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The Auxiliary of the Woman’s Board of Rush University Medical Center Presents

Cooks’ Tour 2022

Wednesday September 21, 2022

All proceeds will go towards The Woman’s Board Fund for Excellence in Cellular Therapy at Rush University Medical Center. 

Thank you to all who have purchased tickets for this year's Tour.

We look forward to seeing you!

Please note there is no physical ticket this year.  

Detailed information on parking and home addresses will be emailed to our guests the day prior to the event.

Homes open from 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Luncheon open to pre-registered guests 11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.; seating 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Please note the luncheon is now SOLD OUT.


Tour four fabulous homes brimming with inspiration and ideas! Enjoy live demonstrations to pique your passion for entertaining and decorating. Join us for a delicious sit-down lunch at Indian Hill Club. Dessert provided by MK Cookies.

Reservations: Event tickets including lunch may be purchased for $150 each until September 11. Event tickets that do not include lunch may be purchased for $100 each until 6:00 p.m. on September 18.

Floral Centerpieces: Pre-order a beautiful arrangement designed by Chalet. 

Exciting Raffle Prizes: Enter for a chance to win fabulous prizes! Tickets may be purchased on the day of the event at any of the homes. 

Cooks' Tour Cookbook: Purchase our first ever cookbook! We are thrilled to share this collection of our board members' favorite recipes for foods we love to eat and share with friends. 

Adrienne Weisenberger, Kathryn Mangel, and Sarah Lyons

Co-Chairs, Cooks' Tour 2022

Sarah Graham and Courtney Mathy

Co-Chairs, Sponsorship



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 an optional lunch at Indian Hill Club with friends.  In addition, guests can delight in the purchase of raffle tickets for coveted prizes, and pick up a copy of our exclusive Auxiliary of RUMC Cookbook. 

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.

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.

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"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

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