The American Lung Association is proud to host the Outstanding Mother Awards, recognizing exceptional women for successfully building their careers, nurturing their families and helping to improve our community.
Funds raised through this celebration of motherhood will be dedicated to the fight against lung disease. Your support will directly impact families touched by asthma, COPD and lung cancer, while fighting to keep our air healthy and our kids tobacco free.
Mary Kay serves as the Executive Vice President of the Illinois Restaurant Association. In 2008, her passion for food and Chicago’s world renowned dining scene, led her to co-found Bon Appétit presents Chicago Gourmet. Mary Kay and her husband, David, have raised four daughters: Grace, identical twins Elizabeth and Molly, and Anna. Read more
Sharon O’Keefe serves as President of the University of Chicago Medical Center. Sharon brings more than 30 years of healthcare and executive experience, beginning with her career as a staff nurse and transitioning to executive leadership. She and her husband Hal live in Chicago and have a daughter, Mackenzie. Read more
As Editor-in-Chief of Cancer Wellness magazine and Director of Business Strategy at Vogelzang Law, Caylei applies her leadership ability and experience to help those affected by cancer. She and her husband live in Lincoln Park with their son, Chase. Read more