2015: An Eventful Year


It was a blue chip year for Rolfe Foundation events

Our supporters enjoyed a full calendar of unique, fun-filled functions, and at every turn, the Foundation smashed records for fundraising, participation and attendance.

  • Unseasonably chilly weather was no match for the runners and walkers at Dash for Detection.  Over 1,400 supporters of early detection laughed in the rain, raised $300,000, and made this year’s DASH the Foundation’s most successful event ever.
  • Cups overflowed with good cheer at our inaugural prohibition-inspired game night, Speak Out for a Cure.  Attendees celebrated Rolfe’s accomplishments with live music, cards, dice, and dancing, and brought in more than $230,000 for early detection research.
  • The Young Professionals Board set sail on it’s third annual signature summer soirée, Crusin’ for a Cure, and once again packed Underground Chicago’s dance floor at the ever-stylish YPB Holiday Party.  All told, YPB events took in $70,000 in 2015 – making this year the growing group’s most successful campaign yet.

“Next year, every event is going to be even better,” promised YPB President Gordon Rosen, looking ahead.  “Every crack we pry in pancreatic cancer’s shield makes us greedy for more.  We want it broken.  We can always do more to make a difference in the fight for early detection.”