Saturday, July 27, 2024, 5:00pm – Midnight

Aon Grand Ballroom at Navy Pier
$175 General Admission / $300 VIP
(Includes premium seating & VIP concierge services)

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Goombay Bash Event

Fight Cancer with Basic Science Cancer Research
All proceeds go directly to the researchers dedicated to finding a cure for cancer at the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University, working internationally to find a cure. 

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Raise Your Hand. Support Basic Cancer Research. 
It's in your hands to inspire, to tell your story, to support basic science cancer research, and find a cure. Write the name of someone who
inspires you on your hand, take a picture and post on social media.

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Together we can make a difference.

Raise a Glass to Help Fight Cancer

Ordering a Goombay Smash at any of our participating
restaurants made a difference in the fight against cancer.

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Thank you! Comedy for Cancer was a Great Success

We had a great night on February 29, 2024
at Tivoli Theatre, Downers Grove, IL

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Cancer is Personal to Us! Is it Personal to You?

Cancer does not discriminate... it affects 1 in 3 people. We, at The H Foundation, are united by the common goal to make a difference in the fight against cancer. We commit our time and resources because cancer is personal to each of us.

The Goombay Bash is one of Chicago's largest and liveliest cancer research fundraising events. But it's not just your typical fundraiser... it's a Caribbean-themed festival to find a cure for cancer. Leave your tuxes and high heels at home! It's time for Hawaiian shirts and leis!

Since 2001, The H Foundation has raised over $12 million donating nearly every dollar raised to the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University. These funds are used as seed money for basic science cancer research projects to help them compete for additional government or private funding. As a result, our donations have been leveraged into over $250 million of research dollars towards finding a cure.

Together We Can Make a Difference!

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Join Us In the Fight Against Cancer

How you can help

1. Sponsor

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  • General Sponsorships begin at $500
  • Premium Event Sponsorships begin at $25,000
  • Become a sustaining sponsor for the next 3 years
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  • Feature your company at the Goombay Bash
  • Opportunities range from $1,000 - $5,000

2. Donate

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  • Cash donations are tax-deductible
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  • Help us build over 300 auction packages & raffle prizes
Donate Wine »
  • To the Community Wine Cellar live auction package

3. Purchase

Goombay Bash Event Tickets »
  • 2024 Tickets Now Available!
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  • $50 for the chance to win $10,000
Memorial Palm Tree for $25.00 »
  • In honor of a loved one affected by cancer
June 6, 2024
Bill Gildin to Receive Rick Wiedemer Guiding Light Award at 22nd Goombay Bash
Bill Gildin to Receive The H Foundation’s Rick Wiedemer Guiding Light Award at 22nd Annual Goombay BashSATCO Products, Inc. President to be honored for long-standing support at July 22 fundraising event for basic science cancer research. The H Foundation has announced that the recipient of the 2024 Rick Wiedemer Guiding Light Award… Read More
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