Gatsby Gala

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Nearly 300 guests attended the Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital Festival 2019 at the Chicago Hilton/Oak Brook Hills Resort on October 12. Inspired by the Gatsby theme, attendees donned 1920s attire and relived the decade of Prohibition, flappers, speakeasies, and jazz.

The evening kicked off with cocktails and included dinner, dancing, and an auction. During the live auction, attendees used glow sticks to show solidarity with oncology patients, survivors, and caretakers. Guests enjoyed entertainment by the Center for Dance and the Ron Bedal Orchestra, plus fantasy casino gaming after the program. Over $300,000 was raised to support the oncology programs and services at Good Samaritan Hospital’s Bhorade Cancer Center.

“We are grateful to all of the donors and sponsors who made the gala a tremendous success. These funds will provide critical support to cancer survivorship programming and personalized precision medicine,” says hospital president Nancy Tinsley. “Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital has a long-standing reputation for providing excellent patient care and charitable contributions are vital to that success.”

Photos by Warren Browne