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Help End Alzheimer’s: Join the Walk

2014 Walk to End Alzheimer’s

Unite in a movement to reclaim the future for millions. Join a team for the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s®, the nation’s largest event to raise awareness and funds to fight Alzheimer’s disease. Together, we can advance research to treat and prevent Alzheimer’s, and provide programs and support to improve the lives of millions of affected Americans.

I personally have lost too many loved ones to this debilitating disease. Join me by finding a walk in your city or state!

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Auxiliary at NorthShore Highland Park Hospital Raises $75K for Cancer

Be Part of the Cure Summer Party Raises $75,000 for Auxiliary’s Fundraising Campaign

The Auxiliary of NorthShore University HealthSystem (NorthShore) Highland Park Hospital welcomed more than 215 members, friends and supporters for the organization’s second annual summer soiree, Be Part of the CURE. Guests gathered at the Culinary Innovation Center of Highland Baking Co. for the fundraising fete on Friday, July 18. The industrial space was transformed for the event with lush floral arrangements and exceptional décor designed by M&M Special Events. Throughout the evening, guests enjoyed craft cocktails and decadent fare, courtesy of Highland Baking Co. and Aramark. An on-site caricature artist, sensational silent auction, and music by Mobile Music added to the festivities of Be Part of the CURE. (more)

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Be Part of the Cure Summer Party

The Auxiliary of NorthShore University HealthSystem at Highland Park Hospital invites you to its Be Part of the Cure Summer Party benefiting Kellogg Cancer Care at Highland Park Hospital.  Friday, July 18th from 7:00 to 10:00pm at Culinary Innovation Center at Highland Baking Co. 2301 Shermer Rd, Northbrook, IL.  Cocktail buffet, DJ, Cash Raffle and complimentary valet parking.  Tickets are $100.00 at http://foundation.northshore.org/bpotc. Kellogg Cancer Center offers a patient-centered approach. Their goal is to provide a caring, safe and supportive atmosphere for patients and their loved ones.BePartofCure

 

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Sheridan Road Magazine Highlights Key To The Cure Benefit

Key To The Cure

The Occasion: Friends of The Auxiliary of NorthShore University
HealthSystem at Highland Park Hospital cocktailed for a cause
during the Key to the Cure opening reception, which kicked off an
entire weekend of shopping at Saks Fifth Avenue to raise funds and
awareness for women’s cancers…CLICK KEY TO THE CURE HEADLINE FOR FULL STORY,

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Highlights from Annual Luncheon of The Auxiliary at Highland Park Hospital

The Auxiliary of NorthShore University HealthSystem at Highland Park Hospital Honors Longtime Community Leaders at Annual Luncheon

Posted by NorthShore University HealthSystem Foundation December 11, 2012

 

Members and friends of The Auxiliary of NorthShore University HealthSystem (NorthShore) at Highland Park Hospital gathered at Green Acres Country Club on Thursday, November 8 for a luncheon to celebrate the successes of the organization’s past year and those who have made it possible. The luncheon kicked off with boutique shopping from a distinguished group of luxury retailers and artisans. Wonderful wares, including jewelry, scarves and décor, were offered at the boutique which donated a percentage of its sales to The Auxiliary of NorthShore at Highland Park Hospital.

After shopping, guests had an opportunity to hear about the organization’s fundraising successes of the past year from outgoing Auxiliary president, Abbe Silverberg Sparks. To ensure the community always has access to outstanding care and comprehensive services, The Auxiliary titled this year’s Annual Appeal, “There’s No Place Like Home…For World-Class Healthcare.” The fundraising initiative was dedicated to supporting a plethora of healthcare programs and services at NorthShore Highland Park Hospital, including Kellogg Cancer Center, Primary Stroke Center, Emergency Services, Women’s Health, Cardiovascular Services, Neurological Institute, Advanced Imaging, Diabetes Care, Be Well-Lake County and more. At the luncheon, Abbe proudly announced that the organization had culminated a mutli-year commintemt with this year’s Annual Appeal, raising $865,000 to further the excellence at NorthShore Highland Park Hospital. Murray Ancell, president of NorthShore Foundation, attended the luncheon to personally thank The Auxiliary for their continued support and to accept the generous contribution.

The Auxiliary also honored four of its longtime members for their steadfast commitment to the 91 year old organization and its mission. Throughout their tenure as Auxiliary members, Marilyn Winter, Marjorie Barron, Joanna Brofman and Hortense Coplan, have worked tirelessly to support NorthShore Highland Park Hospital and the communities it serves. At the luncheon, fellow members and supporters of The Auxiliary of NorthShore at Highland Park Hospital applauded these local leaders for their generosity and dedication to the organization.

