The 23rd Annual MRW Health Resource Center Benefit Luncheon on Wednesday, May 1, promises this year’s attendees will be “Empowered by Knowledge.”
Presenting at the luncheon is Julian Bailes, MD, Chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery and Co-Director of the NorthShore Neurological Institute. Dr. Bailes will share the latest breakthroughs in Traumatic Brain Injury Research & Care. The renowned movie Concussion is about the research conducted by Dr. Bailes (played by Alec Baldwin) and Bennet Omalu, MD, on football-related brain injury and the early cases of chronic traumatic encephalopathy.
This year’s honoree Mark Talamonti, MD will be recognized for his commitment and service to the NorthShore University HealthSystem community as a physician, a leader and an exceptional teacher.
The luncheon will begin at 10:30 a.m. at the Highland Park Country Club, 1201 Park Avenue West, in Highland Park. Tickets are $125/person; tables start at $2,500. For more information, visit foundation.northshore.org/mrw or call 847-926-5003.
Since 2006, the Benefit has funded the Myra Rubenstein Weis Living in the Future (LIFE) Cancer Survivorship Program, including sponsorship of the Myra Rubenstein Weis Cancer Survivorship Seminars. The free educational lectures are open to the public and include topics of importance to cancer survivors, including nutrition, exercise and genetics.
In addition to the LIFE Program, funds raised from the Luncheon will support an innovative pilot project that will educate the next generation about personalized medicine and how genomics is transforming healthcare; and the new Arts 4 Health series of activity courses, designed to provide a therapeutic experience for students and families in the community. Funds also support the Myra Rubenstein Weis Health Resource Center, which is dedicated to promoting health education and awareness to the communities served by Highland Park Hospital and NorthShore University HealthSystem (NorthShore).
About the MRW Benefit Committee
Family and friends of Myra Rubenstein Weis honor her life by supporting wellness and cancer survivorship programs at NorthShore. Myra Rubenstein Weis was actively involved in the Highland Park community. After being diagnosed with breast cancer, she lived for 10 years before the disease claimed her life in 1990. Her sister, Eileen Rubenstein Goldstein, and her brother-in-law, Paul D. Goldstein, MD, continue to honor Myra’s life and her upbeat spirit by hosting an annual spring benefit luncheon with a group of dedicated volunteers and friends who plan the event.
For more information on the MRW Benefit Committee, visit foundation.northshore.org/mrw.