Northwestern Medicine

Fourth Annual Minds Matter Benefit Supports Brain Tumor Research, Programs

Northwestern Memorial Hospital August 21, 2012

Actress Bonnie Hunt will be honored at Northwestern Brain Tumor Institute fundraiser

CHICAGO, IL – The Fourth Annual Northwestern Brain Tumor Institute (NBTI) Minds Matter Benefit Dinner will be held Friday, September 28, at 6 p.m., at the Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, 221 N. Columbus Drive in Chicago. Proceeds from the dinner will benefit research and programs at NBTI, a nationally recognized leader in the fight against brain and spinal cord tumors. The institute, a collaboration between Northwestern Memorial Hospital, the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, is dedicated to accelerating efforts to advance research breakthroughs and to improve treatment, outcomes, and quality of life for patients with brain and spinal tumors.

Actress, comedienne and television producer Bonnie Hunt will be honored at the event for her longtime support of NBTI and commitment to raising brain tumor awareness. The evening will be emceed by Kathy Brock, anchor for ABC-7 Chicago News, and musical entertainment will be provided by Gentlemen of Leisure. Guests will have the opportunity to bid during a live auction that features items including vacation packages to Mexico and California, a golf and vacation package to Los Angeles, suite packages to a White Sox or Cubs game, and a party catered by celebrity chef Missy Robbins, executive chef at New York’s A Voce. Tickets may also be purchased for the "Best of Live" raffle, which provides the opportunity to win select auction items without being the highest bidder.

Individual dinner tickets are $300 per person. Learn more about available sponsorship opportunities at the Northwestern Brain Tumor Institute. Money raised will benefit research and programs at NBTI.

NBTI is a comprehensive program which merges clinical research with medical and surgical treatment for brain and spinal tumor patients. The Institute offers state-of-the-art clinical care while also providing the resources and support necessary for patients and their families to meet the challenges of living with a brain tumor.

Media Contact

Megan McCann
Manager, Media Relations
Northwestern Memorial HealthCare and Northwestern Memorial Hospital 312.926.5900