More than 200 Chicago Family Health Center supporters came out on April 19 to the 2013 Healing Hands Celebration at the Mid-America Club at the AON Center downtown. CFHC’s annual fundraiser, which was emceed by Natalie Martinez, NBC-5 assignment reporter, also honored five award recipients including, Ram Raju, CEO, Cook County Health and Hospitals System who received The Healing Hands Award, the evening’s highest honor. Congressman Danny K. Davis received the Legislative Partner of the Year Award; the Chicago Development Fund received the Community Partner of the Year Award and SMNG-A was named Corporate Partner of the Year. A special Passion and Excellence Award was also given to 10th Ward Alderman, John A. Pope for his continued support of Chicago Family Health Center.
The evening’s main sponsors included: Presenting Sponsor, MB Financial; Reception Sponsor, the University of Chicago Medicine, Urban Health Initiative; Dinner Sponsor, DSI; and Distinguished Benefactors Barnes & Thronburg, LLP, Mesirow Financial and The Private Bank. The fundraiser raised more than $84,000, which will go directly into making quality healthcare accessible to all who need it. The Healing Hands Celebration also featured a silent auction of donated items and a raffle for a trip to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, and an Apple iProducts package. A live auction of court-side seats to a Chicago Bulls game, donated by DSI, was also held.
Healing Hands Award Recipients: