Growing Hope

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  • Nancy Wong Bryan

From an art exhibit to a round of golf, these fall fundraisers offer exclusive experiences in support of medical research and care. 

Melanoma Research Foundation
WHAT: Comedian Kevin Nealon, a Saturday Night Live alum, helped establish the Celebrity Golf Classic after losing a close friend to skin cancer. Now in its third year, the event, in which foursomes are matched with a celebrity player with full handicaps, supports melanoma research and prevention programs with the aim of creating better treatments and ultimately curing melanoma. Among last year’s participants were funny guys Joe Pesci, Ray Romano, and David Spade. The day on the links ends with a reception, an awards presentation, and—naturally—a joke-telling contest. 
WHEN: Monday, November 10, 9:30 a.m.
WHERE: Lakeside Golf Club, 
4500 Lakeside Drive, Burbank, California
CONTACT: Emily Lauer-Bader, 202.742.5901, elauer-bader@melanoma.org

Children's Research Fund
WHAT: The lavish Children’s Ball is a long-standing Chicago gala that has raised more than $61 million for research at the Stanley Manne Children’s Research Institute, the research arm of the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital. Recent projects supported by the Children’s Research Fund have included research on food allergies, childhood obesity, cancer genetics, and more. Among the event’s auction prizes is a special package for jewelry lovers from Van Cleef & Arpels, consisting of a trip for two to Paris to attend classes at L’Ecole Van Cleef & Arpels and a private tour of the company’s workshop. 
WHEN: Saturday, December 6, 6:30 p.m.
WHERE: Hilton Chicago,
720 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago
CONTACT: Katie Cerone, 312.227.7299, 
kcerone@luriechildrens.org

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