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Bill Gildin to Receive Rick Wiedemer Guiding Light Award at 22nd Goombay Bash

Posted June 6, 2024
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 will be Bill Gildin, President of SATCO Products, Inc. The award will be presented at the July 27 Goombay Bash, an annual fundraiser at the …

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Announcing the 2024 Goombay Bash Celebrity Guest of Honor: David Spade

Posted May 30, 2024
DAVID SPADEAmerican Comedian & Actor David Spade became a household favorite during his tenure as a cast member on NBC’s Saturday Night Live. For his memorable role as Dennis Finch, the wise-cracking, power-hungry assistant on Just Shoot Me, Spade received Emmy Award, Golden Globe, and American Comedy Award nominations in 1999. He continues to be a box office draw, touring his stand-up shows nationwide. His most recent stand-up special “Nothing Personal” debuted on Netflix. Currently, Spade …

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Meet Craig Cunningham, our Goombay Bash 2024 Honorary Chair!

Posted April 11, 2024
Meet Craig Cunningham, our Goombay Bash 2024 Honorary Chair!We are honored to welcome Craig Cunningham, COO of the Autobahn Country Club, as our 22nd Annual Goombay Bash Honorary Chair.The importance of having a closely-knit family was a value instilled in Craig’s life from the very beginning by his parents Bill and Carol Cunningham. Craig, his sister Dawn, and brother Todd were blessed with having very close relationships with their grandparents, and many aunts, uncles, cousins …

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Krema Coffee Joins The H Foundation in the Mission to Kick Cancer

Posted August 7, 2023
Krema has teamed up with The H Foundation to help support cancer research. The proceeds from each bag will go directly to The H Foundation.Krema Coffee House has joined forces with the H Foundation to help support basic cancer science research. A premium coffee roasting company in Plainfield, IL, Krema Coffee proudly introduces their Krema Kicks Cancer blend. The proceeds from each bag will go directly to The H Foundation.Since 2017, Krema Coffee has been …

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Skylar Wald Let’s Beat Cancer Fundraiser Promoted by WAC Lighting

Posted August 2, 2023
WAC Lighting Co-CEOs Dirk and Shelley Wald are asking the lighting and design community to support the Skylar Wald Let’s Beat Cancer Fundraiser.In 2014, Skylar was diagnosed with neuroblastoma. At first, the pediatrician thought she had pneumonia. “She was having such a hard time breathing when they discovered a massive orange-sized tumor on her chest x-ray,” explained Shelley. “It had grown so large it pushed her little heart below the ribcage and left her millimeters …

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The H Foundation is Thrilled to Announce a Collaboration with Noon Whistle Brewing Company!

Posted July 21, 2023
For the first time ever, the H Foundation has collaborated with Noon Whistle Brewing to craft a unique beer – Crafting for Cancer. The 16 oz. cans will be available at the 21st Annual Goombay Bash, at various restaurants participating in the H Foundation’s Sip. Smash. Cure. event, and at both Noon Whistle locations in Naperville and Lombard.Crafting For Cancer is a Hazy IPA with Mango and Guava - 6.2% ABVGrowing up, Brewmaster Paul Kreiner …

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Shelley and Dirk Wald to Receive Rick Wiedemer Guiding Light Award at 21st Goombay Bash

Posted June 14, 2023
WAC Lighting executives to be honored for long-standing support at the 21st Annual Goombay Bash on July 22, 2023.The H Foundation has announced that the recipients of the 2023 Rick Wiedemer Guiding Light Award will be WAC Lighting Co-CEO Dirk Wald and President and Co-CEO Shelley Wald. The award will be presented at the July 22 Goombay Bash, an annual fundraiser at the Grand Ballroom on Chicago’s Navy Pier benefiting basic science cancer research at …

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Terry Bradshaw Named 2023 Goombay Bash Guest of Honor

Posted May 26, 2023
The H Foundation & The Annual Goombay Bash Celebrates 21 Years Fueling Cancer Research!We're very excited to announce this year's Goombay Bash Celebrity Guest of Honor, Terry Bradshaw!For more than two decades, The H Foundation has donated crucial funding to the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University. Their support is specifically earmarked for basic science research—the fundamental laboratory studies that lead to new scientific knowledge and ultimately fuel ideas for better therapies …

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Get Involved and Share the Goombay Spirit!

Posted April 26, 2022
Be a part of the 20th Annual Goombay Bash Presented by Becknell IndustrialThis will be a SELL OUT event, don’t wait to get involved today! Celebrity guests, Caribbean cocktails, raffles and more! Help make this the best Goombay Bash yet by sponsoring the event, purchasing raffle tickets, donating an item to our auction or by purchasing tickets and attending the event. We can't wait to see you on July 23, 2022!Purchase Tickets Be a Goombay Sponsor Feature …

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Goombay Bash 2022 Presenting Sponsor

Posted April 25, 2022
Becknell Industrial Led by owners who built the business on long-term relationships and a full-service real estate approach for industrial clients across the country, read more about how Becknell Industrial got started and meet our talented team.Becknell Industrial specializes in the development, investment and management of industrial properties across the United States. The company currently owns interests in 193 properties totaling more than 34 million square feet.  Vertically integrated, Becknell is responsible for every aspect of …

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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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