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‘Garden of Eve’ raises $85,000+ for Howard Brown Health Center

<p>Ticia Smith (from left), Lorri Lucci and Bethany Minor, all of Evanston | Photo courtesy Toya Martin Photography</p>
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Penny Anstey (left) and Susan Smaus, both of Evanston | Photo courtesy Toya Martin Photography
Paloma Vargas (left) and Ticia Smith, both of Evanston | Photo courtesy Toya Martin Photography
Michael Szott of Evanston and Tim Bresnahan of Edgewater | Photo courtesy Toya Martin Photography

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Garden of Eve Celebration Benefiting: Howard Brown Health Center Date: Sept. 13 Location: River East Art Center, Chicago Honoree: Lesbian Community Cancer Project founders Jackie Anderson, Corinne Kawecki, Suzanne Kraus, Nancy Lanoue, Mary McCauley and Maureen Sweeney Attended: 450 Raised: $85,000+ Website: howardbrown.org

The Howard Brown Health Center held its signature fundraising event, “Garden of Eve” at the River East Art Center on Sept. 13. The fifth annual event brought together 450 Chicagoans and raised more than $85,000 to provide health services to uninsured women. The evening featured food provided by George Jewell Catering, a silent auction and music provided by DJ Nevin and DJ Gloria.

During the party, HBHC honored the founders of the Lesbian Community Cancer Project with its Friend for Life Award, given to individuals and entities for their commitment, persistent advocacy and dedication of time and resources to promote the health and wellness of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community. Award recipients were Jackie Anderson, Corinne Kawecki, Suzanne Kraus, Nancy Lanoue, Mary McCauley and Maureen Sweeney. For more information, see howardbrown.org

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Garden of Eve Celebration Benefiting: Howard Brown Health Center Date: Sept. 13 Location: River East Art Center, Chicago Honoree: Lesbian Community Cancer Project founders Jackie Anderson, Corinne Kawecki, Suzanne Kraus, Nancy Lanoue, Mary McCauley and Maureen Sweeney Attended: 450 Raised: $85,000+ Website: howardbrown.org
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