The health and safety of our immune compromised supporters, volunteers, staff, and community at-large are of the utmost importance. Therefore, we will be requiring all individuals attending this year’s Taste of Hope to be fully vaccinated with either one dose of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine or two-doses of the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. Instructions on how we will be tracking this is coming soon.
Certainly, we are erring on the side of caution and proceeding deliberately and carefully. However, as a public health organization that serves the immune-compromised, our responsibility is greater to protect the health, safety, and well-being of those that trust us.
We regularly assess potential for in-person events and strictly adhere to all federal and local health department guidance including event size and masking.
WHERE CULINARY ARTS, COCKTAILS, AND CREATIVITY COLLIDE.
Taste of Hope brings award-winning chefs and Chicago foodies together to celebrate the American Cancer Society's progress in the fight against cancer.
This year the event will be held on November 4, 2021. Taste of Hope has always featured our wonderful Chicagoland restaurants and this year is no different.
Now in its eighth year, the event is hosted annually by the American Cancer Society’s Taste of Hope Executive Leadership Council 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.
THANK YOU TO OUR 2021 PRESENTING SPONSORS:
In Memoriam of Thomas and Barbara Innis
ROSE GOLD SPONSORS
Bank of America
Mr. & Mrs. Sue & Gregory Besio
Clune Construction Company
Deutsche Bank Securities Inc
DW Hammer, LLC
Griffith Family Foundation
Riverside Investments & Development
THANK YOU to our
2021 TASTING STATIONS!
A Taste of the Philippines
Big Shoulders Coffee
Chicago Chop House
Goat Group Catering by Stephanie Izard
Osteria Via Stato
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.
Victoria De La Huerga, ADM
Jeff Liljeberg*, JLL
Sarah Busch, Perkins+Will
Samantha Esposito, Chicago Burger Bible
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
Josh Meyer, Salesforce
Mitchell Obstfeld, StoryTime Design
Christa Oldham, The Plexus Groupe
Dan Osten, Salesforce
Christina Piper, JLL
John Stephanian, ADM
Meg Toth, Seyfarth Shaw
John Vakos, Salesforce
Dan Wikel, FTI Consulting
Tony Wright, Arup
*American Cancer Society Illinois Board Member