An event for the entire family. Health screenings free back to school supplies and fitness challenges. Raffles though out and music for all ages.
Started in memory of Mary E. Smith who was diagnosed with a meningioma brain tumor. Due to undiagnosed hemorrhaging she died 4 short days later. After picking up the pieces the family started the Mary E. Smith Foundation, Inc. Accomplishments include donating thousands of dollars to NBTS and providing over $40,000 in scholarships since its incorporation in 2008. Donating $10,000 to Northwestern Hospital Brain Tumor Institute in Chicago to fund research. Supporting families in financial hardship due to a brain tumor/cancer diagnosis.
This event benefits both Mary E. Smith Foundation, Inc. scholarship and grant programs and NBTS advocacy & research initiatives. For the past 3 years the Mary E. Smith Foundation has donated 10%-20% of its proceeds raised at the event to NBTS. MESF prides itself on supporting the education of our future leaders in medicine. Families of brain tumor patients have benefited from MESF scholarships set up specifically for them. These funds support the patient themselves or an immediate family member that has been affected by this condition. Our "survivor students" receive the MESF Excellence in Academics and Community Service Award. These recipients have gone on to attend universities through out the country including Loyola University (Chicago, IL), University of Arizona, Judson University (Elgin, IL.) Xavier University (LA) and Hope College (MI).
If your in the Chicago land area, come on out and help us to continue to help others. Register for the event here! Then select the event under upcoming events.