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The Lori Arquilla Andersen Foundation Holds Fourth Annual Gray Tie Ball
to Raise Funds for Awareness, Advocacy and Research
to Find the Cure for Brain Cancer
WHAT:          The Lori Arquilla Andersen Foundation (live, love, laaf!) will be holding the fourth annual Gray Tie Ball on Saturday, December 6, 2008 to raise funds for awareness, advocacy and funds to find the cure for brain cancer. This foundation was created in memory of Chicagoan Lori Arquilla Andersen who was diagnosed with an aggressive form of brain cancer (glioblastoma multiforme stage 4) at the age of 33, just 3 months after she was married. Lori survived for 22 months to the day after her first surgery, passing away on July 5, 2005.
Each year more than 200,000 people in the United States are diagnosed with a primary or metastatic brain tumor. The public is unaware of the magnitude of this devastating disease. This foundation fills a critical need by assisting in an area of cancer research that is currently under funded.  
We are also looking for sponsors,silent auction donations, advertisers in our program book, and goody bag items.
For more info about our foundation, please see and
WHEN:          Saturday, December 6, 2008
WHERE:        4th Annual Gray Tie Ball – dinner, dance, silent auction, live entertainment
Casa Royale Banquets, 783 Lee Street, Des Plaines IL 
6:00 p.m. – 11:30 a.m.                                   Tickets: $100 per person
All proceeds benefit:
·   LAAF, Des Plaines, IL
·   Brain Tumor Research Fund at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL administered by Dr. Jeffrey Raizer, Director, Medical      Neuro-Oncology Program
· Linda Magiera, mother of Lori and president/co-founder of LAAF (847/561-1199)
· Lisa Arquilla Dodge, sister of Lori and executive director/co-founder of LAAF (904/334-0124)