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The Auxiliary Board of Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Chicago Magazine Present the 11th Annual Summer Lovin' Event

Northwestern Memorial Hospital June 06, 2011

Event introduces Chicago magazine’s most outstanding singles and benefits research and therapies for stroke patients at Northwestern Memorial Hospital

CHICAGO, IL – In partnership with Chicago magazine, The Auxiliary Board of Northwestern Memorial Hospital will introduce Chicago magazine’s most outstanding singles for 2011 at this year’s Summer Lovin’ party. The event will be held on Friday, June 17, at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA), 220 East Chicago Avenue, from 7 to 10:30 p.m.

Attended by more than 1,000 young professionals in years past, Summer Lovin’ will be an evening filled with delicious food from leading Chicago restaurants, cocktails, and outstanding entertainment, as well as access to the MCA’s eclectic exhibits. Attendees will also have the opportunity to participate in an exclusive raffle and a fabulous silent auction. Proceeds from the event will support research and therapies for stroke patients at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

“Summer Lovin' is not just a singles event, it’s the single best event of the summer,” said Laura Beres, president of the Auxiliary Board. “It's an opportunity for the city's finest to not only come out and have a great time mingling with their peers, but to do so while supporting a great cause.”

In 2010, U.S. News & World Report ranked Northwestern Memorial Hospital’s neurology and neurological surgery programs 13th nationwide. The Auxiliary Board has pledged its support to an innovative research study exploring how, why and when bleeding in the brain results in ischemic stroke, or loss of blood flow to a part of the brain.

Under the leadership of Andrew Naidech, MD, MSPH, medical director of the neuro/spine ICU at Northwestern Memorial, researchers will work to identify effective treatment options for this type of stroke in order to prevent serious complications in patients’ physical health and quality of life.

“The support of the Auxiliary Board helps advance our research and find better treatment options for stroke patients,” said Naidech, also an associate professor of neurology, neurological surgery and anesthesiology at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine. “Funds raised by the board and the Summer Lovin’ event will provide the means for continued research and advancements in the care of ischemic stroke.”

The Auxiliary Board is committed to raising $100,000 over two years to benefit research and therapies for stroke patients.

Tickets are available now and cost $85 in advance if purchased by June 16 or $95 at the door. A limited number of VIP tickets are also available for an additional $20. Tickets are available online for purchase. Attire for the event is casual chic.

Learn more about becoming a member or supporter of The Auxiliary Board, or about event information.

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