2017 Community Events


DECEMBER 2017

12/01/2017: Year End Appeal
When you or a family have been diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer, where do you turn? If you’re like many, you contact Rolfe Foundation. That’s because you will receive immediate access to resources such as second opinions, genetic counseling, pain management, nutritionists, and survivors. You’ll be treated like a real person by dedicated, compassionate staff and board members. READ MORE


NOVEMBER 2017

11/30/2017: Kendra Scott Shopping Event
Kendra Scott  is partnering with the Rolfe Foundation to fight pancreatic cancer.  In honor of November being Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month, on Thursday, November 30th the Michigan Avenue Kendra Scott location is participating in a charitable Giveback Event, donating 20% of proceeds to Rolfe’s YPB November Events campaign. Treat yourself to a fun evening of sips, sweets and jewels - all for a great cause! We hope to see you there! READ MORE

11/28/2017: Giving Tuesday!
Move over Black Friday and Cyber Monday; Giving Tuesday is here to stay! The widely recognized shopping events have some serious competition with the newest spending day, Giving Tuesday. The Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the US) kicks off the charitable season and we urge you to consider funding early detection pancreatic cancer research when making your end-of-year gifts! READ MORE

11/27/2017: Panera Dine & Share
Panera Bread  is partnering with the Rolfe Foundation to take a bite out of pancreatic cancer.  In honor of November being Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month, on Monday, November 27th the Downtown / Loop Panera location is participating in a charitable Giveback Event, donating 20% of proceeds to Rolfe’s YPB November Events campaign. READ MORE

11/19/2017: Barry's Bootcamp
Work up a sweat with the Rolfe Young Professionals Board and help fund early detection pancreatic cancer research with Barry’s Bootcamp! In honor of Pancreatic Cancer Awareness month, Barry’s Bootcamp River North will be hosting a workout class to support early detection research. Whether you are a seasoned bootcamp pro or a first-timer, there’s never been a better reason to get fit! READ MORE

11/18/2017: Blue Orchid Salon & Spa: A Day To Give Back
Blue Orchid Salon & Spa is at it again! Last year, they hosted an event to benefit Derek Faust's DASHforDetectionteam (and raised over $6,000!) This year, sadly, pancreatic cancer has hit the Blue Orchid family again and they didn't skip a beat in putting together another fundraiser to give back! To honor the memory of Liz Nardini the salon is hosting a day of recognition to benefit Rolfe Foundation. READ MORE

11/16/2017: WORLD PANCREATIC CANCER DAY!!!
Imagine if we could unite the planet in support of a common goal. That’s the idea behind World Pancreatic Cancer Day. November 17, 2016, is a day we will unite and make our voices heard. In the battle against pancreatic cancer we will show the world we are #InItTogether and that we #DemandBetter. According to a worldwide survey, sixty percent of people know “almost NOTHING” about pancreatic cancer. It’s time to elevate the global conversation and draw attention to pancreatic cancer and the need for greater awareness. So, WEAR PURPLE and show the world we are in this fight together, we hope to save lives and create a brighter future for people around the globe. READ MORE

11/15/2017: Chipotle Dine & Share
Ever wanted to eat burritos for charity?  Now’s your chance!  Chipotle Mexican Grill  is partnering with the Rolfe Foundation to take a bite out of pancreatic cancer.  In honor of November being Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month, on Wednesday, November 15th the Lincoln Park Chipotle location is participating in a charitable Giveback Event, donating 50% of proceeds to Rolfe’s YPB November Events campaign. READ MORE

11/15/2017: Pure Barre Workout Class
Work up a sweat with the Rolfe Young Professionals Board and help fund early detection pancreatic cancer research at Pure Barre! In honor of Pancreatic Cancer Awareness month, Pure Barre will be hosting a workout class to support early detection research. Whether you are a seasoned barre pro or a first-timer, there’s never been a better reason to get fit! Come out and join in the fight! READ MORE

11/12/2017: Bears Watch Party At Trophy Room
Bear down with the Rolfe Young Professionals Board and help fund early detection pancreatic cancer research at Trophy Room! In honor of Pancreatic Cancer Awareness month, Trophy Room will be hosting a “Kegs and Eggs” game watch in support of YPB’s November Events campaign.  Which means you’ve never had a better reason to watch football and have a brew (or two). Join us for 2 hours of beer and breakfast food as the Chicago Bears take on the Green Bay Packers! Feeling lucky? Get in on our 50/50 raffle event during the game and take home a prize! READ MORE

11/09/2017: Coping With Pancreatic Cancer
Patients and caregivers are invited to join Cancer Wellness Center for an evening of presentations and discussion featuring a multi-disciplinary team of pancreatic cancer healthcare professionals. Dr. Marisa Hill will review symptom management issues such as fatigue, nausea and pain control. Oncology Dietitian Lori Bumbaco will focus on maintaining proper nutrition during and after treatment. Dr. Katie Salyer will discuss how to cope with the emotional distress caused by the disease including sadness, anxiety, fear and anger. This program is supported by the Rolfe Pancreatic Cancer Foundation. READ MORE

11/07/2017: Stans Donuts for Dollars
Ever wanted to feel good about eating donuts?  Now’s your chance!  Stan’s Donuts is partnering with the Rolfe Foundation to fight pancreatic cancer.  In honor of November being Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month, select Stan’s locations are participating in a charitable giving event, and are donating 20% of purchases to Rolfe’s YPB November Events campaign. READ MORE

11/01/2017: Lou Malnati's Dine & Share
Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria is partnering with the Rolfe Foundation to take a slice out of pancreatic cancer.  In honor of November being Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month, select Lou’s locations are participating in a charitable Giveback Event, and are donating 20% of their sales to Rolfe’s YPB November Events campaign. READ MORE

11/01/2017: Jean Therapy
Our community partner, The Norton & Elaine Sarnoff Center for Jewish Genetics, is pleased to present its annual awareness event, Jean Therapy. Enjoy an evening of socializing and shopping while learning about Jewish genetic health and the resources available in our community. READ MORE


JULY 2017

07/29/2017: Domeapalooza
Domeapalooza's history revolves around the structure itself: The Dome. The Schwartz family purchased the house in the winter of 2013 with intention to turn The Dome into a music studio. This event featured several musicians all sharing the stage for friends and family. With multiple musical acts, unlimited food and drinks, and a phenomenal venue, Domeapalooza was an excited event to have benefit the Rolfe Pancreatic Cancer Foundation! READ MORE

07/20/2017: Evelyn's Walk
We are so honored that our longtime supporters hosted their 7th annual 'Evelyn's Walk' in remembrance of former employee, Evelyn Schap, on July 20th. Despite the heat and humidity more than 70 bank employees and family members participated in the walk, donating the profits to the ‪Rolfe Foundation‬. READ MORE