Jude Abella Fundraiser

June 30th, 2016 | hereschicago
Jude Abella fundraiser

Jude Abella

Jude Abella Fundraiser

Our dear friend and ray of sunshine is now in the fight of her life – battling Stage 3 Multiple Myeloma Cancer.  Because she is an icon in the hospitality industry many of her industry friends from the Chicago Private Dining Steakhouse Group and beyond are putting together a PARTY/FUNDRAISER in her honor to raise money to help pay for some of her medical expenses, so she can focus on healing.

Jude’s story started a few months ago when she started this fight with cancer. She has been in and out of hospitals and rehab facilities and thrown one curve ball after another.  She had to move out of the city and back with her parents so she could be cared for.  She started chemotherapy but had to halt that after her titanium rods that were put in her thighs caused high fevers and an infection in her blood.  Jude was hospitalized and they had to take the rods out and since then she has bounced from hospital to rehab and back to another hospital to get another opinion.  She has had multiple blood transfusions.  Jude recently has been evaluated by a new team of Drs. and has re-started chemo again.  They are introducing a new drug in the chemo cocktail.  It is a recently FDA approved drug that has 80-85% success rate in treating myeloma.  She will be in the hospital for the next couple of weeks as they monitor her progress while taking the new meds.  Needless to say, Jude’s incredible spirit and determination to kick cancer in the ASS is as much of a force to be reckoned with as Jude herself is.

We have all seen how cancer impacts the physical and emotional health of those afflicted.  It takes an incredible amount of energy and courage to battle this terrible disease, which leaves the patient and their loved ones drained and unable to perform day to day activities like working, cleaning house, grocery shopping etc.  Unfortunately the burden doesn’t end there.  The rising costs of diagnostic technology and cancer drugs have a profound consequence to the families affected.  Our overall goal is to lessen the financial strain on Jude and her family as they embark on this courageous battle.

Please consider donating a gift certificate for our fundraising efforts for our friend and yours, Ms. Jude Abella.

Examples of donations include: Airfare, Weekend Packages, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Event Tickets, Gift Baskets, Gift Certificates, Spa Services, Golf Packages or any gift you wish to donate in support of this worthy cause.  Please send your donations by 07.22.16 to:  c/o Kelly McGrath, Mastro’s Steakhouse 520 N. Dearborn St. Chicago, Il 60654

This Party/Fundraiser will take place on July 27th at the Montgomery Club 500 W. Superior in Chicago from 5:30-8:30PM.  Tickets are $ 25.00 and there will be live music, food & drinks as well as a raffle and an auction to raise funds for our dear friend.

Please click here to purchase tickets:

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