Rolfe Community Events

We are so grateful to the following companies, organizations, and communities for hosting an event to benefit the Rolfe Foundation. Through their hard work and commitment they help increase awareness of pancreatic cancer and raise funds to support early detection research. 

Upcoming Community Events:


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

Past Community Events:

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


12/01/2016:  Kendra Scott Gives Back
Enjoy sips, sweets and jewels at an official Kendra Gives Back event benefitting Rolfe’s YPB November Events Campaign at the renowned retailer’s Michigan Avenue location.  Whether you need some dashing new threads for yourself, or are looking to give a seriously stylish holiday season gift, Kendra Scott and the Rolfe Foundation Young Professionals Board have you covered. READ MORE


11/29/2016:  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

11/21/2016:  Guest Bartending at Vaughan’s
Toast to funding early detection pancreatic cancer research with the Rolfe Foundation Young Professionals Board as members of YPB try their hand behind the taps for a guest bartending event at Vaughan’s Pub in Lakeview. READ MORE

11/17/2016: Get Fit With YPB
Have you ever thought that working out would be so much more fun if it was less about lifting weights and more about dancing?  If you have, you’re in luck! READ MORE

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. 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. By showing 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

11/11/2016: YPB's Holiday Party
This year marks the Rolfe Foundation Young Professionals Board's FIFTH OUTING of our annual Holiday Party celebration, and with your help we're going to make it an anniversary for the ages! READ MORE

11/05/2016: United in Purple: Walk To Benefit Pancreatic Cancer
Help make United in Purple Walk through downtown Northbrook a huge success! Everyone is invited, bring friends and family. READ MORE

11/05/2016: Workout with Bellicon
Join the Rolfe Foundation’s YPB for an introductory class at Bellicon: West Loop. Jump into Bellicon’s world as you jump around on the trampoline, and alternate between a fierce cardio workout and some super strength training. READ MORE

Ever wanted to eat pizza for charity?  Now’s your chance!  On Tuesday, November 1st 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 Giving Day, and are donating 20% of their sales to Rolfe’s YPB November Events campaign. READ MORE


10/17/2016: Total Health Challenge
The Rolfe Pancreatic Cancer Foundation has teamed up with Chicago Primal Gym to offer the "Total Health Challenge," a 25-day fitness program starting Monday, October 17th. READ MORE


09/25/2016: Spare A Life:  Strike Out Pancreatic Cancer
Support Jessica Rolfe's Mitzvah Project to benefit the Rolfe Pancreatic Cancer Foundation‬. Join Jessica, family, and friends at this community event from 4:00PM - 6:00PM at Brunswick Zone Bowling Alley in Deerfield, IL on Sunday, September 25th to raise money for early detection pancreatic cancer research. READ MORE

09/23/2016: Another Young Supporter!
With the idea of "healing the world" in mind, Shaye Gruber chose a cause dear to his heart for his Mitzvah Project. He decided to raise necessary funds for the Rolfe Foundation and their mission to find an early detection pancreatic cancer test.  Shaye was inspired to help Rolfe due to the loss of a close family friend's mother to Pancreatic Cancer. This loss allowed him to see the impact of the disease and helped him realize something needed to be done to help change the devasting statistics that come along with a PC diagnosis. READ MORE


08/16/2016: Marquette Bank Does It Again & We Couldn't Be More Grateful!
The longtime supporters hosted their 6th annual 'Evelyn's Walk' in remembrance of former employee, Evelyn Schap, who passed away from‪ ‎Pancreatic Cancer‬ in 2010. More than 80 bank employees and family members participated in the walk, donating the profits to the ‪Rolfe Foundation‬. READ MORE

JULY 2016

07/21/2016: United for a Cure: Benefiting the Rolfe Foundation
Join the Illinois AFL-CIO, Chicago Federation of Labor, Chicago and Cook County Building Trades, and the Rolfe Pancreatic Cancer Foundation in honoring Michael B. Goldberg and Joseph A. Borrelli. Enjoy fantastic raffle/auction items, food, music, and cocktails all while learning more about pancreatic cancer and early detection pancreatic cancer research. READ MORE

JUNE 2016

06/14/2016: Rolfe Young Professionals Board - Meet and Greet
Join the Rolfe YPB for drink specials and complementary appetizers on the beautiful roof deck of Citizen Bar! Get to know our current board members, and find answers to any questions you have about our work, the Ambassadors Program, and our plans for the future. READ MORE

06/01/2016: Pig Pals 4 Pancreatic Cancer Support!
Sofia Cabrera, a 5th grader at Owen Elementary in Naperville, is doing a "Capstone" school project.  She chose pancreatic cancer because her grandmother died of it a few years ago. Her goal is to raise $50 by selling "Pig Pals." These are tiny, homemade, cylinder-shaped (incredibly adorable) stuffed pigs. READ MORE

