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Shop AmazonSmile this Holiday Season

Did you know your purchases can make a difference? Shop AmazonSmile, and The H Foundation will receive donations just by you doing your shopping.
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Comedy for Cancer 2018

Thursday, March 8, 2018, The H Foundation had the opportunity to welcome a sold-out crowd of 300+ guests to the LaGrange Theatre for our first ever Comedy for Cancer event. We are happy to report that the event was a GREAT SUCCESS with amazing food, hilarious comedians, and of course dollars raised in support of basic science cancer research!
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2017 A Year In Review

CANCER IS PERSONAL. It’s intimate, it’s heartbreaking, and cancer does not discriminate, affecting 1 in 3 people in their lifetime. The H Foundation and our supporters are united around a common goal: to find a cure.
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Inaugural Golf Classic to Welcome Honorary Chair Jeremy Roenick at Mistwood Golf Club.

On Monday, September 25, 2017, The H Foundation will host their Inaugural Golf Classic at the award-winning, newly renovated Mistwood Golf Club in support of basic science cancer research. The event will feature Honorary Chairman Jeremy Roenick - former Chicago Blackhawks player and many other Chicago-based professional athletes and celebrities.
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Lighting Industry’s Impact on Basic Science Cancer Research

Since its inception in 2001, The H Foundation and its annual Goombay Bash has been celebrated and supported by a sense of community. This grassroots spirit has underscored the message that Cancer is Personal, affecting real people – families, friends, and neighbors. This year, at the 17th Annual Goombay Bash, The H Foundation is excited to honor the Lighting Industry for its contribution and partnership in the fight against cancer.
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Live in the moment.

New year. New opportunity. New hope. Even if you have cancer. And because of research, in 2017, especially if you have cancer. Last March, my doctor diagnosed me with stage 4 metastatic bladder cancer that spread to the lungs. She "gave" me six to nine months to live.
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I Love You. What Can I Do?

Sheila getting cancer was like me getting cancer. We've been friends since we were 10 years old. "Best friends" is what you say at that age. Now, 40 years later, we're more or less "sisters." We've grown-up together.
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Cancer is Personal

When I first met Sheila, she was so different than the person I know today - but it's not because of cancer. It's because she married my dad, and apparently when you marry someone, they change. Who knew? It was about two and a half years ago that they married, but I've known Sheila since kindergarten because she's the mom of my best friend.
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Turning Illness into Strength

When I look back, it is all a jumble. Finding out about Sheila's cancer. Your children aren't supposed to get cancer. Even as adults. I don't remember who told me, but I remember holding it together on the phone. When I hung up, that's when the weeping and wailing began. That's when the anger set in. I hate that she has this disease. Hate is probably not a strong enough word.
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Choosing to Live. Choosing to Fight.

It's a bit of a secret, but one of the reasons we bought our home was for the quality of life if Sheila died here. Think about this: If you knew you were going to die soon, what would you do? As recent newlyweds we expected to have more time together. I point out the "chemo couch" that sits in front of her favorite window - a big, clear picture window with a view of the woods.
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