Design for a Cure:™ is a foundation formed to integrate the arts and design community
to advance colon cancer research and awareness.


Design for a Cure:™ was founded in July of 2009 by interior designer and colon cancer survivor, Lauren Schreyer. Diagnosed with colon cancer in June 2006, Lauren Schreyer became aware of the importance of early detection and quality treatment as it relates to the success of patient care. Lauren Schreyer became compelled to use her experience with art and design to advance cutting-edge research of this deadly disease that affects over 106,000 new patients in the U.S. every year. Through her efforts and community support, Design for a Cure:™ is now a non-profit organization using art and design to inspire a cure for colon cancer.

Through events and fundraisers inspired by art and design, the Design for a Cure:™ foundation aims to:

o Fund cutting-edge scientific and medical colon cancer research
o Promote awareness of colon cancer prevention
o Educate our communities about early colon cancer detection
o Improve colon cancer patient care and treatment
o Provide support for individuals fighting colon cancer
o Increase the colon cancer cure rate to an eventual 100%

Proceeds from Design for a Cure:™ will proudly support the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University. Design for a Cure:™ is awaiting 501(c)(3) status. Together we can help save lives of countless individuals – both in Chicago and worldwide.


   The Design for a Cure:™ Inaugural Event

Our first annual event is Design for a Cure: Interiors. Our event will feature a Seasonal Showhouse at 565 Quincy in Chicago, IL. The Design for a Cure: Interiors showhouse will allow guests to view 4 condominium units designed for the 4 seasons. Our featured designers will be Room and Board, Design Studio/Roche Bobois, Mitchell Putlack Interiors, and Schreyer and Associates.



Taste Your Way Through the Seasons:
Thursday, October 1, 2009
5:30-8:00 PM ~ $125.00

o Grand opening VIP night
o Tour the seasonally inspired units
o Meet with the design team for each participating vendor
o Progressive seasonal cocktails and hors d’oeuvres served in each unit by Chicago-area chefs
o Exclusive remarks by colon cancer expert Dr. Jeffrey Wayne of Northwestern University at 7pm
o Premium open bar in the Q-Room
o Live music by the Dave Gordon Group
o Raffle – Chance to win fabulous prizes
o Parking available on-site
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Design Your Own Happy Hour:
Friday, October 2, 2009
5:30-8:00 PM ~ $35.00

o Tour the seasonally inspired units
o Discuss your design dilemmas with the experts
o Complimentary drink tickets for beer, wine and small bites
o Live music by the Black Oil Brothers
o Access to the Q-Room’s private bowling alley, putting green, lounge and more
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Inspire Yourself:
Saturday & Sunday October 3-4, 2009
11:00am-5:00 PM ~ $10.00

o Tour the seasonally inspired units
o Learn about the latest trends in design
o Enjoy the Q-Room’s playful amenities after the tour
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Public Viewing:
October 5-11, 2009
11:00 AM – 5:00 PM ~ $5.00

     o General Viewing at your leisure
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  Design for a Cure:™ Donate


I cannot tour Design for a Cure: Interiors, but I would like to donate:

Platinum Sponsor : $250.00

Gold Sponsor: $125.00

Silver Sponsor: $25.00

Friends of Design for a Cure: Any amount

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  Contact Us


Design for a Cure:™
Phone: (312) 266-CURE
Address: 2 E. Erie, #3109
Chicago, IL 60611

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