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‘Celebrating the Journey’ raises nearly $200,000 for La Grange Memorial
La Grange – Nearly $200,000 was raised last month during the La Grange Memorial Hospital Foundation Celebrating the Journey Gala.

Co-Chairs Nick and Carolyn Pann and Drs. Jamal and Wafa Daki, along with 30 gala committee members, hosted more than 300 people Nov. 10 at the Hyatt Lodge at the McDonald’s campus in Oak Brook.

Event proceeds will benefit the Patient Care Center at Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. Underwriters, sponsors and guests, as well as a matching grant from the Community Memorial Foundation, contributed to the outpouring of support.

This year’s gala gathered physicians and friends of the foundation to celebrate the hospital’s many achievements throughout its journey toward patient care excellence. Guests dined on steak and salmon and enjoyed a fun evening with fellow foundation benefactors.

Following brief remarks from the co-chairs, the evening kicked off with the band Maggie Speaks, who kept the guests dancing. Guests also had their pictures taken in an event photo booth. “The strong outpouring of support and engagement from our community is a very special thing,” said Lary Davis, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital CEO. “We are very grateful to our event chairs and committee members for their efforts to plan and execute such a wonderful event.”

Underwriters were Walsh Construction, JW Pharmacy, Mr. Ebrahim and Dr. Fatima E. Jaffer, BMO/Harris Bank, Nick & Carolyn Pann, DuPage Pathology and Block Electric Company, Inc.

Additional sponsors included Community Bank of Western Springs; Suburban Radiologists, SC; HCR ManorCare; Emergency Healthcare Physicians; La Grange Oncology Associates; Suburban Anesthesiologists, SC; Inter Call; Anderson, Rasor & Partners, LLP; Barker & Castro, LLC; Donohue Brown Mathewson & Smyth, LLC; C. Ron Lindberg, MD, SC; Family Medical Group of La Grange; Dixon Law Office; Dr. Thomas and Mrs. Marilyn Cahill; Mr. and Mrs. Howard and Peggy Graening; Bulley & Andrews, LLC; Intuitive Solutions; Dr. Margaret Hannon; Mr. and Mrs. Reggie and Bernie Marzec; Metro Infectious Disease Consultants, LLC; G.L. Koehn, M.D. and Associates; Brian J. Moran & Associates.


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Media contact: Chris LaFortune, public relations specialist, Adventist Midwest Health,; 630-856-2354