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Annual Events

At various times during the year, Gilda’s Club Chicago hosts special events to provide an opportunity for members, donors and interested individuals to mingle and learn more about Gilda’s Club. These events include:

  • Annual Awards Dinner. This event honors individuals and organizations that have made exceptional contributions to Gilda’s Club’s mission.  
  • Gilda's Night Out. You’ll laugh out loud at this comedy extravaganza featuring members of Chicago’s own Second City cast performing skits and improv. Guests will enjoy food and drinks, the comedy show, a raffle, and the opportunity to participate in a silent auction.
  • Red DoorSociety recognition event for donors who have contributed $1,000 or more each year – features members sharing personal experiences and insights regarding Gilda’s Club Chicago and our program.
  • Gilda’s Club Untapped. Enjoy an evening of craft beers, wines and a raffle for some great prizes.
  • Team Gilda raises money and awareness for Gilda’s Club Chicago as an official charity partner of the Bank of America Chicago Marathon and Shamrock Shuffle, RAM Racing's Cinco de Miler and other races. The fundraising efforts of Team Gilda are integral to Gilda’s Club Chicago’s commitment to provide a free support community for its members. To participate or sponsor a runner, click here.

Support From Our Friends

Our community partners and other supportive companies may host events on our behalf. These include:


  • Friends of Marlene Associate Committee hosted a Rooftop Yoga and Beer event at ENRGi Fitness in River North.  Guests enjoyed 60 minutes of silent disco yoga and spectacular city views.  Afterward, Goose Island beer was enjoyed by all and ZenBlen was on hand serving healthy and delicious freshly made smoothies.  Guests won raffle prizes including, a SpaDerma Hydra Facial valued at $300, an overnight stay at the trendy Virgin Chicago Hotel, 5 free ENRGi fitness classes, $50 Athleta Gift Card, dinner for 2 at Fogo de Chao and more. At the end of the night, guests left with goody bags in hand and free yoga mats!  A great time was had by all, despite the unexpected downpour!  Nothing could stop these yogi’s or their generous fundraising.  100% of the event proceeds were generously donated to Gilda’s Club Chicago.  Stay tuned for the next installment of the Movin’ for Marlene Series coming this fall! ​​​

  • Join Friends of Marlene on October 7 at our annual golf outing and help us ensure no one has to face cancer alone. This year's event will be held at Stonebridge in Aurora, IL. Registration information to come.  In the interim, please consider the following sponsorship opportunities:

$2,400 | Foursome

$600 | Per Individual Golfer

$600 | Hole Sponsor

$1500 | Beverage Cart (plus final tab)

$1,500 | Hole in One, $10,000 Prize

$1,500 | Hole in One, $10,000 Prize

$12,500 | Official Event Sponsor

Reception/Dinner Only Tickets also available (email Vera:

For more event details please Click here.


  • ​You just missed our networking event of the year on April 30! Guests feasted on unending appetizers and expertly crafted cocktails from Aster Hall and enjoyed its cozy atmosphere with exquisite city views, while browsing the 60+ silent auction Items featuring many airfare and hotel stays at the most in-demand places on earth! Because of the generosity offered via ticket sales, silent auction donors, winners and paddles raised for general donations, the event raised $40,000.00 for Gilda’s Club Chicago, where no one has to face cancer alone.  

2019 Auction Item List



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