MAY 2016

05/14/2016: Kiss My PancreASS
Team BigDFaust is at it again! Supporters of Derek "Big D" Faust joined together at 210 Green Bay Road Saturday, on May 14th for a fun night of food, drinks, and live music to benefit the Rolfe Pancreatic Cancer Foundation!! READ MORE

APRIL 2016

04/15/2016: DASH for Detection: Kick Off Party!
The Denim Lounge hosted the DASH for Detection kick off party! Denim lounge is located on the North Side of Chicago in the Roscoe Village neighborhood, they offer the latest and greatest in denim for men, and women. Thanks to the generosity of The Denim Lounge, adult beverages were provided and 20% of all sales from this event went directly to the ‪Rolfe Foundation‬'s DASH for Detection. READ MORE

04/07/2016: Blue Orchid Goes Purple - LADIES NIGHT
The DASH for Detection team, bigDfaust, and Blue Orchid Salon in Highland Park hosted a LADIES NIGHT on April 7th from 6-9PM in Highland Park at the Blue Orchid Salon and Spa. The night included mini spa services, appetizers, dessert, drinks, coupons toward purchases from Stella & Dot or Rodan + Fields, and much more! 100% of ticket sales went directly to the ‪Rolfe Foundation‬. READ MORE

04/06/2016: What's Jewish about BRCA and Jean Therapy
Our community partner, The Center for Jewish Genetics proudly to presented, in partnership with the Basser Center for BRCA, a panel discussion to educate women and men in the Jewish community. Experts discussed the risks for hereditary cancers: pancreatic, breast, ovarian, prostate, and melanoma. READ MORE

MARCH 2016

03/14/2016: Rolfe Symposium - Cancer and Your Genes
The Rolfe Foundation was pleased to present another installment of our Educational Symposia series Cancer and Your Genes: Assessing Gastrointestinal Cancer Risk and Prevention, co-hosted with Cancer Wellness Center in Northbrook. READ MORE


02/29/2016: Leap Day = Donate Day!
Since this day only comes around every 4 years, the Rolfe Foundation wanted the gift of an extra day to mean a little more. With that in mind, we thought Leap Day should become 'Donate Day' - a day for giving! READ MORE


01/21/2016:  CharityScenes Social
The Rolfe YPB attended the All Associate Board Social, CharityScenes Social; an event to serve young professionals interested in joining a non-profit board. To learn more about about Charity Scenes READ MORE


11/14/2015: Pure Barre Class (Old Town Location)
The Rolfe YPB and Pure Barre Old Town joined forces with an all-level fitness session! Pure Barre gave over 100% of the funds from this donation based class (over $300 in just one hour) to the Rolfe Foundation. READ MORE

11/10/2015: Lou Malnati's Dine & Share
Thanks for supporting the Rolfe Foundation while eating delicious pizza! Lou Malnati's pledged to support early detection research by donating up to 20% of sales from their Gold Coast, River North, and Highland Park locations. READ MORE

11/08/2015: Guest Bartending at Irish Eyes
Members of the Rolfe Young Professionals Board, along with some friends, volunteered to test their skills behind the bar at Irish Eyes, a classic Lincoln Park tavern. Irish Eyes generously donated 100% of the tips (nearly $500) directly to benefit Rolfe's mission! READ MORE

11/05/2015: Rolfe Symposium
The Rolfe Foundation was pleased to present another installment of our Educational Symposia series Analyzing Your Genome: a Discussion on Personalized Medicine, co-hosted with Cancer Wellness Center in Northbrook, this engaging program illuminated not only how personalized medicine can be used to combat pancreatic cancer, but also how it can be used in the treatment of all cancers. READ MORE

11/03/2015: ENRGi CharityWERQ Fitness Class
The Rolfe Foundation Young Professionals Board and friends jump-started our November events by working up a good sweat for a great cause. In only one hour, they successfully raised over $200 for early detection pancreatic cancer research. READ MORE


10/08/2015: What's Jewish About BRCA?
Our community partner, The Center for Jewish Genetics was proud to present, in partnership with the Basser Center for BRCA, a panel discussion to educate women and men in the Jewish community. Experts discussed your risk for hereditary cancers: pancreatic, breast, ovarian, prostate, and melanoma. READ MORE


09/01/2015:  Pure Barre Raised Over $2,000 for Rolfe
We are pleased to announce that Pure Barre Deerfield surpassed their goal and collected over $2,000 in donations from generous supporters during the Pure Barre Pure Give Challenge! READ MORE


08/12/2015:  Marquette Bank Supports Rolfe
Employees of Marquette Bank, a locally-owned neighborhood bank, recently held their 5th walk in Orland Park in remembrance of Evelyn Schap, a retired senior manager, who passed away from pancreatic cancer in 2010. READ MORE


12/22/14: Deerfield High School Concludes Fundraising Efforts
After two all-too-short weeks of remarkable fundraising efforts, Deerfield High School has concluded their student-led charity drive, School Chest 2014.  READ MORE