For more information about The Auxiliary of NorthShore at Highland Park Hospital or to inquire about becoming a member, please call             (847) 926-5003      , e-mail hpaux@northshore.org  or visitnorthshore.org/auxiliary.

The Auxiliary of NorthShore University HealthSystem (NorthShore) at Highland Park Hospital is a volunteer organization that raises funds for and provides services to NorthShore Highland Park Hospital. It also promotes awareness of the Hospital’s programs within the community.

About NorthShore University HealthSystem

Headquartered in Evanston, Illinois, NorthShore University HealthSystem (NorthShore) is a comprehensive, fully integrated, healthcare delivery system that serves the Chicago region. The system includes four hospitals in Evanston, Glenview, Highland Park and Skokie. NorthShore employs approximately 10,000 and has 2,400 affiliated physicians, including an 800+ physician, multispecialty group practice with over 100 office locations. Further, NorthShore supports teaching and research as the principal teaching affiliate for the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine.

The NorthShore Research Institute focuses on clinical and translational research, including leadership in clinical trials and medical informatics. The NorthShore University HealthSystem Foundation is the primary philanthropic entity of NorthShore. The Foundation raises charitable contributions and engages volunteer friends in support of NorthShore’s ongoing mission to preserve and improve human life.

NorthShore has significant capabilities in a wide spectrum of clinical programs, including Kellogg Cancer Center, NorthShore Neurological Institute, cardiovascular care, orthopaedics, high-risk maternity and pediatrics. NorthShore is a Magnet recognized organization, the first in Illinois designated as a system to receive this prestigious honor that demonstrates excellence in nursing and high standards in patient care. NorthShore is a national leader in the implementation of innovative technologies, including electronic medical records (EMR). In 2003, NorthShore was among the first in the country to successfully launch a system-wide EMR with demonstrable benefits in quality, safety, efficiency and service to patients. NorthShore has been recognized by multiple national organizations for this notable achievement.

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Philanthropically Speaking…George Lucas to Become One of the Biggest Givers

Donating Star Wars Billions Will Make George Lucas One Of The Biggest Givers Ever

George Lucas introduced the world to Star Wars back in 1977, and he profited handsomely from it. Now, after selling the mega-franchise to Disney for $4.05 billion, Lucas is preparing to give back in a big way.

In a statement released to The Hollywood Reporter, a Lucasfilm spokesperson said that once the sale is final, the Hollywood billionaire will donate most of the haul to charity: ”George Lucas has expressed his intention, in the event the deal closes, to donate the majority of the proceeds to his philanthropic endeavors.”

The move isn’t a complete surprise (although the sale may have been). Lucas signed on to Bill Gates and Warren Buffett‘s Giving Pledge back in July of 2010, promising to give at least half of his wealth away by the time of his death.

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Thoughtfully Fashionable Gifts That Transform Lives at Home and Abroad in One Click!

Thoughtfully Fashionable Gifts That Transform Lives at Home and Abroad in One Click: ‘Tis the Season of Shopping for a Change!

San Mateo, California (PRWEB) October 31, 2012

This time of year, discriminating shoppers oftentimes find their search for personal gifts to be daunting and overwhelming. Gift givers spend hours on end looking for items that have personal meaning for their loved ones, friends, business associates and the like. To help shoppers’ ease their gift decision angst, an upstart web-based shopping site offers an ideal solution for thoughtful and fashionable gifts that simultaneously transform lives abroad and at home in the United States. At Shopping for a Change® (SFAC), consumers can find beautiful fair trade jewelry, accessories and home décor handmade by artisans in impoverished countries that look good, feel good and do good all in one click of the mouse. Impacting change around the world, the 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization serves as a portal for artisans in impoverished countries to sell their fair trade handmade products, while helping their communities, their families and U.S. nonprofit organizations. Net proceeds are split equally between funding an annual community improvement project abroad in the areas of education, health and clean water and aiding a U.S.-based nonprofit organization of the web shopper’s choosing from SFAC’s partner list.

Trending with Celebrities and Bloggers

Trendhunter Magazine featured Shopping for a Change in its August 15, 2012 blog “Ethical Artisan-Empowering Organizations” and, the organization, which qualified to be on the Great Nonprofits 2012 list for Social Justice is expected to make that list on November 15th.

