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Little Seeds Grow Big Trees

Little Seeds Grow Mighty Trees

Given the very appropriate social distancing measures being taken, we have postponed the gala event until 2021. Please save the date.

Friday, June 4, 2021
The Morton Arboretum
4100 Illinois Route 53, Lisle, IL 60532

The beneficiaries of this gala event will be Rush Copley’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and the Lynn Barclay Big Heart Family Fund.  

In our state-of-the-art NICU, where newborns receive intensive medical attention due to birth defects and prematurity, donations support the calm and nurturing environment we provide to our most vulnerable patients and their families.  This includes our new Parent Resource Room where parents find much-needed serenity and restoration, and choose books to read to their baby at the bedside or take home to share with an older sibling.

The Lynn Barclay Big Heart Family Fund likewise supports parents and children reading together, by providing a free book at every visit from six months through five years of age.  We focus on the therapeutic value of reading because it has been found to be one of the most important things parents can do to positively influence their child’s development.

For more information and sponsorship opportunities, please contact Alex Pope at 630-978-4946 or via email at

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Committee Members

Thank you to the 2019 Event Committee Members:

  • Tara Anderson, M.D.
  • Mandy Bolander
  • Louise A. Fazio
  • Nicole C. Keller, D.O.
  • Naveed M. Khan, M.D.
  • Steve B. Lowenthal, M.D.
  • Megan Muscia, D.O.
  • Alexander F. Pope
  • Lina Sapiegiene, M.D.
  • Courtney Satlak
  • Christine Weincek
  • Karen M. Werrbach