More than 300 supporters of the Wellness House crowded the ballroom of the Four Seasons Hotel in Chicago for the organization’s annual ball on October 1. Entitled “Celebrate Our Future,” guests were treated to dinner, dancing, and a special performance by Tony and Grammy Award winner Heather Headley. The elegant affair featured a rare wine silent auction with hand-picked bottles of wine from private collections. The highlight of the evening was the special performance by Heather Headley and a past participant’s daughter Lainie Pahos. The duet dedicated the performance to Lainie’s mother who lost her courageous battle with cancer in June after being part of Wellness House. Co-chairs for the evening were Patricia and Richard Bruder, Marni and Frederick Paulman, and Amy and Gordon Walker, Jr., all of Hinsdale. The black-tie fête raised more than $450,000 for Wellness House, a not-for-profit organization providing support for individuals and their families living with a cancer diagnosis.
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Photographed by Anthony Tortoiello