that allowed them to show off a little personal style, and benefit NorthShore Kellogg Cancer Center in the process.

Department members received approval to grow beards, mustaches and goatees—typically not allowed—by donating to a special fund through a “No Shave November” charitable campaign. Read More

 

Mark Your Calendar

May 4, 2016: Myra Rubenstein Weis (MRW) Annual Luncheon

June 11, 2016: Summer Soirée

June 12, 2016: Stepping Out for Parkinson's 5K

July 18, 2016: Joshua Stuart Krinsky Memorial Golf Outing

 
Please make a gift to support patient care and research at NorthShore.

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December 10, 2015


 
Inspired by a Patient's Gratitude

In just a little over a year, a dedicated group in the community has raised $100,000 to help improve the quality of life for women receiving treatment for stage 4 breast cancer at NorthShore University HealthSystem.

Their drive to help came after they lost Tobi Klonecki, a wife and mother with a close circle of friends and family, to the advanced disease at age 41. Read More 

 

 

Associate Board Raises Funds for Families

It’s not uncommon for moms with newborns to experience the “baby blues,” which typically resolves within 10 days. Peripartum mood disorder (PPMD), which can affect up to 19 percent of women, is hallmarked by ongoing depression for the first six months after delivery, greatly affecting the mother and the development of the infant.

More than 250 members, friends and supporters of The Associate Board of NorthShore came out at their recent 11th Annual Benefit, raising $60,000 to support PPMD research and other programs that advance care for children and their families. Read More
 

 

Healing Garden Reopens at NorthShore Skokie Hospital

Thirty years ago, Rolana Tankus Fox passed away at the age of 36 after a courageous four-year battle with breast cancer.

Her parents, Harry and Lila Tankus—historic donors to the former Rush North Shore and now NorthShore Skokie Hospital—created a living memorial in their beloved daughter’s name. The Rolana Tankus Fox Healing Garden, which opened in 2003, was an outdoor respite, a calming oasis from the often busy healing work that was going on inside the hospital, just feet away. Read more

 

There's Still Time to Make a Difference

As the year draws to a close, we hope you'll consider making a tax-deductible year-end gift to NorthShore by December 31. Your philanthropic gift helps NorthShore provide the very latest in truly personalized treatments and accelerate the most innovative research. Thank you for your generous support!

 


New Fund Honors Retired Chief Nursing Officer

Retired Chief Nursing Officer Nancy Semerdjian expressed complete surprise to learn of a fundraising initiative established in her honor. The fund was unveiled at a retirement party celebrating her 45 years of distinguished service. Read more




 

 

Support Kellogg Cancer Center
While You Shop at Whole Foods

NorthShore Kellogg Cancer Center and Whole Foods Market have teamed up to create an easy way to support NorthShore—and help the planet—each time you shop for groceries.

To reduce its impact on the environment, Whole Foods Market regularly offers a
10-cent credit for each reusable shopping bag customers use at the store. Through the end of December, those credits can be donated directly to Kellogg Cancer Center.

The donated funds will help Kellogg Cancer Center patients and family members with a variety of challenges they may be facing from diagnosis and treatment to recovery and beyond. These services are offered to all patients free of charge.

This limited-time opportunity is available at three area Whole Foods Market locations:

• 760 Waukegan Road, Deerfield
• 2748 Green Bay Road, Evanston
• 840 Willow Road, Northbrook

 
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NorthShore University HealthSystem donors, volunteers, patients, medical staff and employees…

It is our generous supporters who help make tomorrow’s possibilities a reality for our patients and their families, and we thank you!

We invite you to watch the video below to learn more about the impact your involvement has on our community.

 

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September 22, 2015

 Remembering NorthShore Supporter Harry Coon

 

Through 40 years of growth and change, there was a very-much-appreciated constant at NorthShore University HealthSystem (NorthShore): the outstanding volunteer leadership and generous financial support of Mr. Harry Coon. Last year, he passed away at the age of 92, bequeathing an unrestricted estate gift of more than $600,000 to NorthShore. Read more  
 

 

  

 

Joanne's "A-Team" Gave Her Hope

Family is everything to Joanne Bertsch. As a wife and mother of two, when she was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2013, she was concerned not only for her health, but for her family’s well-being, too. Bertsch had many questions and much anxiety. But she had hope, too. Bertsch’s “A-Team of doctors and nurses,” as she likes to call them, helped her get to where she is today—cancer-free. Read more

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month this October, please consider supporting NorthShore with a tax-deductible gift. Your generosity will ensure that patients have access to the latest advances in breast cancer research and receive compassionate care that’s as unique as they are. 

