LUNGevity Foundation’s 2014 Fall Benefit, Ante Up For Hope – A Cure Is In The Cards, will take place on Saturday, November 8, 2014, at the Fields Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram dealership in Glenview, Illinois. The Benefit will raise support for lung cancer research that will save lives and offer new hope in treatment and survivorship.

The 2014 Fall Benefit brings the thrill and excitement of Las Vegas to Chicago with 23 casino games, a live band, and great food and drink. We begin the evening at 7:30 pm with cocktails and mouth-watering barbecue from Real Urban Barbecue. At 8:00 pm, we present the Kay Barmore Volunteer Award and the Melissa Lumberg Zagon Research Award. We follow that up with the Live Auction.

After the Live Auction, the doors to the LUNGevity Casino open! Each event ticket comes with $50 in complimentary casino play money. You can play blackjack, craps, roulette, or Texas Hold’em. At the end of the evening, turn your winnings into tickets to win fabulous prize packages with values ranging from $100 to $1,000. The more casino play money you have, the more chances you have to win the prize(s) of your choice!

LUNGevity Foundation requests your presence at the:

2014 Fall Benefit
ANTE UP FOR HOPE A CURE IS IN THE CARDS
Saturday, November 8, 2014

Fields Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram
2800 Patriot Blvd.
Glenview, IL 60026

Doors open at 7:30 pm; program begins at 8:00 pm
Ticket Price: $125

Complimentary Valet Parking
Dressy Casual Attire

Fall Benefit Advisory Committee
Sue Bersh, Jill Feldman, Cathie Levitt

Fall Benefit Steering Committee
Jen Baer
Ann Ownby Hicks
Dan Kliff
Sammi Kliff
Janice Scornavacco
Jory Zola

 

Fall Benefit Committee

Advisory Committee

Sue Bersh
Jill Feldman
Catherine Levitt

 

Steering Committee

Dan Kliff
Sammi Kliff
Ann Ownby Hicks, PhD
Janice Scornavacco
Jory Zola


Benefit Committee

Holly Aaronson
Jen Baer
Debra Baum
Jenny Beban
Lineta Burr
Traci & Edward Capp
Marcy Cohen
Lori Cooper
Ivy Elkins
Jason Feldman
Marla Gelfand
Dede Ginsberg
Caryn & Mark Goode
Matt Goode
Andrea & Billy Goodman
Sheryl Green
Joan Grossman
Mary Ellen Hand
Patti Helfand
Lorrie Levitz
Laurie Levy
Mark Levy
Tami Levy
Karyn Liss
Sherri & Eddie Lumberg
Lynn Miller




 

Wendy Orlowsky
Debby Padzensky
Brad Rose
Rachel Rose
Vicky Ross
Julie Schechtman
Judy Schraiber
Sharel Shindler
Carol & Howard Slater
Juli Slusky
Lisa Spathis
Lisa & Todd Strada
Jason Swanson
Marc Swerdlow
Marcy Swerdlow
Roz Topolski
Marilee Upton Spatz
Sam & Charlene Wexler
Glenn Zagon
Vicky & Phil Zagon

 

 

 

 

About Lung Cancer

  • Lung cancer is currently the leading cause of cancer death, affecting one in 14 Americans.
  • Anyone can develop lung cancer – 60% of diagnoses are in people who have never smoked or quit years earlier.
  • Twice as many women die from lung cancer as do from breast cancer and three times as many men die from lung cancer as compared with prostate cancer.
  • If caught early, the survival rate at five years is more than triple what it would otherwise be. 

About LUNGevity

LUNGevity is firmly committed to making an immediate impact on quality-of-life and survivorship of people with lung cancer by accelerating research into early detection and more effective treatments. LUNGevity provides community, support and education to all those affected by the disease.

In order to accomplish our mission, LUNGevity funds the most promising research into the early detection and successful treatment of lung cancer. LUNGevity also supports the largest national grassroots lung cancer network, as well as the largest online support community for those affected by lung cancer.


LUNGevity Logo

Support the Benefit

Thank you for your interest in supporting LUNGevity's 2014 Fall Benefit, Ante Up For Hope – A Cure Is In The Cards. There are many ways to contribute:

Purchase Tickets

Become a Sponsor

Purchase a Program Ad

  • Show your support for LUNGevity by purchasing a program ad.
    Please print the form and return by mail or fax to LUNGevity Foundation.

Donate to the Melissa Lumberg Zagon Research Award

  • Help change the face of lung cancer by making a donation to LUNGevity Foundation. Please print the form and return by mail or fax to LUNGevity Foundation. Click here to see past winners.

“The funds for lung cancer research are relatively small today, and the burden on the healthcare system is huge. LUNGevity is really coming at the perfect time to try to address a tremendous need and further research that is impactful.”

