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St. Louis Chapter Hadassah's "Framing the Future" Event was held on Sunday, September 7th, at the elegant St. Louis Woman's Club. We were delighted to welcome Marcie Natan as our special guest. The event raised funds to equip and furnish the Sarah Wetsman Davidson Hospital Tower. Our honorary chair for the event was Bonnie Levens. We presented the Hadassah Leadership Award to Judy Kramer, St. Louis Chapter Past-President and VP Public Relations. The Framing the Future event chair was Linda Spitzer-Gavatin.
Bonnie Levens, Framing the Future Honorary Chair with
Marcie Natan, Hadassah National President
Evie Roberts-Levine (left) and Beth Mayer (center), St. Louis Chapter Co-Presidents,
present the Hadassah Leadership Award to Judy Kramer (right)
In 2006, Suzy Esstman had a vision: to find a cure for brain tumors. Her goal was ambitious, but she believed that in order to achieve BIG, you had to dream BIG. She founded Suzy Esstman’s Walk On Sunshine as an organization that would not only raise money for brain tumor research, but incorporate her passions of community engagement, healthy living, and having fun.
Since its inception, Suzy Esstman’s Walk On Sunshine has donated over $200,000 to Hadassah Medical Organization’s Neuro-Oncology Unit, where researchers are partnering with institutions around the world, including St. Louis University, to conduct cutting-edge brain tumor research. We have helped fund major breakthroughs such as the ability to diagnose and track brain cancer through blood-born DNA, as well as the development of an inhibitor which reduces tumor cells’ resistance to chemotherapy.
How many of our best and brightest must we lose before we can cure these dreaded brain tumors? John D. Mann, like Suzy Esstman for whom Hadassah’s annual Walk On Sunshine is named, is yet another of those shining stars lost too soon –leaving a tremendous hole in the world which their extraordinary talents, commitment and drive might have filled in the years to come. Click here to read more about John Mann.
Our Chapter was honored to have John Mann’s family join us in 2014 as honorary chairs of our 9th annual Suzy Esstman’s Walk On Sunshine.
Thank you in advance for your continued kindness and giving. We are grateful for your efforts in helping us continue Suzy’s legacy, and we look forward to walking with you next year!
Hadassah's Heart Health Program
On February 24th, we honored American Heart Health Month with a Life-Saving presentation by two Saint Louis University Hospital doctors, while enjoying a healthy Mediterranean dinner. In an effort to support heart disease awareness we ask our members to make a contribution to the Cardiology Department of the Hadassah Medical Organization.
Or make your personal, positive impact where it means the most to you. Choose from more than a dozen areas. Choose the one that speaks to your heart.
Latkes & Vodkas
A Hanukkah Celebration, Installation, and Gift Auction
At our Installation and Hannukah Party on December 19th, we held an auction to raise funds for Hadassah Hospital’s PICU. You can still help us create a healthy future for all children.
Or make your personal, positive impact where it means the most to you. Choose from more than a dozen areas.
Hadassah Opening Meeting
featuring guest speaker Barry Rosenberg
At our Opening Meeting on October 2nd, we asked our guests to "Choose where to make your impact." Make your personal, positive impact where it means the most to you. Choose from more than a dozen areas. Choose the one that speaks to your heart.
WHERE WILL YOU MAKE YOUR IMPACT?
Lighting the Way Tower Campaign
We invite you to contribute to Hadassah’s Lighting the Way Tower Campaign to honor Marion Lipsitz…
It’s about Healing.
It’s about Compassion
It’s about Life
The Sarah Wetsman Davidson Hospital Tower provides patients and their families the most advanced and sophisticated equipment, as well as dedicated space for world class research. Lighting the Way honoree names will be placed on a beautiful illuminated Wall Panel on a patient floor in the Tower.
Please contact the office to make a donation using your credit card. For mailed donations, please use the form here.
With a minimum $10 donation, Marion will receive a tribute certificate from you.
Don't forget to personalize the certificate with your message to Marion.