2021 PRESENTED BY:

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OUR 2020 REINVENTION

WHERE CULINARY ARTS, COCKTAILS, AND CREATIVITY COLLIDE.

Thursday, November 4, 2021

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TASTE OF HOPE  brings award-winning chefs and Chicago foodies together to celebrate the American Cancer Society's progress in the fight against cancer.

 

The 8th Annual Taste of Hope will be held on November 4, 2021. This year supporters will enjoy their culinary experience at home or in a private room at a prominent Chicago restaurant. Taste of Hope has always featured our wonderful Chicagoland restaurants and this year is no different. In today’s environment, the restaurant industry has been particularly hit hard and we want to make sure we continue to support this important community.
 

Now in its seventh year, the event is hosted annually by the American Cancer Society’s Taste of Hope Executive Leadership Committee and has raised over $2,300,000 to support the American Cancer Society’s mission and goal of eliminating cancer as a major health problem.

While enjoying the best of Chicago's culinary scene, we raise our glasses to:

  • Leading the fight for a world without cancer

  • Preventing 2.9 million cancer deaths since 1991

  • Promoting healthy lifestyles including eating right and staying active

But even as we celebrate a 29% decline in cancer death rates, we know there is more left to do.  One in two men and one in three women will get cancer in their lifetime. Simply put, the cancer fight still needs you.

 

SPONSORS

THANK YOU TO OUR 2020 PRESENTING SPONSORS:

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2021 Event Leadership

Thank you to our 2021 Taste of Hope Executive Leadership Committee! This group of Chicagoland business and philanthropic leaders drive the success of the event and promote the mission of the American Cancer Society.  

Co-Chairs:

Victoria De La Huerga, ADM

Jeff Liljeberg*, JLL

Council Members:

Sarah Busch, Perkins+Will   

Kevin Donohoe, ML Realty Partners

Tom Evans*, Kemper Corporation

Rosie Gillam, Edelman

Carolyn Gold Aberman, Lucas Group

Tara Gonio, Salesforce

Laura Goodman, Dine-It-4ward

Rebecca Halloran, University of Chicago

Linda Kanoski, CBRE

Julia Lindquist, O'Malley Construction

Shanda McFadden, Merrill Lynch

Josh Meyer, Salesforce

Mitchell Obstfeld, StoryTime Design

Dan Osten, Salesforce

Christa Oldham, The Plexus Groupe

Christina Piper, Ware Malcomb

John Stephanian, ADM

Meg Toth, Seyfarth Shaw
John Vakos, Salesforce

Dan Wikel, FTI Consulting
Tony Wright, Arup

*American Cancer Society Downtown Board Member

 
 

THANK YOU to our

2019 tasting STATIONS!

90th Meridian

Althea

Art of Dosa

Barton G

Big Shoulders Coffee

Black Dog Gelato

Brickstone Brewery

Chicago Chop House

The Chopping Block

FINO

Formento's

Gather

Haymarket

Joe's Seafood

Mable's Table

Osteria via Stato

Pinstripes

Steadfast

Summer House Santa Monica

Sunda

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A Taste of the Philippines

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Contact Us:

CONTACT:

Meghan Gauen

Sr. Manager, Distinguished Events

American Cancer Society

meghan.gauen@cancer.org

MAILING ADDRESS

ATTN: Taste of Hope Office

American Cancer Society

One East Wacker, Suite 1500

Chicago, IL 60601