We are a volunteer group dedicated to supporting others to quit tobacco. Most of us are past smokers who have quit with the help of the services provided by the the Tobacco Cessation Program of the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine, Northwestern Medical Group. Please help our cause by making a donation today.
For information or to make a donation by mail, contact:
Carol Southard, RN, MSN
Tobacco Treatment Specialist
150 East Huron Street, Suite 1100
Chicago, IL 60611
Thank you, thank you, and thank you!
We had a beautiful location (10 S. Riverside Plaza) overlooking the Chicago River. Rick Kogan was the ever engaging MC. Doug MacKechnie, a renowned Chicago actor, performed a very clever one act play by Anton Chekov called “The Dangers of Tobacco Smoking” and a very funny local comedienne, Caryn Bark, had the crowd in stiches. We had wine and beer and a wide array of delicious appetizers and desserts. We had fantastic live music from the 5 of Note Quintet and a huge live auction with amazing selections! There were moving testimonials from
a client who was able to receive cessation treatment thanks to the funds raised thus far and from the son of a client who lived an extra ten years thanks to being able to quit with the Tobacco Cessation Program’s help.
The bottom line is – it was a very fun evening for a very good cause. We are the only event raising money specifically to help smokers quit in the City of Chicago! Please mark your calendar for next year’s fundraiser on Thursday, August 18, 2016.
What’s harder than quitting? Doing it alone.
Quitting smoking is one of the hardest things many of us have ever done. If only it were as easy as just “saying no.” If only tobacco products weren’t so overwhelmingly addictive.
But they are, and quitting alone is extraordinarily hard for most people.
There are programs, treatments and medications that can help. But none of these are cheap and many smokers can’t afford the cost of a quality program that will help them become nonsmokers for good. That’s why we’re here.