The 8th Annual Wings To Cure Gala

Join us this November to help raise funds in support of Dr. Platanias and his incredible team of researchers, scientists, and oncologists at the Robert H. Lurie’s Comprehensive Cancer Research Center at Northwestern University

What has transpired over the years have been the most special and meaningful events that HCRF creates in order to draw in generous individuals that have an absolute impact on funding for cancer research. Each event in itself tells a story of cancer patients and cancer survivors opening up to hundreds of guests about their triumphs and struggles with this disease that we hope will bring light to and touch all who witness hearing these stories.

We could not do the work we do for cancer researchers and patients without the help of generous supporters like you. We hope you will join in HCRF's mission & legacy.

A Special Message From Your 2023
Wings To Cure Gala Chair Couple
Evangelo Bousis & Peter Dundas


Tickets are NOW AVAILABLE!

Explore our unique and exclusive experiences and gifts right here!
To participate in the November 11th draw and have a chance to WIN, simply click the link below!

Oh Sweet! Sugar Factory Dinner for 20

Sugar Factory is set to host an all-inclusive extravaganza for 20 quests! Enjoy a sugartastic experience with a DJ, all you can eat candies, delectable desserts, food, and more!
Please note, gratuity is not included.*Reservation must
be mutually agreed upon by both parties
before confirmation.

Donated by: A Friend of HCRF

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Las Vegas Weekend for 2

Two VIP tickets to the 2023 Stanley Cup Champions the Las Vegas Golden Knights vs. the New York Islanders hockey game on January 6, 2024 at 7 PM PST at T- Mobile Arena. The seats are located in section 6, Row N, Seats 1&2.

This package includes a $300 dinner certificate to Bavettes inside Park MGM.

A one night stay at Park MGM.

Donated by: Vicky and Peter Palivos


NOUS- Santorini 3 Night Stay

3 Night stay in a Double Superior room with Breakfast at NOUS Santorini Hotel.
Discover a 5-star luxury resort hotel with unique character and world-class interior design and exterior landscape, blending Santorini’s history with contemporary flair. A move away from mass and speed, towards space, experiences, connections and slowness.
*Valid for Season 2024 (May to October), Subject to hotel's availability

Donated by: NOUS Santorini Luxury Hotel

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A Weekend Stay At the Sable Hotel Chicago for Two

Sable Hotel Stay for 2 with breakfast included.
Enjoy a weekend stay at the Sable at Navy Pier with breakfast included, one of Chicago’s signature destinations with a unique blend of elegance and comfort, and amazing lake views that have to be seen to be believed.

Donated by: A Friend of HCRF


Nally Jewels N.Y. Multi Gemstone and Diamond Ring

The center is cushion-shape pinkish clear quartz. Accented with diamond set flower with pink, orange and yellow sapphires Made in 18k white gold.
Size: 6.5+.

Donated by: Adelina Nalbandian Markarian

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Psistaria Dinner for 10

Enjoy a traditional Greek cuisine for a party of 10 with pure food indulgence in mind with Psistaria's internationally and seasonally inspired menu.
Located in Lincolnwood, IL

Donated by: Psistaria

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A Delaware Experience for 6 : Friday, Saturday, Sunday

A stay in Delaware including a day at the Wilmington Country Club, a two night three day stay at The Inn at Montchanin Village & Spa (Friday, Saturday, Sunday) with breakfest included.
This package also includes dinner for 6 at Krazy Kat's - Inside The Montchanin, and dinner for 6 at Bardea (gift card will be given to winner).

Donated by: Soula and Andonis Mistras


A Few of OUR 2023 Silent Auction Items

Stay Tuned! More Items To Come...

Explore our unique and exclusive experiences and gifts right here!

To participate in the November 11th Silent Auction and have a chance to WIN, simply click the link below!
A very special thank you to our generous Silent Auction donors!!

"Song of The Sea" - 64cm Long Sculpture made out of White Naxian Marble

Donated by: Alexander Reichardt


A chef inspired family style Italian dinner with wine pairings for 10 guests at Carmine’s Rosemont

Donated by: Carmine's Rosemont - Phyllis Calabrese


Oasis Falafel's Vegetarian Feast for 20

Donated by: Oasis Falafel LLC - Ofer Sivan

Our 2023 Sponsors

Lurie Cancer Centers Fueling Breakthroughs Through Collaboration

We would like to acknowledge and express gratitude to the constituents who donated towards cancer research at the Hippocratic Cancer Research Foundation at Northwestern. The researchers, doctors, and oncologists who work tirelessly to find a cure for cancer are truly dedicated and inspiring individuals, and their efforts are supported by the generosity of donors like you. As seen here, our amazing researching teams acknowledgement of your contributions is a wonderful way to show appreciation for their hard work and dedication to such an important cause. We honor and recognize their efforts and the impact that their work has on so many lives. Please click the photo below to be inspired.

“It is about time that cancer is defeated once and for all.  With the new technologies and advances in science  we have an opportunity to do this, like we never had before in history. The support of HCRF has been transformative for our efforts and strengthens our determination to defeat this disease one day”

           -Dr. Leonidas Platanias
Director of the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center at Northwestern University

For further questions and information please email us for information about Early Sponsorship and Underwriting for this event. Contact Kristen at

Thank you for all your support!