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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Philanthropy Perspectives

Recognizing and inspiring YOUR charitable giving at NorthShore


June 22, 2018

Innovate & Transform: The End of Trial-and-Error Medicine

In May, NorthShore University HealthSystem (NorthShore) donors gathered at Rotary International in Evanston for the first in a series exploring how their philanthropy is tranforming the practice of medicine.  Despite extraordinary advances in science and technology, the practice of medicine can still be inexact and imprecise at times. NorthShore researchers and physicians are dedicated to changing that, and are grateful for the generosity of donors that is helping to advance this vitally important work. Read more

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Ongoing Support for Cancer Survivors Program

The 22nd annual Myra Rubenstein Weis (MRW) Benefit Committee Luncheon successfully honored its mission to fund wellness and education for NorthShore patients.

The total in pledged support of the MRW Benefit Committee to NorthShore’s Living in the Future (LIFE) Cancer Survivorship Program has now reached $1 million. Read more

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Honoring My Physician
Lalit Puri, MD, NorthShore Orthopaedic Surgeon

“I’m an avid skier and hiker, but my knee needed to be replaced. I searched for a surgeon in the NorthShore network, and Dr. Puri’s name came up. Friends reassured me he was top-notch, and they were right. I’m in my mid-60s, but he took me as seriously as any athlete. Just four months after the surgery, I was hiking national parks, and nine months later, I was skiing expert runs in Colorado. I even raced the NASTAR course, proudly earning a bronze medal. Dr. Puri and his team at NorthShore Skokie Hospital saw me through it all, from pre-op to post-op and rehabilitation therapy that fit with my busy schedule. I can’t say enough about him and his team. When friends ask about the surgery, I answer: ‘What knee replacement?’”

NorthShore patient Jacquelyne DenUyl

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Auxiliary Benefit Supports Patient Care

Enhanced patient care across NorthShore was the winner at The Auxiliary’s Trivia Night event, which raised nearly $10,000 toward supporting innovative programming at NorthShore. More than 130 friends and NorthShore staff attended the event at the Highland Park Community House in April.

In sum, and through other fundraising events, The Auxiliary awarded six grants this summer totaling $24,500. Read more

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High Schoolers Make Care Kits for Cancer Patients

Pictured left to right are Colleen McKay; Angela Quinn; Dr. Tom Hensing, Deputy Division Head, Hematology/Oncology; Kathleen Hensing; Lauren White; and nurses Gail Ronkoske and Narissa Breger

Members of Glenbrook South High School’s Titan Poms created comfort kits for patients going through chemotherapy at NorthShore Kellogg Cancer Center. “Paula Packs” are named for Paula Hess, a former member of the Titan Poms, a Poms coach and choreographer who helped the girls create the bags when she was going through treatment herself. The packs include comfy socks, eye masks, crossword puzzles, mints, candy, lotions and other items. The goal is to make someone’s day a little brighter and a little more comfortable. Sadly, Paula lost her battle with cancer two years ago, but her legacy lives on through the students’ service and dance.

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A quarterly health and lifestyle digital magazine from NorthShore University HealthSystem

Now in its 11th year, Connections magazine shares the stories of real people in our community who have benefited from the superior clinical care, exceptional patient experiences and innovative research at NorthShore.

Running Ahead of Disease
Learn how NorthShore’s Advanced Primary Care provided Amber Blomstrand with a genetic boost to manage her health and a predisposition to cancer.
Read Amber’s story »

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Save the Date

August 18, 2018—ADP Golf “Fore” Life Event

September 14, 2018—Joshua Stuart Krinsky Golf Memorial Outing

September 20–23, 2018—American Craft Exposition

October 4, 2018—Court the Cure

November 9, 2018—HeadStrong Voices for Healing

View past editions of our newsletter in the Archive.
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