The handmade products showcased on the internet shopping site are in hot demand, too, and are on the radar of many celebrities and bloggers: Gayle King, Deidre Hall, Brook Shields and Maya Rudolph are all sporting jewelry from the Andean Collection. Actresses Goldie Hawn and Meryl Streep are two of many celebs sporting bracelets from Same Sky, another featured collection on SFAC. And, SFAC’s artisan groups’ crafts have been featured in popular magazines including: People and O Magazine.

“Seeing all the beauty of that country coupled with the despair and hardship made me realize how, if it wasn’t for an accident of birth” it could have been me,” – Stacey Horowitz, Founder of Shopping For a Change

The Woman Behind The Change

The unique upstart digital business platform/model is the brainchild of San Mateo’s Stacey Horowitz, who developed Shopping for a Change after having an epiphany while anticipating her upcoming 50th birthday. Contemplating how she was going to leave this world a better place than when she arrived, three key events during her 50th year were instrumental game changers in her life that would turn her contemplation into action, benefiting the life of others around the globe. A middle school philanthropic project, a trip to Galapagos Islands and Peru, and the realization of “seeing all the beauty of that country coupled with the despair and hardship made me realize how, if it wasn’t for an accident of birth” it could have been me,” says Horowitz.

A year and a half later, Shopping for a Change was born with the motto: empowering others, transforming lives®. Launching its website in September 2010, SFAC serves as a digital community where artisans, consumers and charitable organizations have a symbiotic relationship following fair trade principles. Doing good, feeling good and looking good in one fell swoop, this web-based site should be on everyone’s shopping list!

Shopping for a Change® (SFAC) empowering others, transforming lives® is a web-based 501(c)(3) non-profit organization where artisans (predominantly women) from developing countries, sell their handmade creations enabling them to earn a sustainable income and lift themselves from poverty. The net proceeds subsidize community improvement projects abroad as well as help fund select U.S.-based non-profit organizations of the web shopper’s choosing from SFAC’s partner list.

Ethical Fashion for Today’s Consumer
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Key to the Cure

The Auxiliary at NorthShore Highland Park Hospital & Saks Fifth Avenue Present

Key to the Cure

October 18, 2012
5pm – 8pm

Cocktail Reception – Silent Auction – Raffle $500 cash prize

Suggested Donation: $25

Saks Fifth Avenue – 1849 Green Bay Road – Highland Park

RSVP, make a donation or buy raffle tickets: http://northshore.org/kttc 847.926.5003

Complimentary underground parking

All proceeds from this event benefit Kellogg Cancer Center at Highland Park Hospital

 

 

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The Auxiliary at NorthShore Highland Park Hospital & Saks Fifth Avenue’s annual Key to the Cure

The Auxiliary at NorthShore Highland Park Hospital & Saks Fifth Avenue present the annual Key to the Cure event on Thursday, October 18 from 5pm – 8pm.

Cocktails Reception, Silent Auction
Suggested donation: $25
Raffle: $500 cash prize

Saks Fifth Avenue – 1849 Green Bay Road – Highland Park

To R.S.V.P., make a donation or buy raffle tickets: http://northshore.org/kttc or 312.926.5003

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DANCING WITH THE GIORDANO STARS

DANCING WITH THE GIORDANO STARS!

 Yes, it’s true.  Abbe Sparks has been selected as a contestant to compete in this year’s September 27th DANCING WITH THE GIORDANO STARS! at Chicago’s Park West.

Now in its seventh year, Dancing With The Giordano Stars pairs outstanding Chicagoans with a professional dancer from Giordano Dance Chicago to perform two dances in an unforgettable night of spirited ballroom competition! As a fundraising event, the evening’s objective is for us to dance our way into the hearts of friends, family and colleagues.

and help me reach my goal in raising funds to support the amazing performances and outreach programs of Giordano Dance Chicago.

Giordano Dance Chicago is known for its high-energy, high-impact artistry, with a promise to connect deeply to its audiences. Now entering its spectacular

50th Anniversary Season, the Company is recognized as a local, national and international cultural treasure, performing to cheering audiences worldwide. With several decades of success at creating innovative educational programs, GDC has built an outreach legacy that combines dance with a science and health curriculum and teaches over 300 classes per year in three under-served Chicago Public Schools.

 

Dancing With The Giordano Stars Partners: Media Dynamo Abbe Sparks & GIORDANO principal dancer Joshua Blake Carter