Edward Foundation raises $940,000 at gala
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.