Over 250 People Attended the Barnes Foundation Fundraiser to Benefit Cancer Care at Silver Cross Hospital
The Barnes Foundation was pleased to host its fourth annual signature fundraising event, "Cocktails for a Cause," in which event proceeds benefited cancer care at Silver Cross Hospital in New Lenox. Over 250 people attended this worthwhile cause that raised $25,000 to help fund cancer services at Silver Cross Hospital on September 28 at CD & Me in Frankfort.
"The Barnes Foundation is passionate about supporting the new Comprehensive Cancer Center," said Barnes Foundation President Amy Gollan. "This facility will be able to connect people right in our own community with cutting-edge technology and treatment that is typically only available in a big city. Having witnessed a close family member’s battle with cancer, I know how grueling and stressful traveling to receive treatments can be. This new state-of-the-art center will make cancer treatment an easier and more positive experience."
"We are grateful for the support of the Barnes Foundation. Their generosity in creating
"Cocktails for a Cause" will help us provide the best possible care to our patients battling
cancer. We thank the Barnes family and all who attended this wonderful event,"
said Larry Johnson, Vice President, Silver Cross Foundation.
"Cocktails for a Cause" was held at CD & Me in Frankfort and included cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, live music, a DJ, a $1,000 raffle, and a silent auction.
About the Barnes Foundation
The Barnes Foundation was created by Terry Barnes, founder and president of Professional Medical Inc. He started the foundation as a way of giving back to the community which was so good to his long standing business founded in 1968.
The Barnes Foundation serves as a dedicated activist to the health and vitality of all communities and is continuously pursuing new ways in which to make an apparent difference. The Barnes Foundation supports a wide array of projects which clearly improve lives and promote change. 100% of every donation is given back to the programs we support. For more information, visit www.barnes-foundation.org.
About the University of Chicago Comprehensive Cancer Center at Silver Cross Hospital
The University of Chicago Medicine and Silver Cross Hospital’s $21.6 million outpatient cancer treatment center located at I-355 and Route 6 (1850 Silver Cross Blvd.) in New Lenox opened its doors on June 25, 2012. The 20,000-square-foot University of Chicago Comprehensive Cancer Center at Silver Cross Hospital brings University of Chicago academic specialists and their advanced and investigational therapies into a community-hospital setting. The new facility provides state-of-the-art chemotherapy and radiation therapy, as well as access to hundreds of clinical trials. It also offers a brand new TruBeam new-generation linear accelerator system, which delivers precisely targeted radiation therapy to provide the best results. In addition, other services provided at the Comprehensive Cancer Center include cancer support services, hormonal therapy, immunotherapy, infusion services, and preventative screenings. The University of Chicago Comprehensive Cancer Center maintains more active clinical trials for the treatment of cancer than any other program in Illinois. To schedule an appointment, call 1-855-UCM-1400. For more information about the new University of Chicago Comprehensive Cancer Center at Silver Cross Hospital, visit www.ucmcancer-sch.org.