Edward Foundation raises $940,000 at gala

  • Dr. Karl Napekoski of Naperville bids on a live auction package during the Edward Foundation's 29th annual gala. A portion of the proceeds will go toward the purchase a new $2.7 million PET CT scanner.

    Dr. Karl Napekoski of Naperville bids on a live auction package during the Edward Foundation's 29th annual gala. A portion of the proceeds will go toward the purchase a new $2.7 million PET CT scanner. Courtesy of Edward Foundation

 
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Updated 10/22/2019 7:31 PM

The Edward Foundation recently raised $940,000 at its 29th annual gala, "The Big Gig: 1001 Nights."

Nearly 700 people attended the event, which is the foundation's largest fundraiser of the year.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

A portion of the proceeds 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 health care initiatives, invest in the most advanced diagnostic and treatment technology, recruit world-class medical professionals and deliver 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 edwardfoundation.org.