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Over 250 People Attended the Barnes Foundation Fundraiser to Benefit Cancer Care at Silver Cross Hospital

New Lenox, IL (October 29, 2012)— The Barnes Foundation was pleased to host its fourth annual signature fundraising event, “Cocktails for a Cause,” in which event proceeds benefited cancer care at Silver Cross Hospital in New Lenox. Over 250 people attended this worthwhile cause that raised $25,000 to help fund cancer services at Silver Cross Hospital on September 28 at CD & Me in Frankfort.

“The Barnes Foundation is passionate about supporting the new Comprehensive Cancer Center,” said Barnes Foundation President Amy Gollan. “This facility will be able to connect people right in our own community with cutting-edge technology and treatment that is typically only available in a big city. Having witnessed a close family member’s battle with cancer, I know how grueling and stressful traveling to receive treatments can be. This new state-of-the-art center will make cancer treatment an easier and more positive experience.” 

cancercentercocktailsforcause2012-002_cropped_newsPhoto caption: Staff from the University of Chicago Comprehensive Cancer Center at Silver Cross Hospital attended the Barnes Foundation “Cocktails for a Cause” event benefiting cancer services at the New Lenox campus on September 28 at CD & Me in Frankfort. Pictured left to right are Joanne Harrison, Radiation Therapist; Theresa Quinn, Practice Administrator; Dr. Anne McCall, Radiation Oncologist; Dr. Brooke Phillips, Medical Oncologist; Andrea Kipping, Patient Service Representative; Sheila Miller, Medical Assistant; and Kelli Shanahan, Medical Assistant.   

“We are grateful for the support of the Barnes Foundation. Their generosity in creating “Cocktails for a Cause” will help us provide the best possible care to our patients battling cancer. We thank the Barnes family and all who attended this wonderful event,” said Larry Johnson, Vice President, Silver Cross Foundation. 

“Cocktails for a Cause” was held at CD & Me in Frankfort and included cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, live music, a DJ, a $1,000 raffle, and a silent auction. 

About the Barnes Foundation

The Barnes Foundation was created by Terry Barnes, founder and president of Professional Medical Inc. He started the foundation as a way of giving back to the community which was so good to his long standing business founded in 1968. 

The Barnes Foundation serves as a dedicated activist to the health and vitality of all communities and is continuously pursuing new ways in which to make an apparent difference. The Barnes Foundation supports a wide array of projects which clearly improve lives and promote change. 100% of every donation is given back to the programs we support. For more information, visit www.barnes-foundation.org. 

About the University of Chicago Comprehensive Cancer Center at Silver Cross Hospital

The University of Chicago Medicine and Silver Cross Hospital’s $21.6 million outpatient cancer treatment center located at I-355 and Route 6 (1850 Silver Cross Blvd.) in New Lenox opened its doors on June 25, 2012. The 20,000-square-foot University of Chicago Comprehensive Cancer Center at Silver Cross Hospital brings University of Chicago academic specialists and their advanced and investigational therapies into a community-hospital setting. The new facility provides state-of-the-art chemotherapy and radiation therapy, as well as access to hundreds of clinical trials. It also offers a brand new TruBeam new-generation linear accelerator system, which delivers precisely targeted radiation therapy to provide the best results. In addition, other services provided at the Comprehensive Cancer Center include cancer support services, hormonal therapy, immunotherapy, infusion services, and preventative screenings. The University of Chicago Comprehensive Cancer Center maintains more active clinical trials for the treatment of cancer than any other program in Illinois. To schedule an appointment, call 1-855-UCM-1400. For more information about the new University of Chicago Comprehensive Cancer Center at Silver Cross Hospital, visit www.ucmcancer-sch.org. 

About Silver Cross Hospital
Silver Cross Hospital is a not-for-profit health care provider serving Will County and southwest suburban communities since 1895. Silver Cross has been recognized as a Thomson Reuters 100 Top Hospitals National Award winner for seven consecutive years; one of America’s Most Customer Friendly Hospitals by the American Alliance of Healthcare Providers and was honored with an “A” Hospital Safety ScoreSM byThe Leapfrog Group. With over 2,900 employees, physicians and volunteers, Silver Cross operates a 289-bed acute care hospital and 10 satellite facilities providing outpatient services and physician offices and recently opened a state-of-the-art replacement hospital on February 26, 2012 at I-355 and Route 6 in New Lenox. To learn more about Silver Cross Hospital or a referral to a physician on staff, visit www.silvercross.org or call 1-888-660-HEAL (4325). 

About the University of Chicago Medicine

The University of Chicago is home to world-class medical, research and teaching facilities where innovation has been a hallmark for decades. University of Chicago physician-scientists performed the first organ transplant and the first bone marrow transplant in animal models, the first successful living-donor liver transplant, the first hormone therapy for cancer and the first successful application of cancer chemotherapy. Its researchers also discovered REM sleep and were the first to describe several of the stages of sleep. Twelve of the 87 Nobel Prize winners associated with the University of Chicago have received the award for discoveries related to biology or medicine. 

The University of Chicago’s Biological Sciences Division and the Medical Center work together under the University of Chicago Medicine brand to teach and train future physicians, perform research and practice patient care. The Medical Center ranks among the best in the country in cancer treatment, digestive disorders, diabetes and endocrinology, according to U.S. News & World Report’s survey of the nation’s hospitals. The University of Chicago Medicine’s Comer Children’s Hospital also is among the nation’s leading children’s hospitals, particularly in neonatology, gastroenterology and pulmonology. And the University of Chicago’s Pritzker School of Medicine was named one of the Top 10 medical schools in the United States in U.S. News’ 2012 graduate schools survey.

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