Under One Sky, One Evening for Wellness House – Three Unique Locations
By Deb Kwiatt
Wellness House is bringing its annual fall fundraiser to the western suburbs! As a change of pace, this year’s event will be on Friday, October 15, and will occur “Under One Sky” at 3 suburban locations: Butterfield Country Club, Chicago Highlands Club and Hinsdale Golf Club. Led by eight Luminaries with a profound history of supporting Wellness House, guests at all locations will enjoy cocktails and seated dinner, wine auction, program and live auction, before dancing the night away. While the attire is cocktail, the event will be elegant, refined and reminiscent of the Wellness House Ball that traditionally takes place in October. Under One Sky for Wellness House will help fund over 485 programs a month, including Information and Education, Exercise, Nutrition, Stress Management, Child and Family, and Support Groups and Counseling. All Wellness House programs are evidence-based and help people with cancer reduce side effects, learn coping and relaxation techniques, exercise safely for increased energy, and feel less isolated. During the pandemic, all programs moved online with over 50,000 visits made between March 2020 and March 2021. The transition to online programs during the pandemic removed geographic barriers to participation and increased access to programs.
Now, online and in-person programs connect people wherever they may be located. The event name speaks to the connection program participants maintained throughout online programming as well as the 3 locations that will be connected throughout the evening. The event signifies a shared commitment to help people affected by cancer thrive – all Under One Sky for Wellness House. “A very special thank you to all the wonderful Luminaries: Angie & Wes Breton, Stephanie & Freddie Brzozowski, Lauren & Matt Houder, Debbie & Jim Hultquist Jenna &Ken Julian, Briana & Peter Murray, Lori & Clay Naccarato, Beth Sharp.
The Luminaries leading Under One Sky for Wellness House are members of our Board of Directors that have demonstrated a deep commitment to the mission and success of Wellness House. They were selected for their ability to inspire and influence others to join them in their support of Wellness House” said Lisa Kolavennu, Executive Director, Wellness House. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit wellnesshouse.org/ball-2021