An NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center

Special Recognition

Dan Cronin, Turner Construction & Joe O'Sullivan, Syska Hennessy Group, committee members of the
Chicago Construction and Real Estate Council
REACH Committee, accepted on behalf of
Lee Golub, Golub Company & Rick Dupraw, Leopardo
Building Hope Board on behalf of
Sarah Jakubowski-Maraccini of Whitney Architects and Mark Cassata of CBRE

Special Guest and Fireside Chat

Dr. Rosen
with Steven Rosen, M.D., Irell & Manella Cancer Center Director's Distinguished Chair and Provost and Chief Scientific Officer of City of Hope

Centennial Sponsor

Founders Circle


Honoree Circle


Media Sponsors


About The Spirit of Life® Award

A key group of industry executives motivated by a commitment to innovative medical research, quality patient care and City of Hope’s guiding humanitarian principals founded City of Hope’s Chicago Construction and Real Estate Council in 1992. Having raised over $12 million over their 27-year history, the dedicated volunteers of the council are committed to saving the lives of cancer and diabetes patients, while also bringing hope to loved ones and caregivers. 
The Spirit of Life® Award is City of Hope's most prestigious honor and the Spirit of Life Award Dinner is the center of the council’s annual fundraising activities. This event offers industry professionals a unique combination of networking, socializing and honoring important business leaders all while raising money for a worthy cause.

Past Recipients

Greg Werner
Joseph Xavier Cushing
Jim DeStefano
Mark Dewalt
John DiCiurcio
Al Gorman
Hem Gupta
Lori Healey
Lamar Johnson
Chris Kennedy
Ron Materick
Mike McInerney
Meredith O'Connor
Bill O’Neil
Jeff Riemer
Dan Ryan
Adrian Smith
Richie Stein
Steve Stratton
Mike Szkatulski
Myron Warshauer
Jim Zajac

Register for the Spirit of Life Award Dinner

October 17, 2019
Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel
221 N. Columbus
Chicago, IL 60604