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A heartfelt thank you for supporting Couture for a Cure. The fashions were breathtaking and Grace’s journey with breast cancer is truly inspirational. We wish her the very best in her ongoing battle against this disease.

The event would not have been successful without your partnership. To each of you who attended, ​donated, or purchased raffle tickets; to our host committee and our sponsors; and to the whole Neiman Marcus team; you all gave so generously both monetarily and of your time.

Guest Speaker: Grace Lombardo

Grace Lombardo is a 2016 breast cancer survivor and is currently in her second battle with the disease. After her initial diagnosis, Grace started writing a blog #Grancer (Grace + cancer = Grancer) that has garnered over 550k views and has helped women and their families around the world grapple with and understand their diagnoses.

Grace has traveled the world as a public speaker and advocate. She is the protagonist of the documentary short GRACE, which follows her process of getting a mastectomy tattoo.

Grace’s mission is to connect with survivors and co-survivors in an effort to educate and show them that they are not alone.

Grace is the mother to three children ages 13, 11 & 8. She is a birth doula and currently works in the special education department of a local North Shore elementary school.

Host Committee

(In Formation)

Leslie Abramson
Adrienne Bauer
Lauren Bauer
Hillary Bauer-Cohen
Ilissa Berz *
Zivit Blonder *
Roberta Edelheit
Leemor Katz *
Sue Katz
Jill Kirshenbaum *
Tracy Loewenthal
Jodi Moll

Cindy Pogrund
Michelle Primack *
Rebecca Raff *
Jaime Rhum *
Amy Rubinstein
Lynne Shapiro
Debbie Simon
Caryn Skurnick
Dana Spiwak
Nancy Taxman
Cheryl Wittenstein
Deede Wittenstein
Jo Zinman

*Denotes Board Member

Thank You to Our Generous Sponsors

Runway Sponsor

The Bluhm Family

Roberta Edelheit

Barbara Field

Susan Katz

Andrea & Ken Saffir

Nancy & Marc Taxman

Model Sponsor

Evvie Alter

Lauren & Aaron Bauer

Susan M. Hillman

Anne L. Kaplan

Jodi Ann Moll

Caryn Skurnick

Amy Wise

Deede & Ed Wittenstein

Registration, Raffles and Sponsorship

Tickets: $72
Proof of vaccination required!


Runway Sponsorship – $1000
(includes name on event materials, 6 tickets to the fashion show, 6 raffle tickets)

Model Sponsorship – $500
(includes name on event materials, 3 tickets to the fashion show, 3 raffle tickets)

Please note: Sponsors who sign on to support the event after 5/2 will receive digital and verbal recognition at the event but will not appear on printed signage.

Raffle Tickets: 1 for $10, 3 for $25, and 6 for $50

Raffle Prizes Include:
Kendra Scott Jewelry

Wine Tasting Party for 12
Round of Golf for 4 at Ravinia Green Country Club
Wine Basket from Paulie’s Wine Bar & Restaurant
Gift Cards from Local Restaurants, Sugarcoated Bakery, Over the Top, and more!

ICRF Professionals

Allyson Marks Greenfield
Chicago Executive Director
[email protected]

Sandy Rosen
Director of Development
[email protected]

Michelle Soble
Operations and Development Associate Director
[email protected]

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