CHICAGO–At the tenth anniversary of the Goombay Bash, the nonprofit organization The H Foundation raised more than $575,000 for cancer research, with all proceeds benefitting the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University. More than 1,200 people attended the annual Caribbean styled event, called the Goombay Bash held at the Navy Pier.
The H Foundation was founded in 2000 by Horton’s Home Lighting after two employees were diagnosed with cancer a month apart.
“Our tenth year party broke an all-time fundraising record,” said John Rot, co-owner of Horton’s Home Lighting and chairman of The H Foundation. “Thank you to the thousands of you who supported our cause and donated to the Goombay Bash. It was a memorable evening, with extremely remarkable results.”