 

 

Foundation Gives Thanks to Partnering Physicians

NorthShore’s Physician Philanthropy Champions (PPC) and guests enjoyed an appreciation event in late August at the Chicago Botanic Garden. The PPC is composed of a group of doctors who actively partner with NorthShore Foundation to practice and promote philanthropy at NorthShore for the benefit of the health system and ultimately, the patients served. Read more

 

Get Involved: Help Fight Cancer  

1. Enjoy the American Craft Exposition (ACE) at the Chicago Botanic Garden while supporting cancer research.

2. Celebrate Health at Westfield Old Orchard’s Cube all October long. Enjoy a chair massage, check out cooking demonstrations or participate in breast health screenings. Learn more

3. Listen to Cynthia’s story about living with ovarian cancer and keep up with the latest NorthShore patient stories: Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.

4. Support young mothers with cancer by attending the Karen Dove Cabral Foundation’s Butterfly Ball and learn how one family’s experience led to their commitment to helping others.

5. Find a cure for breast cancer by making a gift to research.

 
Please make a gift to support patient care and research at NorthShore.

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July 16, 2015

 Reaching Out to Make a Difference

The physician or practitioner walks into the exam room to greet the toddler, in for a well-child physical. The patient is handed a bright, shiny new book ‒ maybe Curious George or Clifford the Big Red Dog. The child smiles and his face lights up. The physician is taking it all in. The Reach Out and Read program at NorthShore's Glenbrook Family Care Center gives books to children, which also helps practitioners monitor their development. Read More

  

 

The Draw of Big Data in Patient Care

A dozen years after NorthShore became a national pioneer in the deployment of Electronic Medical Record (EMR) systems, physicians and scientists are seeing extraordinary advances in the prediction and treatment of diseases. And the best is yet to come. Read More

 

Healthy Beginnings: The Betts Family's Experience

A high-risk pregnancy is a unique healthcare challenge requiring expert coordination between maternal and specialist clinicians to help mother and baby thrive. Stephanie Betts credits NorthShore’s coordination of care, via its nationally recognized use of an Electronic Medical Record system, with helping her through her high-risk pregnancy, explaining that “Everyone caring for me had access to the same information at the same time. I got used to that. I live in McHenry and still see NorthShore healthcare providers. You're not just a number at NorthShore. They really care about you.” Read More

 

Don't Miss the Summer Party to Benefit Highland Park Hospital

Friday, July 31
W. W. Grainger, Inc.  
100 Grainger Parkway, Lake Forest
7:00–10:00 p.m.

Patients like Jameka Leonard, who has gone through chemotherapy and radiation for a brain tumor, are grateful for the work of The Auxiliary at Highland Park Hospital. “Their support has helped me get through this illness, knowing I have people that care,” she said.

The Be Part of the CURE Summer Party will once again raise vital funds for NorthShore Kellogg Cancer Center at Highland Park Hospital. Support from the anticipated 250 attendees at W.W. Grainger's headquarters will be directed to expand clinical research efforts, enhance patient care treatments and provide for advanced nursing education. Read More

By attending events like Be Part of the CURE, you help The Auxiliary make a difference for those battling cancer. Click below to view Jameka's story.

 

 

Mark Your Calendars      

American Craft Exposition (ACE) - September 24‒27

Associate Board Benefit - October 24   

 

To continue making an impact, please make a gift online.

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Philanthropy Perspectives

A bimonthly e-newsletter recognizing the impact of your support.

May 21, 2015


NorthShore Foundation's event season is right around the corner! You can make a profound difference in the lives of patients and impact future innovations in healthcare by supporting these activities. The season runs through October, so there are several opportunities to enjoy the festivities and support NorthShore.
               

 

The Auxiliary's Summer Soirée

Saturday, June 13
Morgan Manufacturing, 401 N. Morgan, Chicago

6:30 p.m.–Midnight

A different look (no longer a seated, black tie dinner) and exciting new venue will serve as the backdrop for the 2015 Summer Soirée, formerly the Hospitals’ Gala. Dinner and dessert stations, live entertainment, and a wide variety of raffle and auction items will greet the expected 700 guests. Read more

 

 

The Auxiliary at Highland Park Hospital’s Be Part of the CURE Summer Party

Friday, July 31
W.W. Grainger, Inc.
100 Grainger Parkway, 
Lake Forest
7:00p.m.–10:00 p.m.

