About

Stunning Homes. Life Saving Impact.

North Shore Cooks' Tour is a project of The Auxiliary of the Woman's Board of Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, IL. The Auxiliary and the Woman's Board* support the Medical Center's outstanding patient care, research and community outreach initiatives in the diverse communities that it serves.  

For the last 50 years, some of the most distinctive North Shore homes have generously opened their doors to benefit the work of Rush University Medical Center. 

Cooks' Tour is organized each September by the Auxiliary of the Woman's Board of Rush University Medical Center.  The event is much anticipated as the "perfect day out" for women throughout Chicago and the North Shore.  Guests will enjoy an intimate tour of each of the homes and a delicious boxed lunch.  In addition, guests can delight in the purchase of raffle tickets for coveted prizes, and various home related goods. 

The women of the board continue a proud tradition with their ongoing efforts to support the work of Rush University Medical Center.  All proceeds from the Cooks' Tour 2022 will support The Woman's Board Fund for Excellence in Cellular Therapy

* For more information about the Woman's Board of Rush University Medical Center, visit: https://www.thewomansboard.org

Our Cause

The Woman’s Board Fund for Excellence in Cellular Therapy

Reshaping expectations of what’s possible in the treatment of solid tumor cancers

New cellular therapies harnessing the power of the immune system are already reshaping physicians’ expectations of what’s possible in the treatment of lymphoma, leukemia and other hematologic malignancies. Now RUSH is poised to become one of the nation’s first clinical trial sites for tumor- infiltrating lymphocytes, or TIL therapy — a potential treatment breakthrough for solid tumor cancers showing earliest promise in lung cancer and melanoma. TIL therapy involves collecting a person’s own cancer-fighting cells, re-engineering them in the laboratory to attack tumors more precisely, and massively multiplying their quantity before reinfusing them back into the patient. The culmination of years of research and development, TIL therapies in the pipeline represent our best hope to cure many patients whose cancer is resistant to current treatments.

The Woman’s Board Fund for Excellence in Cellular Therapy will facilitate the work of RUSH physician- scientists introducing these exciting, but highly complex, cellular therapies into patient care. Providing for care coordination, research to further personalize these novel therapies and support for patients undergoing treatment, funds will strengthen RUSH’s current position as a destination program in the Midwest for lung cancer, melanoma and hematologic malignancies — areas where cell therapies are rapidly advancing.

 

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world: indeed, it's the only thing that ever has." - Margaret Mead

 

Contact The Cooks' Tour

Winnetka Auxiliary Board of RUMC

Attn:  Cooks' Tour

P.O. Box 142

Winnetka, IL 60093-0142

info@auxboardrumc.org