30th Anniversary Celebration in Chicago

30th Anniversary of AA&MDSIF

Thanks to everyone who joined us for this uplifting evening where we:

  • Salutde the courage of patients and families
  • Remembered our loved ones who fought aplastic anemia, MDS, and PNH with bravery
  • Honored extraordinary volunteers for their leadership, philanthropy, and service
  • Celebrated advances against bone marrow failure diseases
  • Recognized the legacy of the Chicago Earl J. Goldberg Chapter
  • Connected patients, families, and friends in greater Chicago as a Community of Hope
Leadership Awards
Leadership in Philanthropy Earl J. Goldberg Chapter of Chicago
For over 30 years, the friends of Allen and Harriet Goldberg helped patients and families with aplastic anemia in honor of their son, Earl, who passed away at the age of 14 from the disease.  This included raising and donating $171,000 to AA&MDSIF for patient education, support and research. Earl and his family inspired nationwide to raise awareness and support to fight bone marrow failure diseases.
Leadership in Philanthropy Madden family William and Mary Ellen Madden

Bill and Mary Ellen Madden, along with their family, have given to AA&MDSIF with unparalleled generosity over the past two decades in honor of their daughter, Mary Pat Madden-Grieshaber who lost her battle against aplastic anemia in 2002.  Bill, a retired judge for the Circuit Court of Cook County, served on the AA&MDSIF Board of Directors from 1997-2007; Mary Ellen and her daughter Margie both served as president of the Earl J. Goldberg Chapter.

Leadership in Service Tony Sanfilippo Anthony Sanfilippo
Since 1997, Tony has served on the AA&MDSIF Board of Directors, bringing his professional expertise in finance and investment to his role as Treasurer to help secure the financial health of the organization.  Tony got involved with the Earl J. Goldberg Chapter after his daughter, Rachel, was diagnosed as a child while they were living in Chicago.  He and wife Briget, now living in Westport, CT, continue their commitment through service and philanthropic generosity in gratitude for Rachel’s successful treatmen

Chicago Celebration Honorary Committee

(names added as committee members are confirmed)

James Bentel

Arlene and Mike Haft

Mary Ellen and Bill Madden

Bobbie and Jay Piell

Margie and Andrew Ward