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Announcing Our Presenting Sponsor

Posted March 23, 2016
The H Foundation is proud to announce Cadillac of Naperville as the Presenting Sponsor of our upcoming 16th Annual Goombay Bash!Frank Laskaris, President/CEO, and Jeff Holthaus, Executive Manager, of Cadillac of Naperville are the Goombay Bash 2016 Chair and Co-Chair, respectively. This announcement is even more special due to Frank’s personal connection to cancer. In July of 2015, Frank was given the devastating news about his brother, Tony, being diagnosed with cancer. With the help of The …

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LaRoyce Hawkins' Announcement

Posted July 21, 2015
Celebrity guest LaRoyce Hawkins leads Goombay guests in one last GOOMBAY! LaRoyce announced the total dollars raised at the 15th Annual Goombay Bash. All proceeds will support basic cancer research at the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center. Your browser does not support the video tag. …

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Meet Our Celebrity Guest Host

Posted July 7, 2015
Each year, we’re honored to welcome celebrity guests to the Goombay Bash. We’re always impressed and grateful for their dedication to The H Foundation and our fight to cure cancer. This year, for our 15th Annual Goombay Bash, we’re pleased to welcome LaRoyce Hawkins as our special guest host! Hailing from south suburban Harvey and recently chosen as one of the city’s most eligible singles by Chicago Magazine, LaRoyce stars as Detective Kevin Atwater on NBC's hit …

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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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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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Goombay Bash – 14 years of Raising Funds for Crucial Basic Science Cancer Research

Posted August 13, 2014
View Original Article Here: http://www.feinberg.northwestern.edu/giving/stories/future/goombay-bash-2014.html Members of the H Foundation Board More than 900 supporters came out to Chicago’s Navy Pier to celebrate the 14th Annual Goombay Bash—a Caribbean festival to find a cure for cancer. This signature event is hosted each year by The H Foundation, a self-proclaimed "group of friends determined to make a difference" with all proceeds benefiting basic science research at the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University. This year's event …

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March 23, 2016
Announcing Our Presenting Sponsor
The H Foundation is proud to announce Cadillac of Naperville as the Presenting Sponsor of our upcoming 16th Annual Goombay Bash!Frank Laskaris, President/CEO, and Jeff Holthaus, Executive Manager, of Cadillac of Naperville are the Goombay Bash 2016 Chair and Co-Chair, respectively. This announcement is even more special due to Frank’s personal… Read More
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