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3rd Annual Derby Celebration
The 2014 Kentucky Derby Celebration Raised $19,745!

The 3rd Annual LRF the Kentucky Derby celebration was on Saturday, May 3, 2014 at the House of Blues Chicago.

Patients, survivors, physicians, and donors came together to raise the stakes for lifesaving lymphoma research. Attendees enjoyed an awesome silent auction, a Derby raffle, photo booth, BBQ buffet, and cocktails.

Prizes were awarded for Best Hat and Best Dressed Gent.

Best Hat Winners: Carol Schomas and Sarah Shanahan.
Best Dressed Gent: Jay Tolentino

Check out pictures of the event here. Thank you to all of our in-kind sponsors for your generous donations.

Special thank yous to Joan Esposito, our event emcee, and to Wendie Aull of Aullmyn Phototography for sharing their time and talents. We'd also like to extend a huge thank you to the Derby Chairs: Betsy Mitchell, Mandy Schomas-Soderstrom, and Tracy Wolniewicz. Job well done!

If you missed it, but want to support the event, consider making a donation.

2014 Chicago Lymphomathon

2014 Chicago Lymphomathon
Sunday, August 24, 2014

Join us for the 12th annual Chicago Lymphomathon at Montrose Harbor.

Start your team today and take a step to find a cure for lymphoma. The Chicago Lymphomathon is a non-competitive 5K walk where survivors, family, friends, community members and corporate teams walk in honor and in memory of those whose lives have been touched by lymphoma while raising funds for research and programming.

Planning Committee

We are always looking for new members to join the Lymphomathon Planning Committee. Not only will you play an integral role in the success of the Lymphomathon, but you will have the opportunity to work with a wonderful group of volunteers who share your passion of making a difference in the lives of those touched by lymphoma. If you are interested in joining the Planning Committee, please contact Jessica Schulte, Community Engagement Manager, at (312) 263-1717 or email

How involved you become with LRF or the Chicago Chapter is up to you.

There are no membership requirements to be a part of the Chicago Chapter. Meetings of the Chapter are designed to offer support, education and networking opportunities to those who have been touched by lymphoma. Social gatherings and educational programs are offered on an alternating basis and generally held every other month at various locations throughout Chicagoland. Everyone is welcome whether you are a survivor, loved one, family member or friend — we look forward to meeting you!

Chicago Chapter Office
1700 W. Irving Park Rd.
Suite 308
Chicago, IL 60613
Phone: (312) 263-1717