Ongoing Support for Cancer Survivors Program

Dr. Paul Goldstein and Eileen Rubenstein Goldstein

The 22nd annual Myra Rubenstein Weis (MRW) Benefit Committee Luncheon successfully honored its mission of funding wellness and education for NorthShore University HealthSystem (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. In recognition of this amazing milestone, NorthShore proudly announced that the LIFE Program will now be referred to as the “Myra Rubenstein Weis LIFE Cancer Survivorship Program.”

Since 2006, the proceeds from the Luncheon have funded the LIFE Cancer Survivorship Program, including sponsorship of the Myra Rubenstein Weis Cancer Survivorship Seminars. The free educational lectures are open to the public and include topics of importance to cancer survivors, including nutrition, exercise and genetics.

In addition to the LIFE Program, funds raised from the Luncheon support an innovative project that educates the school children about how personalized medicine and genomics is transforming healthcare. Funds also support the Myra Rubenstein Weis Health Resource Center, which is dedicated to promoting health education and awareness to NorthShore communities.

“We are so thankful to the MRW Benefit Committee, and its community of supporters, for their generosity and dedication for more than two decades,” said Carol Rosenberg, MD, FACP, Director of the MRW LIFE Program. “Their commitment to this program and to the thousands of patients they've touched will be recognized for years to come. It seems only appropriate to express our appreciation by naming the program after Myra Rubenstein Weis, whose legacy continues to live on.”

Paul Goldstein, MD, and his wife Eileen have led the MRW Committee through its successes. “Our family, friends and community have been so supportive of our efforts,” said Eileen Goldstein. “It takes hard work, time and dedication to succeed, and we're proud of our family’s ability to come together to honor my sister, and to help so many of us who are celebrating cancer survivorship.”

The Luncheon’s honoree, Jesse Peterson Hall, commemorated NorthShore Highland Park Hospital’s 100th anniversary. With more than a decade of experience as a hospital executive at NorthShore, Hall was most recently named President of NorthShore Glenbrook Hospital and Gabrielle Cummings was named as his successor at NorthShore Highland Park Hospital.

To learn more about MRW, or the MRW Leadership Board and its efforts to support patients, click here.

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