Crystal Heart Ball Raises $450k for OSF Little Company of Mary   Emergency Department Modernization


Crystal Heart Ball Raises $450k for OSF Little Company of Mary 
Emergency Department Modernization 

The OSF HealthCare Foundation Little Company of Mary Medical Center hosted the 30th annual Crystal Heart Ball on Feb. 1 at the Field Museum raising $450,000, with proceeds benefitting OSF Little Company of Mary’s Emergency Department modernization project. 

More than 670 guests danced the night away to the musical stylings by Maggie Speaks – Talk of the Town Big Band, while experiencing international cultures and artifacts from around the worldThe Master of Ceremonies for the evening was Nancy Loo, WGN News reporter.  

Each year, the Crystal Heart Ball showcases individuals and organizations for their outstanding accomplishments and service. The Venerable Mary Potter Humanitarian Award honors those whose personal and professional accomplishments embody the ideas, vision and mission of Venerable Mary Potter, who founded the Little Company of Mary Sisters in 1877.  

This year, the honoree was Patrick Elwood – a Little Company of Mary baby alum, Crystal Heart Ball Master of Ceremonies since 2012, and a general assignment reporter for WGN News. Elwood was honored for his work with the St. Baldrick’s Foundation and the REACT4Ryan Foundation. REACT is the Lt. Ryan Elwood Awareness, Counseling and Training Fund for First Responders in need of mental health and emotional assistance. 

Lindsay and Chris Vandenberg chaired this year’s event along with co-chairs Laura and Sushant Taksande, MDThe Foundation raffled a Grand Prize Luxury Vacation for two to Bora Bora, or $15,000, won by John Graham of Lake Forest. 

Click Here to learn more about the OSF HealthCare Foundation, including how to make a donation to OSF Little Company of Mary Medical CenterFor more information on OSF HealthCare Little Company of Mary Medical Centervisit     


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