Sporting her signature bold-framed glasses and surrounded by 400 of her most devoted supporters, BMO Harris Bank executive Justine Fedak was hard to miss Aug. 19 at the National Multiple Sclerosis Society Greater Illinois Chapter’s Women on the Move luncheon, held at the Ritz Carlton Chicago (160 E. Pearson). The organization named Fedak the 2013 Woman on the Move, recognizing the work she’s done to raise awareness about multiple sclerosis after being diagnosed with the disease more than a decade ago. WGN-Channel 9’s Tom Negovan (who is married to Splash editor/publisher Susanna Negovan) kicked off the luncheon by introducing a video montage filled with well-wishes and congratulations for Fedak from friends including Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Michael Reinsdorf, Jonathan Toews and Joakim Noah, whose mother, Cécelia Rodhe, served as honorary chair. Later, Benny the Bull presented Fedak with a bouquet of flowers, and Spex gifted her a pair of bright orange Tom Ford sunglasses (right) to add to her 48-pair collection. The luncheon raised more than $100,000 to fight for a cure for MS.
Read our editor Susanna Negovan’s take on the event here.
The Sun-Times was the media sponsor of this event.
Photos by Ramzi Dreessen