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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.  
  • Night of a Thousand Noogies. 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.

From Our Friends

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

  • A Night in Hollywood! Join Erie LaSalle Body Shop in benefitting Gilda's Club Chicago at their 6th annual fundraiser. See and be seen walking the red carpet at this elegant evening, featuring live music  by The Breakfast Club, charitable casino gaming, signature dinner from Prime and Provisions, and specialty cocktails from the open bar! Plus, incredible prizes await you at the silent auction, live auction, and casino raffle! Click Here for Tickets
  • Please join Friends of Marlene as we continue to honor Marlene Hetzel Palmerson, our dear friend who valiantly battled breast cancer. We will be gathering for a cocktail reception on April 30 at Aster Hall, 6th floor of the 900 North Michigan Ave Building in Chicago from 5:30 to 8pm.  You will experience firsthand why Aster Hall was named one of the top 10 hottest spots in Chicago while you browse the FABULOUS silent auction which includes airfare to and hotel stays at the most in-demand places on earth!  Join Friends of Marlene on April 30 and help us ensure no one has to face cancer alone. Click here to purchase tickets or here for more information. Bring your Friends! 

  • Please save the date and join Friends of Marlene during breast cancer awareness month as we continue to honor Marlene Hetzel Palmerson, our dear friend who valiantly battled breast cancer.  In her memory, it is our mission to raise funds and increase awareness of Gilda’s Club Chicago as they provide free support for anyone impacted by cancer.   Marlene had a gentle personality, a huge heart and a passion for her life and work. Like Gilda, Friends of Marlene believes that no one should have to go through cancer alone. Join Friends of Marlene on October 7 and help us ensure no one has to face cancer alone.  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:

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