The H Foundation’s signature events provide opportunities for anyone, at any age, to get involved in the fight against all cancers.
The H Foundation hosts multiple fundraising opportunities throughout the year to help find a cure for cancer. Our proceeds support Basic Science Cancer Research at the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University.
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The H Foundation and Goombay Bash were created over a cocktail called the Goombay Smash. It started with a few friends with entrepreneurial spirit who decided to make a difference in the fight against cancer. In 2001, we threw our first Goombay Bash under the disguise of a casual Caribbean-style festival. Since then, Goombay Bash has grown to become one of the largest and liveliest cancer research fundraising events in Chicago!
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A hilarious good time is had by all at this comical fundraiser. The H Foundation is proud of this annual event. The La Grange Theatre in La Grange and Tivoli Theatre in Downers Grove have hosted our guests for amazing food, hysterical comedians, and of course dollars raised on behalf of basic science cancer research! We look forward to this winter-time event each year to bring laughter and joy while raising money to fight cancer!
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Karting for Cancer is a fast paced race which is held on the Autobahn Country Club karting course and lasts 2 hours. You and your team raise money to fight cancer and have a professional grade, high performance racing experience! Teams will be driving go carts that can reach speeds of up to 55mph while racing around a half mile track. You are invited to bring your friends and families to cheer your team on while you get your adrenaline pumping and start your engines to race for a cure for cancer. Don't miss this awesome fall event that gives us the opportunity to raise money for basic science cancer research and have an awesome time doing it!
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Goombay Day was created because we could not have our traditional Goombay Bash with 1,000+ of our closest friends and supporters. Grab your friends, grab your neighbors, and host your own “Mini-Goombay Bash” by sharing the Goombay Spirit and traditions of the Goombay Bash with those around you. You can plan a backyard BBQ, a night on the patio with friends, or you can even participate from the from the comfort of your own home. Each year we will have fundraising options for Goombay Day with auctions/raffles on the day of the event. IT’S TOTALLY UP TO YOU how you what to participate!
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Have a good time AND support The H Foundation simply by ordering a Goombay Smash at one of your favorite restaurants! Each year this summer event invites participating restaurants to compete for “bragging rights” by creating their very own version of the Goombay Smash. For every Goombay Smash that is purchased, a portion of the amount paid will go back to The H Foundation! Make sure you like us on Facebook and/or sign-up for our emails to receive more information about the dates for all our current events!
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The H Foundation Celebrity Golf Classic was created in 2017 and hosted at Mistwood Golf Club in Romeoville, IL. This unique golf outing featured an extraordinary course, 18-holes of golf, lunch, dinner, and a celebrity guest golfer with each registered foursome. A one-of-a-kind experience and the opportunity to make a difference in the fight against cancer! Thank you to all the participants for supporting basic science cancer research!
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Lemonade for Cancer was inspired by the story of Evan and Sam. After losing their grandfather to terminal cancer, the two brothers decided to open a lemonade stand in his honor and donate all the money they earned to cancer research. They wanted to help find a cure for the people that do have cancer, they said. Anyone at any age can make a difference in the fight against cancer. Get involved and create a lemonade stand to support cancer research!
What's Lemonade for Cancer?
Too cold for lemonade, no problem! Warm up the neighborhood with a Cocoa for Cancer stand. Featured at holiday markets, street festivals, and neighborhood cocoa stands, Cocoa for Cancer follows the model of Lemonade for Cancer. Every dollar makes a difference and anyone can serve a cup of cocoa. Set up your stand and share your story! Donate Now
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