Crystal Heart Ball Honors Pat Mac’s Pack  

The OSF HealthCare Little Company of Mary Medical Center Crystal Heart Ball will be held Sat., Feb. 3, 6:30 p.m., the Museum of Science & Industry, 5700 S. DuSable Lake Shore Drive. 

The theme for the black-tie event is Rhythm of the Night. The evening begins with cocktails followed by dinner, a program emceed by Patrick Elwood and Dina Bair from WGN-TV, and dancing to music provided by Maggie Speaks – Talk of the Town Big Band. 

This will be the 32nd anniversary of the Crystal Heart Ball with proceeds going to the new Electrophysiology (EP) lab at OSF Little Company of Mary. In a dedicated EP lab, providers can utilize precision equipment to diagnose heart rhythm issues and provide critical, lifesaving, and state-of-the art cardiology treatment for patients. 

The annual Venerable Mary Potter Humanitarian Award will be presented Pat Mac’s Pack and honors those whose work embodies the ideas, vision and mission of Venerable Mary Potter, who founded the Little Company of Mary Sisters in 1877. 

Pat Mac’s Pack raises funds and awareness for pediatric brain tumor research. Patrick Thomas McNamara died at 13 from a pediatric brain tumor disease known as ependymoma. He was the child of Thomas and Deidre McNamara, who established Pat Mac’s Pack in his memory. The charitable organization raises funds for drug research and development, and the advancement of novel surgical procedures used to treat pediatric brain tumors. The organization also provides funds to assist young cancer patients and their families.  

Chairpersons for the 2024 Crystal Heart Ball are Dr. Chadi Nouneh and Yvonne Nouneh, and Marci Schneider Batsakis.  

For tickets and information visit osfhealthcare.org/foundation and search Get Involved then Events.  

For more information on OSF HealthCare Little Company of Mary Medical Center, visit  osfhealthcare.org/little-company-of-mary/.   

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