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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. To purchase tickets, click here.
  • Gildapalooza. This summer celebration of music and fun features local bands, food and drinks, and a raffle for some great prizes. 
  • 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 Uncorked. Enjoy an evening of delicious wines and craft beer 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 5th annual fundraiser. See and be seen walking the red carpet at this elegant evening, featuring live music  by the Afrodisacs, charitable casino gaming, signature dinner from Gibsons, 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 us on June 26 for the 9th Annual Friends of Marlene FriendRaiser! For the second year in a row, the event will benefit Gilda’s Club Chicago. Enjoy spectacular views from the 33rd floor of the LEED-certified 71 South Wacker Building. We’ll have a fabulous silent auction, raffle prizes, wine pull, Fund-a-Need and delicious food and drinks. Network with some of Chicago’s best while supporting a great cause. Click Here for Tickets

  • Please join us on October 1 for the 3rd Annual Friends of Marlene Golf Outing! For the second year in a row, the event will benefit Gilda’s Club Chicago. This fun-filled day of golf at Aurora’s Stonebridge Country Club begins with a delightful breakfast. You’ll have the chance to win big along the scenic course. Look out for the $10,000 Hole-in-One prize! After you’ve completed 18 holes, return to the clubhouse for an elegant dinner and tasty cocktails. Click Here for More Information

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