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The Women's Board of the Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital Auxiliary Presents Its Annual Benefit

Lake Forest Hospital July 09, 2010

First-ever summer benefit to be held outside under the stars

LAKE FOREST, IL – The past year has been filled with exciting changes at Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital, and the annual Women’s Board Benefit is following suit. For the first time, the benefit will be held mid-summer, outdoors at the historic Onwentsia Club.

Themed “cool music on a hot summer night”, the not-to-be-missed evening will begin at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 17. The popular band “the subdudes” will provide the “cool music”, and guests can also expect delicious cuisine, good company and opportunities to give back to the hospital.

“This year’s benefit will celebrate the bright future that comes along with our new affiliation with Northwestern Medicine Memorial Hospital,” said Women’s Board President Jennifer Altounian Bianchi. “Yet there are some traditions that we hope will continue for years to come. We live in a very generous community, and it is because of our many supporters that this hospital has been able to provide unparalleled care to our friends, neighbors and families for more than 100 years.”

Proceeds from the benefit will support the hospital’s state-of-the-art clinical services. A special paddle raiser will support the replacement of the hospital’s fetal/maternity monitors with new top-of-the-line fetal/maternity monitors for the hospital’s Waud Family Maternity Center. By tracking vital signs of mother and baby throughout pregnancy, fetal/maternity monitors routinely save lives.

Tickets are $195 per person or $3,250 for a benefactor table of 10 people. For more information or to purchase your tickets, please purchase online or call 847.535.6111.

The Women’s Auxiliary Board was founded in 1942 and currently has more than 120 regular, honorary and sustaining members. The mission of the Women’s Board is to support the hospital through fundraising, volunteerism, education and advocacy.

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