Northwestern Mutual-Chicago raises $159K for childhood cancer research

  • The signature fundraising event to support Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation was held at Glen Oak Country Club in Glen Ellyn.

    The signature fundraising event to support Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation was held at Glen Oak Country Club in Glen Ellyn. Courtesy of Northwestern Mutual

Submitted by Karen E. Spillers
Updated 8/6/2019 6:08 PM

Over the last five years, Northwestern Mutual -- Chicago's financial professionals have come together to support Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation, raising more than $377,000.

This year's dinner auction and golf outing broke previous records with more than $159,000 raised for the non-profit that funds groundbreaking research for childhood cancer treatment and cures.


"Raising public awareness, funding pediatric cancer research and ultimately finding better treatments and a cure are the drivers to our firm's philanthropic outreach," said Nikki Perryman, co-chair of the firm's Childhood Cancer Impact Initiative. "We are a culture of caring, and I am grateful to all our financial professionals and corporate sponsors for their support of this important cause."

Cancer is the leading cause of death by disease in children younger than 19 in the U.S., yet childhood cancer research and services are vastly and consistently underfunded. Northwestern Mutual launched its Childhood Cancer Program in 2012 to accelerate the search for cures to childhood cancer and to provide much-needed support to families battling the disease.

To date, Northwestern Mutual, through its Foundation, has raised more than $20 million for the cause and helped to fund more than 240,000 hours of research to help discover life-saving treatments for children affected by the disease.

Sponsors for the 2019 event included: Presenting sponsor M&M Bank, Lemon sponsor Exclusive Insurance Brokerage, Hole sponsors Brown CPA Group, Ltd, Guaranteed Rate, Culture Index, CorpComm Strategies, Legg Mason Global Asset Management, Schmidt & Schmidt, Al Piemonte Nissan, and Hartford Funds.

Northwestern Mutual -- Chicago, with offices in Downtown Chicago, Deerfield, Oak Brook and Rosemont, is a leading Chicago-based financial planning firm providing expert guidance to help clients manage financial risk and achieve financial security. Further information on the firm can be found at

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