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Supporting Rush University Cancer Center

Chicago, IL


Call to action! Dear patients, team, and friends: we wanted to share some inspiration, hope, and direction with you today, both from a broad perspective and with a few specific ways to jump in and participate (from a safe distance!) if you would like. We have received an incredible outpouring of support from family, friends and members of the community asking how they can help. If you are interested in sponsoring a lunch for our Medical and Radiation Oncology team members, please feel free to sign up on the attached calendar. In this way, we can continue to support our local and/or small businesses! At the moment we are not accepting homemade donations, but if you have a local restaurant that we can partner with to help show our love through food to staff, we would be delighted to discuss and coordinate that. One of our primary goals is to embrace our community as much as possible, and our team is here day in and day out to take care of our Oncology patients who need us the most. There is a lot of anxiety and uncertainty during this time, but there is also an immense amount of love and connection among us. Please know how much we value you, and we look forward to growing and learning from the strange new experience of navigating this climate together. GUIDELINES FOR FOOD DONATIONS – PLEASE REVIEW ALL: -Food is preferred to individually packaged. **If buffet or shared style, please request serving utensils from the restaurant -Food must be donated from a restaurant/caterer/food company that is monitored by local health inspectors and has passed a health inspection in the last 12 months. -NO HOME COOKED MEALS -Please consider donating both meat and vegetarian options. -All flatware needs to be individually wrapped -All condiments need to be in portion control packets INSTRUCTIONS/STEPS: 1) Select date/time of your choice by clicking “Claim” to commit to sponsoring a meal. 2) QUANTITY: We have broken up our donation options to smaller groups with in our team, if you are able to make a donation for more than one team, awesome, if the donation is smaller than our suggested serving sizes, also awesome. Any bit helps, and we are grateful for any and all donations! 3) You pick any local restaurant of your choice to place your order and utilize either their delivery service or Grub Hub/Uber Eats/Door Dash. NO PERSONAL DELIVERIES. NO GIFT CARDS. LOCAL DELIVERY AND CATERING OPTIONS AVAILABLE BELOW 4) In your claimed spot, please SPECIFY where the delivery will be from and a brief description of what is ordered – this is VERY HELPFUL for us, so we know what to expect. 5) Work with the restaurant and delivery person to provide them with specific instructions on where to deliver the food. Make sure to tell the restaurant that the delivery must be made directly to the location and individual listed below. 6) Deliveries must be made at specific times as listed below. 7) Please note when calling to place your order to mention that you are donating your meal to Rush University Medical Center's Cancer Center as we have found many restaurants are providing some type of discount for your good deed! ***We are doing our part by staying home, but this is one small thing that we can do as a community to mobilize behind those that must go to work to help our communities! ***We understand that during this uncertain time this is a substantial financial ask so we hope that people create small groups to help spread out the cost. LOCAL RESTAURANTS WE LOVE: Buona Terra Ristorante 773-289-3800 CATERED BY DESIGN: Contact is Matt at 847-965-4094 ext.206 POMPEI POTBELLYS NAF NAF GRILL LOU MALNATI"S BACCI PIZZA ATOLITO LA VIDA CATERING contact is Ash [email protected] GREAT AMERICAN BAGEL RUSH CATERING [email protected] 312-942-2600 - please email or call If at anytime you need assistance navigating the order process, or have questions, please reach out to Colleen Hafencher at [email protected] or call 708-704-4220

Special Notes

DELIVERY NOTES: FOR RADIATION ONCOLOGY: Please deliver to: Rush University Medical Center Women's Board of Radiation Oncology 500 S. Paulina Chicago, IL 60612 Department Contact: Cristina Ayala/ Bianca Tobar Please contact Cristina upon arrival and let her you know you are there for food delivery 312-563-6660 or 312-942-6805 FOR MEDICAL ONCOLOGY/COVID-URGENT CARE TEAMS: Rush University Medical Center Professional Office Building, Ground Floor 1725 W. Harrison Chicago, IL 60612 Contact name: Mary Ellen Hand Contact number: 847-525-9840 or Lakshmi Venugopal Contact number: 312-933-4662

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