Suzanne's Friends for Life Chapter

Suzanne Dreebin Wilensky grew up in Northbrook, Illinois. Her charming personality, a smile for everyone, and a selfless desire to get involved whenever a helping hand was needed made her the consummate role model. Seemingly without effort, she excelled in school, participated in a whirlwind of activities, and was welcomed onto the fast track of the business world.

She married Steve and gave birth to a beautiful daughter, Emily, in 1995. Six months later, Suzanne was diagnosed with leukemia. Despite a painful but valiant effort, she succumbed to this horrible disease just a few months later, the day before Mother’s Day.

Her many friends and family formed Suzanne’s Friends ~ For Life, a chapter of the Leukemia Research Foundation. Our pledge is to carry on the fight against leukemia “for life,” if need be. Our statement of resolve and purpose is a transformation of the tragedy of her death into a crusade to find a cure for leukemia.

Nearly $3M has been raised in Suzanne's memory to help fund research and provide patient and family support programs.