Pierre P. Massion MD
Associate Professor of Medicine and Cancer Biology
Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center
Chairman, Scientific Advisory Board, LUNGevity Foundation


Sponsors

 

Title Sponsors
Astellas USA Foundation

Casino Sponsors
Sidley Austin LLP
Marian & Edward Saltzberg Foundation

All-In Sponsors

High Roller Sponsors
Jones Day
Marlene & Michael Aufrecht Charitable Foundation

 

 

Jackpot Sponsors
Kaye Scholer LLP
Littler Mendelson, P.C.
Midway Wholesalers
PPL Group LLC
Relax The Back Corporation

Card Shark Sponsors
Eileen and Marc Swerdlow
Personnel Staffing Group, LLC
Ron's Staffing Services, Inc.
Vedder Price P.C.
Workforce, LLC

Friends
Larry and Holly Aaronson
Michelle and Jimmy Seidenberg


 

Sponsorship Opportunities

Title - $25,000

  • Recognition as a title sponsor of the Fall Benefit
  • Twelve tickets for the event
  • Full-page premium ad in the Fall Benefit program book
  • Logo and link on Fall Benefit website and LUNGevity website
  • Name and logo to be displayed on Fall Benefit invitations and materials
  • Special recognition during the presentation
  • Corporate name to be highlighted in social media and press releases distributed to key news outlets
  • $24,400 deductible

Casino - $15,000

  • Recognition as a premier sponsor of the Fall Benefit
  • Ten tickets for the event
  • Full-page ad in the Fall Benefit program book
  • Full Casino Sponsorship with your name and logo
  • Logo and link on Fall Benefit website
  • Name and logo to be displayed on Fall Benefit invitations and materials
  • Special recognition during the presentation
  • Corporate name to be highlighted in social media and press releases distributed to key news outlets
  • $14,500 deductible

All-In - $10,000

  • Recognition as a lead sponsor of the Fall Benefit
  • Eight tickets for the event
  • Full-page ad in the Fall Benefit program book
  • Casino Pit Sponsorship with your name and logo
  • Logo and link on Fall Benefit website
  • Name and logo to be displayed on Fall Benefit invitations and materials
  • Special recognition during the presentation
  • Corporate name to be highlighted in social media and press releases distributed to key news outlets
  • $9,600 deductible

High Roller - $5,000

  • Six tickets for the event
  • Half-page ad in the Fall Benefit program book
  • One casino table with your name and logo
  • Logo and link on Fall Benefit website
  • Name and logo to be displayed on Fall Benefit invitations and materials
  • Acknowledgment during the presentation
  • Corporate name to be highlighted in social media and press releases distributed to key news outlets
  • $4,700 deductible

Sponsorship Opportunities (Cont'd)

Jackpot - $2,500

  • Four tickets for the event
  • Half-page ad in the Fall Benefit program book
  • One casino table with your name and logo
  • Logo and link on Fall Benefit website
  • Name and logo to be displayed on Fall Benefit invitations and materials
  • Corporate name to be highlighted in social media and press releases distributed to key news outlets
  • $2,300 deductible

Card Shark - $1,000

  • Two tickets for the event
  • Quarter-page ad in the Fall Benefit program book
  • $900 deductible

Friend - $600

Available only to individuals; company sponsorships begin at the Card Shark Sponsorship Level

  • Two tickets for the event
  • Recognition in the Fall Benefit program book
  • $500 deductible

 

“There is real hope in making progress against lung cancer – a hope firmly rooted in the milestones we have reached and the tremendous advancements soon to come. The Celebration of Hope Gala rejoices in these accomplishments and looks forward to the promise of the future.”

Andrea Ferris
President and Chairman, LUNGevity Foundation

Awards

Kay Barmore Volunteer Award

Cathie Levitt

Catherine Levitt

Past Winners
2013 - Mary Ellen Hand, RN, BSN
2012 - Mark Carlinsky
2012 - Lynda Fisher
2011 - Liz McCabe
2010 - Jori Witt
2010 - Jill Feldman
2009 - Phillip Bonomi, MD
2008 - Katie Brown
2007 - Heather Saler

Melissa Lumberg Zagon Research Award

Patrick Forde

Patrick Forde, MD (MB, BCh)
Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center, Baltimore, MD
Project: Neoadjuvant anti-PD-1 antibody, Nivolumab, in resectable NSCLC

Past Winners
2013 - David E. Kozono, MD, PhD, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
2012 - Christopher A. Maher, PhD, Washington University in St. Louis
2011 - Paul K. Paik, MD, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
2010 - James L. Mulshine, MD, Rush University Medical Center
2009 - CHEST Foundation          
2008 - Respiratory Health Association Metropolitan Chicago     
2007 - Lung Oncology Group in Chicago              

Raffle

  • 1 ticket for $25
  • 3 tickets for $50
  • 8 tickets for $100

All tickets will be held at the door. Tickets can also be purchased at the event. Winners will be selected at random on the evening of November 8, 2014. Ticket holders not need be present to win. Taxes are the sole responsibility of the winners. For a complete copy of the official rules or for more information, call (312) 407-6100.

Purchase:

Raffle Tickets

Grand Prize
 

Get Out of Town In Town!
The winner will receive a three night stay at the Sheraton Chicago as well as gift cards to two downtown restaurants and theater tickets for two.

 

First Prize
 

An Apple A Day
The winner will receive a brand new Apple iPad--perfect for work or leisure!

Second Prize - Fourth Prize

For the Sports Fan
One winner will receive two tickets
to a Chicago Bulls game this season.

One winner will receive four tickets
to a Chicago Cubs game next season.

One winner will receive four tickets
to a Chicago White Sox game next season.

 

Saturday, November 8, 2014
Fields Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram's
Brand New Glenview Dealership