Coming September 2020
We hope you enjoyed the 2019 Cooks' Tour. Thank you to all of our sponsors, homeowners and volunteers for making our housewalk a great event!
Photos courtesy of: Megan Chaffin Location Photography. Special thanks to Compass and Dave Prickett for help in creating our logo and other graphics.
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. All proceeds from the Cooks' Tour 2019 will support the Rush Community Services Initiative Program in under-resourced communities.
For over forty-five 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, an 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 wonderful luncheon hosted in the Garden Room at the Winnetka Community House. In addition, guests can delight in the purchase of delicious soups, entrees and baked goods from the Cooks' Tour Gourmet-to-Go and Sweets and Treats.
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 2019 will support the Rush Community Services Initiative Program (RCSIP) in under-resourced communities.
* For more information about the Woman's Board of Rush University Medical Center, visit:
Rush Community Services Initiatives Program (RCSIP)
All proceeds from the Cooks' Tour 2019 will support the Rush Community Services Initiative Program in under-resourced communities.
RCSIP is a network of community service programs matching Rush Medical College students’ interests to the social and health care needs of Chicago. The initiative affords Rush students the opportunity to provide care to more than 10,000 people annually. The funds raised for RCSIP will provide long-term funding for these important experiences that enhance students’ ability to develop patient relationships, care for diverse populations and fulfill community-based needs.
The Rush Community Service Initiatives Program, or RCSIP, started in 1991 and has grown into a robust interprofessional program with volunteers from all four of Rush University’s colleges. RCSIP aims to:
Providing health care to people in underserved communities
Educating the community about healthy living and disease prevention and management
Training and educating young people about the wide range of career opportunities in health sciences
To serve the community surrounding Rush, RCSIP programs do the following:
Align volunteer experiences with the health needs of some of our surrounding communities on the West Side of Chicago
Develop community programs that align with Rush’s community health improvement plan that addresses the health needs of our community
Provide appropriate support and training for student volunteers
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