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You CAN'T Miss This Auction!

Posted July 1, 2015
We are proud to offer some incredible auction packages created by our ever-generous donors. Between the Silent and Live Auctions, there will be more than 200 things on which you can bid. The items are unbelievable -- from one-of-a-kind experiences to trips, there's certainly going to be something you must have! So grab a few friends to go in with and bid to your hearts' content! You won't want to miss this event.Here are some …

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15 For 15

Posted June 28, 2015
This year is a monumental achievement for The H Foundation and the Goombay Bash. This year marks the 15th Annual Goombay Bash!Over the past 15 years, we've raised more than $6 million for basic science cancer research, which has lead to discoveries that received millions more in grants and funding. We're still fighting against cancer and working hard for a cure -- that's why the opportunity to have fun at the Goombay Bash is so …

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15 Reasons Not to Miss the 15th Annual Goombay Bash

Posted June 25, 2015
If you're looking for a reason to attend the 15th Annual Goombay Bash, we can give you more than one -- here's 15! Cancer is personal. Join us in finding a cure.1 out of 3 people are affected by cancer.We have raised nearly $6 million in 15 years, but there is still much work to be done.Our donations are funding cancer breakthroughs and pioneering research.We all know someone affected by cancer.The Goombay Bash is one of …

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15 Ways to Support the Goombay Bash

Posted June 5, 2015
There are so many ways to join our fight against cancer. Here are 15 ways to support the Goombay Bash. Join us at the Goombay BashBecome a Corporate SponsorDonate Auction ItemsBuy a Grand Raffle TicketSign Up for an Event Night Marketing OpportunityBring a New Guest to the EventMake a Tax-Deductible Cash DonationPurchase a Memorial Palm TreeDonate Wine to the Community Wine CellarVolunteer at the EventBuy a Goombay Bash License PlateLike us on Facebook and Follow us …

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Grand Raffle Tickets Are Now On Sale!

Posted May 28, 2015
 You Could Win $10,000!Goombay Bash Grand Raffle Tickets Are Now On Sale!Feeling lucky? Buy your Grand Raffle tickets today! It’s just $50 for the chance to win $10,000. Only 1,000 will be sold and they are going fast! …

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We Buy Microscopes, Not Office Furniture

Posted May 27, 2015
Unlike some charities that use donations to fund office upgrades, The H Foundation supports basic science cancer research that results in multi-million dollar grants, enabling even more groundbreaking work to be done. Unlike some charities that dwell on the sadness and pain surrounding cancer, we celebrate the memories of our loved ones who we have lost to cancer, those who are currently fighting and those who have survived the battle. The H Foundation hosts Chicago's largest and …

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A message from George Wendt

Posted April 15, 2015
Actor George Wendt discusses why cancer is personal to him. Everyone's life has been touched by cancer regardless of your fame or fortune. George's older sister is a breast cancer survivor and his good friend is fighting-the-fight against cancer now. Join the Lurie Cancer Center and The H Foundation in the fight against cancer. Come to the 15th Annual Goombay Bash on Saturday, July 18, 2015 at Chicago's Navy Pier. It's a great time for a …

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Dr. Leon Platanias Appointed Director of Lurie Cancer Center

Posted October 1, 2014
Congratulations Dr. Platanias on being appointed Director of the Lurie Cancer Center! We look forward to increased collaboration and continued collective success! Goombay! Watch Dr. Platanias discuss why cancer is personal to him and the importance of The H Foundation’s support of basic science at the Lurie Cancer Center: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xn5h0KfJmUU Read more about Dr. Platanias and his accomplishments: http://cancer.northwestern.edu/news/platanias_newdirector?mkt_tok=3RkMMJWWfF9wsRomrfCcI63Em2iQPJWpsrB0B%2FDC18kX3RUtJL%2Bffkz6htBZF5s8TM3DVVdCXqpO7kEKS7U%3D …

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In Memory of Debbie Fiedler

Posted August 25, 2014
It is with a very heavy heart we share the news that Debbie Fiedler, a longtime member of the Hortons family and H Foundation supporter and volunteer, lost her battle with cancer over the weekend. We will forever treasure her warm, caring, genuine, professional, and fun way of approaching both the workplace and life. We hope the courage and strength she showed during her battle with lung cancer will inspire each of us! Following please …

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Golfers Wanted! Tee Off Fore a Cure 2014

Posted August 14, 2014
 Sunday, October 5, 2014Village Greens of Woodridge 10am Registration  •  11am Shotgun Start4:30pm Oktoberfest DinnerJoin us for a day of golf & Oktoberfest dinner to support cancer research!All proceeds benefit The H Foundation and the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University. Registration and Sponsorship Opportunities Available Here:https://hfoundation.ejoinme.org/TeeOff2014 $125 Golf & Dinner Package:  golf and cart, lunch, Oktoberfest dinner, 3-hour open bar (beer, wine, & soda), ticket for cash raffle, and certificatefor a future round of golf$50 Dinner-Only Package: Oktoberfest dinner & …

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You CAN'T Miss This Auction!
We are proud to offer some incredible auction packages created by our ever-generous donors. Between the Silent and Live Auctions, there will be more than 200 things on which you can bid. The items are unbelievable -- from one-of-a-kind experiences to trips, there's certainly going to be something you mustRead More
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