The Be Part of the CURE Summer Party will once again raise funds for NorthShore Kellogg Cancer Center at NorthShore Highland Park Hospital, and for Personalized Medicine research. Read more

 

 

The Auxiliary's American Craft Exposition (ACE)

Thursday, September 24
Preview Party, 5:30 to 9:00 pm  

ACE show: September 25 through 27
10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday;
11:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. on Sunday

Chicago Botanic Garden,
1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe 


New venue. New date. Same extraordinary event! The Auxiliary’s American Craft Exposition (ACE) is moving to the Chicago Botanic Garden in Glencoe this year and is being held in late September rather than August. This juried exposition and sale of fine craft features one-of-a-kind pieces and uniquely creative artwork from artists from all over the country. Read more

 

The Associate Board's 11th Annual Benefit

Saturday, October 24
The Auditorium Library at Roosevelt University,
430 S. Michigan, Chicago,
8:00 p.m.–Midnight

The Associate Board’s 11th Annual Benefit is sure to be at the top of the “must-do” fall event list as young professionals dedicated to offering their time and support for NorthShore will meet to raise funds for the Department of Pediatrics and Personalized Medicine research. Read more

 
 

RECAP: Spring Luncheon Success      

Wednesday May 6, 2015
The Myra Rubenstein Weis (MRW) Health Resource Center Benefit Luncheon was held on May 6, netting nearly $80,000, thanks to the more than 350 attendees who enjoyed an afternoon luncheon and speaker Elizabeth Lombardo, PhD, a regular contributor to The Today Show  and best-selling author of A Happy You. Gustavo C. Rodriquez, MD, Director of the NorthShore Kellogg Cancer Center and Matthews Family Chair of Gynecologic Oncology Research at NorthShore, was the day’s honoree. Read more

 
 

To continue making an impact, please make a gift online.

NorthShore University HealthSystem Foundation 
1033 University Place, Suite 450, Evanston, IL 60201
Phone: 224.364.7200  |  Email: philanthropy@northshore.org

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Philanthropy Perspectives

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April 27, 2015

Best Friends Seek Cure for Parkinson's

They met more than a decade ago, when their daughters were in a theater program together, and quickly became close friends. When Jodi Mara was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 2006, Barb Stonecipher was there for her, supplying emotional support. Read More
       

                                

 

The Next Generation of Medicine: Personalized for You

 

Henry “Mark” Dunnenberger, PharmD, Senior Clinical Specialist Pharmacogenomics, NorthShore Center for Personalized Medicine, believes that Personalized Medicine is the “next generation” of medicine, an approach that will not only treat disease, but also predict and potentially prevent many diseases. Here he defines pharmacogenomics, and how it stands to make a revolutionary impact on patient treatment and outcomes. Read More

 

 

 

 

Celebrate NorthShore Nurses!

National Nurses Week is May 6‒12, 2015. You can change lives by making a donation to the Nursing STARs Program. The Nursing STARs Program allows you to Say Thanks And Recognize excellence in nursing while providing vital scholarship support for NorthShore nurses. All gifts received through Nursing STARs will directly benefit nurses as they continue their education.


Please consider making a gift to the Nursing STARs Program. Click here to make a gift today!

 

Gift of Knowledge from School Teacher     

Japanese physician Atsushi Takayama, MD, spent two weeks visiting NorthShore, shadowing Thomas Triantafillou, MD, a specialist in geriatric medicine. When he left, he took with him newfound knowledge to take even better care of the growing rural elderly population in his homeland. Read More

 

Mark Your Calendars      

MRW Health Resource Center Benefit Luncheon - May 6

Summer Soirée - June 13

Be Part of the CURE - July 31

American Craft Exposition (ACE) - September 24‒27

Associate Board Benefit - October 24   

 

To continue making an impact, please make a gift online.

NorthShore University HealthSystem Foundation 
1033 University Place, Suite 450, Evanston, IL 60201
Phone: 224.364.7200  |  Email: philanthropy@northshore.org

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