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Posted March 30, 2017

16th Annual Goombay Bash

Posted July 28, 2016

16th Annual Goombay Bash – A Caribbean Festival to Find a Cure for Cancer!

Saturday, July 16, 2016 – Navy Pier's Grand Ballroom in Chicago, IL

  • Celebrity Emcee: Ryan Baker, CBS 2 Chicago's Lead Sports Anchor
  •  Celebrity Guests: Dan Hampton (#99), Jay Hilgenberg (#63), and Steve McMichael (#76) 

More event photos can be found in our Facebook page.



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15th Annual Goombay Bash

Posted July 21, 2015

15th Annual Goombay Bash – A Caribbean Festival to Find a Cure for Cancer!

Saturday, July 18, 2015 – Navy Pier's Grand Ballroom in Chicago, IL

With Honorary Board Members:

  • Celebrity Emcee: LaRoyce Hawkins, Actor: NBC's Chicago PD
  • George Wendt, Actor: Cheers
  • Kendall & Wendy Gill, Sports Analyst, Former NBA Player and Carole Robertson Center for Learning
  • Rob & Stacy Johnson, News Anchor: CBS 2
  • Jim Peterik, Grammy Award-Winning Musician: Ides Of March & Survivor
  • Leonidas C. Platanias, MD, PhD, Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University


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14th Annual Goombay Bash

Posted July 14, 2014

14th Annual Goombay Bash – A Caribbean Festival to Find a Cure for Cancer!

Saturday, July 12, 2014 – Navy Pier's Grand Ballroom in Chicago, IL

With Celebrity Guests:

  • Kyle Long, Chicago Bears #75
  • George Wendt, Actor
  • Ryan Baker, CBS 2 Sports Anchor
  • Steve Bardo, Sports Analyst and Former NBA Player
  • LaRoyce Hawkins, Actor
  • David Bass, Chicago Bears #91
  • Miranda Fenzau, Miss Illinois Teen USA 2014


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Goombay Bash 2014 Special Guest Kyle Long, Chicago Bears #75

Posted July 13, 2014

We were so happy to have Kyle Long at the 14th Annual Goombay Bash! Thanks for joining our fight against cancer and for supporting our belief that "Together, we are making a difference!"

To download your favorite photo, visit:

http://tinyurl.com/GoombayKyleLong



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Welcome to the 14th Annual Goombay Bash

Posted July 13, 2014

Guests of the 14th Annual Goombay Bash were all smiles as they entered Navy Pier's Grand Ballroom to raise money for basic science cancer research. GOOMBAY!



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13th Annual Goombay Bash

Posted August 3, 2013
13th Annual Goombay Bash – A Caribbean Festival to Find a Cure for Cancer!
Saturday, August 3, 2013 at the Grand Ballroom at Navy Pier, Chicago, IL

With Celebrity Guests:
  • Jimmy “Buckets” Butler, #21 Chicago Bulls
  • George Wendt, Actor best known for playing Norm Peterson on the hit television series “Cheers”
  • Dr. Steven Rosen, Director, Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University
  • Rob Johnson, CBS 2 Chicago and his wife Stacy
  • Kendall Gill, Former Chicago Bull, Comcast Sports Analyst and his wife Wendy
  • Bill Cartwright, Former NBA Player and five-time NBA Champion
  • Alex Brown, Former Chicago Bear
  • Desmond Clark, Former Chicago Bear
  • Adrian Peterson, Former Chicago Bear and prestigious Walter Payton award winner
  • Ron Kittle, Former MLB Player and Chicago White Sox left fielder
  • Ashley Bond, Miss Illinois 2009 and Luv A Bull


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12th Annual Goombay Bash

Posted August 11, 2012
12th Annual Goombay Bash – A Caribbean Festival to Find a Cure for Cancer!
Saturday, August 11, 2012 at the Grand Ballroom at Navy Pier, Chicago, IL

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January 10, 2017
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This is the final letter in a series about how Cancer is Personal. This one is from Sheila Walsh, a member of The H Foundation Advisory Board who is currently fighting stage 4 metastatic bladder cancer. New year. New opportunity. New hope. Even if you have cancer. And because of… Read More
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