FUNDRAISER TO BE HELD VIRTUALLY SATURDAY OCTOBER 24
Friends of Prentice (FOP), a non-profit organization working in partnership with Northwestern Medicine Prentice Women’s Hospital to fund innovative and leading-edge research benefitting the lives of women, is hosting its 35th annual fundraising benefit, themed Still Together, At Home. Due to Covid-19, this is the first year that the gala will be held virtually on Saturday, October 24, 2020. Shifting the gala online is a shining example of how the non-profit is adapting to the current climate in order to still raise critical funds needed to award doctors and clinicians grants needed to continue their life saving research across all areas of women’s health.
Friends of Prentice is inviting Chicago's business, philanthropic leaders and anyone interested in a fun night in, to ‘come together’ virtually to honor the healthcare community while raising critical funds for medical research. The goal of this year’s gala is to raise $750,000 that will be awarded to physicians and clinicians at Prentice Women’s Hospital. The new virtual format will invite guests to sign up and receive a link to view a live event from the comfort of their own homes and “host” a virtual table while bidding on once in a lifetime auction items.
Since 1983, Friends of Prentice has raised over $20M and awarded grants to more than 100 researchers and clinical programs. FOP’s annual grants initiative has funded projects in the areas of Covid-19 research, gynecologic oncology, mental health, heart disease, disparities in access to care, diabetes, HIV, uterine and pelvic medicine, genetic biomarker research, home health care outreach and more. Funds raised during the Benefit go directly to research, education, and patient care programs at Prentice.
For information and tickets to Still Together, At Home, please visit www.friendsofprentice.org/events