Dr. Mark Israel, Former Director Of Dartmouth’s Cancer Center, Named National Executive Director Of The Israel Cancer Research Fund


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ICRF | Chicago


Archived Events:

2017 Tower of Hope Gala
Wednesday, November 1, 2017 - 6:00pm

Click here to sponsor, register, purchase a tribute or donate!


Gala Co-Chairs
Jacki & Bruce Barron
Dr. Richard Herman
Goldie & Jack Miller

Gala Host Committee
(In Formation)
Leslie & David Abramson Dr. Gary Grad
Mark Achler Andy Hochberg
Dr. Jessica Altman Katie Intrater
Lauren Cohn Adrienne & Jeffrey Kriezelman
Roberta & Richard Edelheit Michael Nortman
Sam Fields Debbie & Marc Pershan
Paul T. Fox Sam Pfeffer
Brooke & Rich Friedman Cindy & David Pogrund
Liz Geifman David Reich
Karina & Keith Goode Mark Robbins
Carrie & Eric S. Gordon David Weinstein

Medical Advisory Committee

Dr. Jessica Altman* Dr. David Hakimian
Dr. Bruce Brockstein Dr. Lynne Kaminer
Dr. Olga Frankfurt Dr. Carole Rosenberg
Dr. Adi Gidron Dr. Seema Singhai
Dr. Gary Grad*  

*Denotes Medical Advisory Committee Co-Chair

Israel Cancer Research Fund, Chicago Chapter
Two Northfield Plaza, #245, Northfield, IL 60093

Spin for a Cure
Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 6:00pm

Join Visions Young Leadership of ISRAEL CANCER RESEARCH FUND to Spin for a Cure!
The event will start at 6pm at SPiN, 344 State Street, Chicago.
Your ticket includes 2 drink tickets, 2 hours of ping pong, and delicious hot appetizers.


I can't attend but would like to donate




Revolving Tables
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 5:30pm to 9:00pm
Ivy Room


ICRF Visions Young Leadership presents its 3rd annual “Revolving Tables”, a social and networking event for a cause to be held at the Ivy Room in Chicago.  Hosting approximately 150+ young professionals, the event aims to raise awareness and funds for Israel Cancer Research Fund, while providing an evening of great food, professional growth, and social exchange.

Throughout the cocktails and 3-course meal, participants will have the opportunity to meet other young professionals and engage with prominent executives and community leaders. At each course the young professionals rotate tables, offering a new and exclusive opportunity to interact with professional mentors, trendsetters, and industry leaders.

For more information, please contact Sandy Rosen at sandy.rosen@icrfonline.org.

ICRF Chicago 2016 Tower of Hope Gala
Wednesday, November 16, 2016 - 6:00pm to 11:00pm
The Standard Club
Chicago, IL

Please join ICRF Chicago as we honor 
Dr. Jessica Altman
Dr. Olga Frankfurt
Wednesday, November 16, 2016
Cocktails: 6:00 p.m., Dinner: 7:00 p.m.
Standard Club, 320 South Plymouth Court, Chicago
Dietary laws observed
Business Attire


For More Information &/or To Register:  ►CLICK HERE

ICRF Chicago Spin for a Cure
Sunday, September 18, 2016 - 3:00pm to 4:15pm
Soul Cycle Old Town, 1225 N Wells Street
Chicago, IL

For More Information or To Register:  ►CLICK HERE

Fashion and Conversation - Rachel's Society Event 2016
Wednesday, July 27, 2016 - 11:30am to 11:30pm
833 W. Washington
Chicago, Illinois

Space is limited to 50 attendees

Registration Fee:  $50 per person
(applicable toward any Rachel's Society Membership level)




Rachel's Society Memberships

Full Annual Membership ~ $1,800

Associate Membership ~ $1,200

Rising Membership ~ $600

ICRF Revolving Tables 2016
Thursday, April 14, 2016 - 5:30pm
The Ivy Room

Back by popular demand: Revolving Tables 2016

Experience a Special Evening with Chicago's Top Execs
Young Professional Networking and Divine Food 

All For A Greater Cause

Chicago young professionals enjoy a three course meal
Each course with a different mentor

For more information, go to the Revolving Tables homepage by clicking here. 

Register now!

Share with your friends and colleagues!

2015 Tower of Hope Gala
Wednesday, November 18, 2015 - 6:00pm
InterContinental Chicago
Chicago, IL

Please join ICRF Chicago
as we honor
Jacki & Bruce Barron
and present a Lifetime Achievement Award to
Dr. Steven T. Rosen 
Provost, City of Hope 

Special Guest
Bonnie Hunt 

Wednesday, November 18, 2015
Cocktails: 6:00 p.m., Dinner: 7:00 p.m.
InterContinental Chicago, 505 N Michigan Avenue
Sponsorship opportunities available
Dietary laws observed
Business Attire


Chicago Visions Bar and Movie Night
Thursday, July 16, 2015 - 6:30pm to 9:30pm
The Motel Bar

Join Israel Cancer Research Fund's

Visions Young Professionals for:

Bar and Movie Night
Thursday, July 16
The Motel Bar
6:30-9:30 PM

Motel Bar will provide an open bar and food
from 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Movie begins at 7:45 pm
Tickets: $30 ($36 at the door) Don't miss out!

