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Featured guest speaker Gitte Pedersen (Photo courtesy of The Danish Home of Chicago)

ARCHIVED STORY: RSVP deadline extended to Tues. April 18 for The Danish Home of Chicago/Women’s Auxiliary’s 125th Anniversary Celebration Luncheon set for Saturday, April 22, 2017 in Schaumburg, IL

April 16, 2017

“Don’t Miss This Chance to Celebrate a Special & Historic Milestone in the Chicagoland Scandinavian-American Community!”

You are cordially invited to The Danish Home of Chicago/Women’s Auxiliary’s 125th ANNIVERSARY KICK-OFF CELEBRATION LUNCHEON on Saturday, April 22, 2017, 11:00 a.m. in the Utopia Ballroom at the Renaissance Hotel, 1551 Thoreau Drive North, Schaumburg, IL 60173.



The FINAL RSVP DEADLINE has been EXTENDED to Tuesday, April 18, 2017. Please invite your family and friends! Everyone is welcome! Please call The Danish Home at 773-775-7383 ext. 4 before Tuesday, April 18 to RSVP or visit http://danishhomeofchicago.org/spiritof125/

The Danish Home Women’s Auxiliary will honor its 12 founding women and the many achievements of Scandinavian women throughout time at this luncheon event. Special Keynote Speaker: Gitte Pedersen from New York.

Since the organizers are combining the usual Women’s Auxiliary Spring Luncheon & the traditional May Danish Open-Faced Sandwich Luncheon into this ONE SUPER EVENT on Saturday, April 22, 2017, come enjoy the new location in Schaumburg, IL, a beautiful hotel with great food and festive entertainment. Enjoy the featured guest speaker Gitte Pedersen and try to win one (or more) of the fabulous Lucky Chance gift baskets & great prizes plus put your bid in on the silent auction with items donated by the Women’s Auxiliary board members and friends.

COST for this 125th Anniversary Kick-Off Celebration = $75.00 per person (the same combined price if you usually attend BOTH of the two regular Spring Women’s Auxiliary events).

ABOUT KEYNOTE SPEAKER GITTE PEDERSEN, FOUNDER OF GENOMIC EXPRESSION: Gitte Pedersen was born in Brazil, grew up in Denmark and immigrated to America in July 1997. She now lives in the greater New York area with her husband of 15 years. As the 125th Kickoff Anniversary keynote speaker, Gitte will inspire us with her stories of growing up and attending university in Denmark and becoming a woman leader in today’s world. Ms. Pedersen’s professional life was greatly influenced by her personal life – both her parents suffered from cancer. Deeply moved by their plight, Gitte was driven to pioneer five start-up organizations in the biochemical and pharmaceutical industries. With her brother, she is now CEO and co-founder of Genomic Expression Inc., a sequence-based diagnostics company. They are compelled to find a way to improve the chances for cancer patients with better treatment by personalizing treatment using their RNA diagnostics. Gitte has a degree in chemical engineering, worked for Novo Nordisk and advised the Danish government and a number of biotech companies, where she structured several deals with an aggregate value of +$1B. Genomic Expression was in the top 10 of the XTC competition in 2016, and she was invited to meet her hero, Richard Branson in Necker Island. Please join us to hear Gitte’s adventurous, inspiring story at the Kickoff Celebration of the Danish Home’s 125th Anniversary.

Saturday, June 24, 2017: Tivoli Gardens & Casino Night – Games, rides, food & entertainment – The Danish Home of Chicago – 2 PM to 10 PM

Thursday, August 10, 2017: Scandinavian Cuisine & Spirits – Fine food with wine & beer pairings – Danish Home in the Garden – 6 PM

Saturday, November 4, 2017: Women’s Auxiliary Annual Meeting & Luncheon – Limited Seating – The Danish Home of Chicago – One Seating – Only at 11 AM

Saturday, December 9, 2017: Lillejuleaften – An Enchanting Christmas at the Hyatt McDonald’s Campus, 2815 Jorie Blvd., Oak Brook, IL 60523 at 5 PM

Every Third Wednesday: Monthly Birthday Party at 2 PM at The Danish Home of Chicago. Everyone is welcome!

Every Sunday: Coffee Hour at 2 PM, The Danish Home of Chicago – Everyone is welcome!

Discover more about The Danish Home, 5656 N. Newcastle Ave., Chicago, IL 60631 at Phone 773-775-7383 or http://www.danishhomeofchicago.org.


Please mark your calendars now for all of these special 125th Anniversary Events!


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