BY JUDY CARMACK BROSS
Almost $1.5 million in new seed funding, brought about by the University of Chicago’s Cancer Research Foundation Women’s Board bewitching Breakthrough Ball, will go to cutting edge projects at the Chicago Medicine Comprehensive Cancer Center.
President, Kristi Nuelle, and co-chairs of the 51st annual gala, Karen Riley McEniry and Elizabeth Dunkle Ryan, welcomed guests to the stunning candlelit ballroom of the Four Seasons hotel, decorated in bright tones of pink and orange to celebrate treatments for tomorrow.
Always the most awesome auction impresarios, the board’s enticements included a glorious gold bracelet from Verdura, a shopping spree and one-of-a-kind dining experience at Ralph Lauren, and a luxurious loft party for 50 guests. Grammy award-winner, California singer and songwriter Colbie Caillat, who built her career on social networking, entertained, followed by DJ Megan Taylor.
“The Women’s Board is committed to funding early stage innovative work in cancer research. Being able to support the researchers at the University of Chicago is putting the funds we raise to work in the best possible way.
Joan and Paul Rubschlager received the Partners in Discovery Award for their friendship to the Women’s Board and their commitment to cancer research at the University of Chicago.”
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