It will be even more fun with friends so share with a friend and SIGN UP TODAY!

Meet an ICRF supported scientist:
Dr. Osnat Ashur-Fabian
Tel Aviv University

Learn about Dr Asher-Fabian's exciting research on how thyroid activity impacts cancer. Hear her personal story about how she became invested in finding cures and treatments for difficult to treat cancers.

Don't miss it!

Register Today!



Rachel's Society Event with Dr. Osnat Ashur-Fabian
Wednesday, July 15, 2015 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Home of Naomi Senser
Highland Park


Dr. Osnat Ashur--Fabian's research explores the relationship between the thyroid gland and cancer growth.

Her story of how her personal and professional life came together is quite compelling and the Chicago Chapter of Israel Cancer Research Fund is thrilled to be hosting her on July 15th.

Information about Rachel's Society
Within ICRF, Rachel's Society focuses on women's cancer awareness and research. When you become a member of Rachel's Society, our ICRF-funded scientists are better able to continue their promising cancer research. We invite you to join Rachel's Society to connect with peers who have dedicated themselves to finding a cure through ICRF. Members attend annual lectures where prominent oncologists, including ICRF-funded scientists speak about the newest development in women's cancers.

Memberships for the Rachel's Society are priced in several tiers.

Rising Membership: $600
Associate Membership: $1,200
Full Annual Membership Minimum: $1,800


For reservations, please contact Jennifer Flink at 847-914-9120 or jennifer.flink@icrfonline.org

There is no charge to attend this event.



Revolving Tables - A Professional Networking Event
Thursday, April 16, 2015 - 5:30pm to 9:00pm
Ivy Room - 12 East Ohio Street Chicago, IL 60611

WHEN: April 16, 2015, 5:30PM - 9:00PM
​WHERE: Ivy Room - 12 East Ohio Street, Chicago, IL 60611

Revolving Tables is a professional networking event for a cause. Throughout  the reception and 3-course meal, participants will have the opportunity to switch tables, meet other young professionals and engage with renowned CEOs and Executives. Each course will be a new, thirty minute experience providing an exclusive opportunity to interact with professional mentors, trendsetters, and industry leaders.
During the registration process you will select the top 5 mentors you want to sit with. We will do our very best to accommodate your mentor selections. After each 30 minute course, you will move to a new table featuring a new mentor. Three courses means three different mentors!

Make sure you reserve your spot at the exclusive $90 early-bird rate before they sell out. Feel free to invite your fellow young professional peers as well.

All proceeds support groundbreaking cancer research by the Israel Cancer Research Fund (ICRF), which has created life saving and extending treatments for multiple myeloma, leukemia, ovarian, breast and AIDs-related cancers.

Be guaranteed 3 of your top 5 mentor selections by registering early!

Early Bird registration until March 26, 2015!




Questions? Contact Jennifer Flink at jennifer.flink@icrfonline.org


2014 Man of Distinction Gala Honoring Jeffrey Kriezelman
Tuesday, December 2, 2014 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Hotel InterContinental

Visions Bike for the Fight with Tom Peled & Rooftop Party
Sunday, August 24, 2014 - 3:00pm to 6:30pm

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm
Home of Lori Komisar

Address provided after RSVP to:


Dr. Yaqub Hanna of the Weizmann Institute speaking on Stem Cells: Goals, Promises, and Realities at Dr. & Mrs. Ralph Weichselbaum
Monday, July 28, 2014 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm

Visions Brunch and Conversation
Sunday, February 9, 2014 - 11:00am
Home of Justin Kriezelman



Want to make an impact this year?

ICRF Young Leadership

Visions Committee Brunch

Please join us for bagels and conversation about the 
Israel Cancer Research Fund 
Do you know someone who has been impacted by cancer? Are you interested in creating & shaping a young leadership chapter for an organization whose goal is to cure cancer?  
Be a part of the first Chicago ICRF Visions Chapter meeting where we will learn about cutting edge research taking place in Israel direct from the source, with a video conference with Dr. Carmit Levy of Tel Aviv University.
(See Levy's bio below)

February 9, 2014 
From 11 AM - 1 PM


Hosted by

Gillian Kriezelman
Justin Kriezelman
RSVP at gillian.kriezelman@gmail.com  

Visit our website!  


Carmit Levy
Dr. Carmit Levy (department of Human Molecular Genetics and Biochemistry at Tel Aviv University is working on promising approaches to prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of malignant melanoma. 
Born in Jerusalem, Levy established her lab at Tel Aviv University in 2011 after completing post-doctoral studies at Harvard Medical School in Boston. She began her academic career at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, where she received a B.A. in biology, followed by a M.Sc in pharmacology and a PhD in Biochemistry.

Israel Cancer Research Fund
PO Box 405 
Deerfield, Illinois 60015
Jennifer Flink, Director of Development Chicago Chapter


Congregation Beth Shalom's Cantorial Cabaret Benefiting ICRF
Sunday, October 13, 2013 - 3:00pm
Congregation Beth Shalom

    To Buy Tickets, Call Congregation Beth Shalom at 847.498.4100


Sponsor Opening Night Chicago Festival of Israeli Cinema
Thursday, October 3, 2013 - 6:15pm
AMC Theaters at Northbrook Court

 Click here to buy tickets: israelifilmchi3.eventbrite.com