Little Company of Mary Hospital Announces Crystal Heart Ball Honorees

Little Company of Mary Hospital Foundation will host the Crystal Heart Ball on Saturday, February 2, 2013, at the Field Museum.  The event also showcases individuals and organizations for their outstanding accomplishments and service. This year the hospital will honor one of Metropolitan Chicago’s well-known humanitarian group and an outstanding department at Little Company of Mary Hospital. 

This year’s Venerable Mary Potter Humanitarian Award will be presented to Marge Nykaza, founder of Harmony, Hope & Healing (HHH).  HHH is a non-profit organization that provides creative, therapeutic and educational music programs, offering spiritual and emotional support to homeless and under-served women, children and men in the Chicago area. Founded in 2000, HHH collaborates with various social services, agencies, church and community-based organizations to provide therapeutic, educational and spiritual healing to a group of individuals facing the ill effects of poverty, homelessness, domestic violence, substance abuse and the isolation of aging. The goal of the program is to bring awareness that through the power of music, the mind, body and spirit can achieve balance, confidence, self expression, release stress and begin the healing process. 

This year’s Sister Nancy Boyle Award for Excellence honoree is Little Company of Mary’s Integrative Therapy. To learn more about the Little Company of Mary’s Integrative Therapy or the state-of-the-art Cancer Center- recognized by the Commission on Cancer of The American College of Surgeons, go to

Dr. Irving and Shirley Fuld will chair this premier fundraising event along with their co-chairpersons, Mr. Matt and Mrs Mary Ellen Filosa. Guests will enjoy a cocktail reception, followed by a gourmet meal prepared by Blue Plate Catering as well as enjoy the musical stylings of the Indigo Orchestra.  Attendees will have exclusive access to the featured exhibit: Maharaja: The Splendor of India’s Royal Courts. 

A cash raffle will be offered with a grand prize of $15,000 as well as a second prize of $5,000, third prize of $2,500, and fourth prize of $1,000.  Raffle tickets are on sale for $100 each in the foundation department and winners do not have to be present. 

The Crystal Heart Ball tickets are $300 per person and proceeds will benefit Values. Vision. Innovation: The Campaign for Little Company of Mary Hospital.  Guests may purchase a Diamond table for $7,500, a Heart of Gold Table for $5,000, or a Crystal Heart Table for $3000, each offering special benefits.  Please contact the Little Company of Mary’s Foundation department to purchase your event tickets at 708.229.5447 or visit

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