BY JUDY CARMACK BROSS
GLOW turned the page for the Women’s Board of Rush University Medical Center, replacing their iconic fashion show with a glittering fall gala that raised $450,000 to develop and implement Rush’s School-Based Mental Health Program.
President, Debra Beck, explained:
“The Women’s Board was delighted to host our inaugural fall benefit, GLOW, at the Art Institute. It was a wonderful evening of art and music that brought friends together to support Rush’s School-Based Mental Health Program. We are so appreciative of everyone who helped us reach our goal of bringing essential mental health screening and treatment to students at three public high schools on Chicago’s west side.”
Benefit Chair, Pamela Fitzgerald, reported that the brilliantly chosen title for the event symbolized the radiance of people who are mentally and physically happy. Musical presentations by pianist Patrick Donley during cocktails at Terzo Piano, composer Eric Genuis providing music to dine by in Griffin Court, and DJ Madrid, who spun until the wee hours, certainly kept guests gleaming.
Rush CEO, Dr. Larry Goodman, told the audience that the program, which will begin in 2018, will provide mental health screenings and treatments for children, as well as a support network for families, front-line community members, and first responders.
Photo credit: Rush Photo Group