Wednesday, September 08, 2010
Lou Malnati's 40th Annual Cancer Research Benefit
It's that time of the year again! The air is getting crisper, the kids are back to school and Lou Malnati's is buzzing with Benefit preparation! This year marks the 40th anniversary of Lou Malnati's Cancer Research Benefit, and we're looking forward to another successful year of raising funds for cancer research and education programs. On Monday, September 20, 2010, we will once again be hosting an evening of fun, food and comedy - Chicago style. The event will feature a member of the Chicago Blackhawks, along with The Second City comedians.
For the past 40 years, the Malnati family has hosted an annual one-day
charity event. Lou and Jean Malnati first started the event as a
scholarship fund for local athletes to Wake Forest University in the
name of Brian Piccolo, and after Lou died of cancer in 1978, Jean
carried on the annual tradition in Lou's name and the focus was changed
to raising money for cancer research. Last year we raised more than $160,000, and over the past 10 years we have raised $3 million to benefit organizations such as Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Gilda's Club of Chicago and Children's Memorial Hospital, whose staffs are all dedicated to working towards finding a cure for cancer.
Our hope is to receive continued support so that, together, we will be able to raise even more money for cancer research and treatment.
The event is being held at our corporate headquarters in Northbrook and will include dinner, live and silent auctions, and a stage performance by Chicago's The Second City. To purchase tickets, make a donation or view more information, please visit our website.