Edward Foundation raises $940,000 at annual gala

October 30, 2019
Big Gig 6308 The Edward Foundation raised $940,000 at its 29th annual gala, The Big Gig: 1001 Nights, on Sept. 28 at the Westin Lombard. Nearly 700 people attended the event, which is the Foundation’s largest fundraiser of the year. A portion of the funds raised this year will be used to purchase a new $2.7 million PET CT scanner to replace the current scanner which has been in operation at the Edward Cancer Center in Naperville since 2005. A PET CT scan is one method doctors use to find cancer and determine its stage.

The Edward Foundation was established in 1990 and has raised more than $52.5 million to support Edward Hospital’s community healthcare initiatives, invest in the most advanced diagnostic and treatment technology, recruit world-class medical professionals and deliver the highest quality care to almost 1.7 million patients in its service area. To make a donation to or for more information about the Foundation, call (630) 527-3954 or visit www.edwardfoundation.org.