2019 MRW Benefit Committee.

Myra Rubenstein Weis Annual Benefit Committee

Since 1996, an Annual Benefit Luncheon has supported the education and advocacy efforts of the Myra Rubenstein Weis (MRW) Health Resource Center. The MRW Executive Committee is the dedicated group of individuals who organize this incredible fundraiser.

The MRW Health Resource Center honors the vibrant life and legacy of Myra Rubenstein Weis, a beloved member of the Highland Park community who valiantly fought breast cancer for 10 years until the disease claimed her life in 1990. Established by Myra’s family and friends, the Resource Center supports free health education and cancer survivorship programs in the NorthShore community.

The MRW Health Resource Center’s Annual Benefit Luncheon supports the Myra Rubenstein Weis Living in the Future (LIFE) Cancer Survivorship Program—an innovative personalized medicine project educating the next generation on how genomics is transforming healthcare.

Funds raised by MRW also support Arts 4 Health, an after-school art therapy program for children ages 12 to 18 on the North Shore with special mental health needs or other challenges adapting to a traditional learning environment. The series will utilize the modalities of art, music, dance, movement, drama and improvisation to spark and facilitate improvement of social, emotional, physical and cognitive functioning as they relate to health and wellbeing.

Join Us!

The 27th Annual Myra Rubenstein Weis Health Resource Center Luncheon will be held on Wednesday, May 15, 2024, at the Exmoor Country Club in Highland Park. The featured speaker will be Karen Kaul, MD, PhD.

Make reservations or purchase raffle tickets for the 2024 Luncheon here

Make a donation or purchase Tribute Cards here

This year’s benefit honoree is Lakshmi Halasyamani, MD, Chief Clinical Officer for Endeavor Health
(pictured above). Dr. Halasyamani oversees the strategy and development of clinical quality and safety to ensure excellent patient outcomes and experiences. She promotes evidence-based medical care by guiding and overseeing clinical quality improvement and risk management initiatives. She also leads the system’s Health Equity Strategy to provide quality, consumer-centric care that improves patient accessibility and overall public health.

Dr. Halasyamani joined Endeavor Health in 2016 and has previously served as Chief Quality and Transformation Officer and Chief Medical Officer. Prior to Endeavor Health, she held a range of physician executive roles.

Dr. Halasyamani earned her medical degree with honors from Harvard Medical School. She completed her residency and chief residency in internal medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston.

Learn More and Get Involved

Myra Rubenstein Weis’ legacy lives on in so many ways within our community. If you would like to be more involved: