By Sheila Galloro
Supporters of the Northwestern Brain Tumor Institute (NBTI) hosted a rooftop cocktail party at the Ivy Sky Terrace in Chicago on Sept. 23 to raise money that will help both brain tumor patients and their families.
About 140 people attended the event which raised $13,500 for such help as a private caregiver, overnight housing for a patient’s family and mobility devices such as wheelchairs. James Chandler, MD, surgical director of neuro-oncology at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Jeffrey Raizer, MD, director of medical neuro-oncology at the Lurie Cancer Center and Northwestern Memorial Hospital, attended the event along with NBTI clinicians, patients and their families.
The NBTI is a comprehensive program which merges clinical research with medical and surgical treatment for brain and spinal tumor patients. The Institute offers state-of-the-art clinical care while also providing the resources and support necessary for patients and their families to meet the challenges of living with a brain tumor. The institute is a collaboration between Northwestern Memorial Hospital, the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.
The NBTI will also host their sixth Minds Matter fundraiser at the Chicago Hilton on May 1, 2015. Through the years, the event has raised millions of dollars for brain and spine tumor research and patient care.
For more information, go to www.braintumorinstitute.org.
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