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The Children’s Oncology Services, Inc., Young Professionals Council is excited to invite you to our launch event on Friday, June 30th.
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Flight Gala Raises Record $254,000!


Children’s Oncology Services, Inc. FLIGHT Gala

Holds New Gala Record


Nonprofit honored the Armin & Esther Hirsch Foundation and the Chicago Cubs at their biggest fundraiser of the year on November 11th


CHICAGO, IL – More than 325 guests escaped to a tropical island with no passport needed for the2016 FLIGHT Gala to benefit Children’s Oncology Services, Inc., on Friday, November 11th atthe Four Seasons Hotel-Chicago. Children’s Oncology Services hosted its 3rd annual FLIGHT gala with this culturally-themed gala representing destinations from around the world, with this lucky year as the Caribbean for their largest fundraiser this year. Children’s Oncology Services, Inc. operates One Step Programs, which give children facing cancer a chance to meet and bond with other pediatric cancer patients and survivors in a non-hospital setting. Many of these programs are provided to families at no cost. The event broke a record of raising more than$254,000.  In addition, guests bid on flamingo stuffed animals representing sending a child with cancer to One Step Programs. Board member Dan Bernstein and host of CBS radio The Score’s “Boers and Bernstein”hosted the live flamingo auction and live auction to memorable trips around the world including the World Championship Chicago Cubs spring training VIP package.  One Step Camp family Holly Lowrance and her daughter/camper Reilly addressed the crowd on the powerful impact of the nonprofit’s program.

Guests of FLIGHT enjoyed Caribbean inspired cuisine and dancing to music by the Becca Kaufman Orchestra. This year, Children’s Oncology Services presented two prestigious tribute awards:

  • The Richard Schwebel Award honored the Armin & Esther Hirsch Foundation. The foundation has supported the nonprofit since 1999 among its numerous charitable efforts. Bob Hirsch, Richard Hirsch and their families continue to show tremendous support for the children and families the nonprofit serves. Richard Hirsch accepted the award on behalf of the Hirsch family.
  • The Hospira Foundation Award honored the Chicago Cubs. For the past several years, the entire Chicago Cubs organization has shown tremendous support for the nonprofit’s One Step campers and their families. Chicago Cubs CFO Jon Greifenkamp accepted the award.

Northwestern Mutual was the event wine sponsor and Katten, Muchin, Rosenman, LLP co-sponsored the evening’s reception.

The FLIGHT committee included Beth Bernstein, Mary Cortopassi, Chris Cortopassi, Donna DeSimone, Nick DeSimone, Sam DeSimone, Tina DeSimone, Celeste Giannini, Danielle Goldman, Linda Graves, Barb Guzzardi, Joseph Guzzardi, Rich Guzzardi, Andrea Gyann, Jeff Infusino, Joseph Infusino, Sue Infusino, Katina Kareotes, Lauren Kunkel, Doug Prafke, Nikki Prafke & Julie Wilson.


Children's Oncology Services, Inc. is a non-profit charitable organization dedicated to improving the quality of life of children diagnosed with cancer. Through our One Step Programs, we offer camp experiences and other programs throughout the year that allow children with cancer to just be kids. Our programs offer fun, friendship and support in a safe and nurturing environment. We exist to heal scars that no one can see such as fear, isolation, depression, lack of support and no longer fitting in. Through community, support and shared experiences with peers, we deliver happy, pain free medicine called “camp.” The organization is supported by more than 350 volunteers, including medical professionals, who generously donate their time and services.  For more information, please visit Children’s Oncology Services, Inc. is a recognized 501 (C) 3 organization.



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