January 2019 Scene & Seen
Night of Wonder Ball, hosted by Hinsdale Based Wellness House, raised $690,000 to support those living with cancer. The black-tie affair was held at Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry and welcomed 550 guests.
From left: Ben and Molly Bradley, Tracy Parker, Courtney and Sean McCarthy, Kris Parker, Julie Sutton, Dr. Megan Daly and Will Sutton, all of Hinsdale
Photo by Marcello Rodarte
Nearly 700 Guests attended THE BIG GIG: SWING, the Edward Foundation’s 28th annual gala, recently held at the Westin in Lombard. Attendees were greeted by Al Capone and a fan dancer (see photo at left), setting the mood for an evening of swing music as well as a live auction. The Foundation, a fund-raising arm of Edward-Elmhurst Health, will devote a portion of the $850,000 raised at the event to support the building of the Structural Heart Center and a new three-story medical office building at Edward Hospital in Naperville. Since it was established in 1990, the Edward Foundation has raised almost $50 million. Its mission is to support Edward Hospital’s community healthcare initiatives, invest in the most advanced diagnostic and treatment technology, recruit world-class medical professionals and deliver quality care to 1.7 million patients within the area it serves.
JACKSON CHANCE FOUNDATION’S 6TH ANNUAL PING PONG BALL attracted 550 guests and raised $375,000 to benefit families with critically ill infants. The fund allows free parking to families of children in the neonatal intensive care units at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital and Northwestern Prentice Women’s Hospital. The not-for-profit organization was founded by Carrie and Terry Meghie when their son Jackson Chance passed away after spending almost his entire life in the hospital. Local celebrities that joined in the fun included TV stars Taylor Kinney and Miranda Rae Mayo of “Chicago Fire” and Colin Donnell of “Chicago Med;”former Chicago Bears Charles “Peanut” Tillman, Matt Forte, Jerry Azumah, Israel Idonije and Otis Wilson; and former Chicago Bull Will Perdue.
SHARE’s 14th Annual “A Walk to Remember” drew more than 1,000 people to the Riverwalk Grand Pavilion in Naperville. SHARE is a support group funded by the Edward Foundation for those who have experienced miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, stillbirth or neonatal death.
LOVES & FISHES: On a Brisk October Day, 49 volunteers gathered the last of the harvest at the Ron Ory Community Garden plots in Naperville. Over 1,000 lbs of produce was donated to Loaves & Fishes Community Services, which provides food and support for people in need.