BY JUDY CARMACK BROSS
The “winter wishes” of the Founders’ Board of Lurie Children’s Hospital came true when over $530,000 was raised at the recent merry cocktail party bearing the same name. The proceeds completed their $2.5 million campaign to fund an endowed chair for Lurie Children’s Division Head of Pediatric Surgery, a position currently held by Fizan Abdullah, MD, PhD.
Winter Wishes Chairs, Julie Christopher and Cindy Yingling, led the celebration, joined by Founders’ Board President, Robin Zafirovski. Lurie’s President and CEO, Patrick M. Magoon, welcomed guests.
In his opening, he described the groundbreaking work that Dr. Abdullah and his team will make possible for children facing surgery to improve outcomes for even the rarest of conditions or for fetal care for the tiniest patients even before birth.
Congratulations to the Founder’s Board on all the work they do to make so many families’ wishes come true!
All photos courtesy of the Founders’ Board of Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago.