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Grab your friends and join Columbia St. Mary's Foundation for a fun night out filled with inspiration and laughter - all for a good cause!

Columbia St. Mary's Foundation welcomes New York Times best-selling author and breast cancer survivor, Kelly Corrigan, for an evening of friendship and laughter. Enjoy a cocktail and hors d'oeuvres reception and then settle in to be entertained and inspired by Kelly as she shares her introspective, yet saucy, view of life. 


Friday, September 18, 2015
6:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
InterContinental Hotel and the Milwaukee Repertory Theater

Event reservations are $100/per person.  


Your reservation, and all Speaking of HOPE proceeds, benefit Columbia St. Mary's Cancer Centers.



Reserve Your Spot Today! 





Speaking of HOPE Featured Speaker

Kelly Corrigan

Author, Philanthropist & Breast Cancer Survivor 


Cool, funny, smart and authentic are just a few ways people have described Kelly Corrigan.

Kelly has delighted audiences with her many appearances on The Today Show, as well as in person, speaking with humor and compassion to groups at hospitals, corporations and nonprofits.

Fearlessly tackling subjects as wide-ranging as caregiving, death, childhood and motherhood, Kelly humorously and poignantly shares her most personal stories in order to inspire readers and audiences across the nation. 

Kelly’s highly engaging books - The Middle PlaceLift and Glitter and Glue - swiftly guide the reader through her introspective, transparent, and saucy view of life, love and relationships.

An accomplished columnist, Kelly's writing has appeared in Glamour and Good Housekeeping, and she is now a contributor to O, The Oprah Winfrey Magazine

Click here for a video clip of Kelly's "Thoughts on Parenthood and the Great Adventure."

Kelly is an incredibly personable, extraordinarily witty and remarkably relevant woman who will keep you entertained and inspired throughout the evening.

Grab a group of friends and join us for an intimate evening with Kelly!

Source:  American Program Bureau, Inc.  


Speaking of HOPE is possible thanks to our sponsors! 

Title Sponsor


Supporting Sponsors

Cerner Corporation

Duke Realty

Wisconsin Radiology Specialists, S.C. 


Event Reservations

Speaking of HOPE $100 reservation includes: 

  • Hors d'oeuvres, wine, beer and soft drinks (cash bar available)

  •  Kelly Corrigan's inspiring story and conversation

  • Kelly Corrigan's New York Times best-selling book, Glitter and Glue, which she will sign following the program  

Event Sponsorship

Click here for a list of sponsorship opportunities!

Speaking of HOPE sponsorships include ten event tickets plus print and promotional recognition.

Event Schedule

6:30 p.m.
InterContinental Hotel, Lobby
No physical tickets will be issued before the event. Guests should register upon arrival and will receive all event inforamtion needed.

6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Cocktail & Hors d'oeuvres Reception
InterContinental Hotel, Lobby Salon (Ground Floor)

Private Reception with Kelly Corrigan
for Title and Supporting Sponsor guests
InterContinental Hotel, Gallerie (Ground Floor)

8:00 - 9:30 p.m.
Welcome & CSM Cancer Centers Program
Featured Speaker ~ New York Times best-selling author and breast cancer survivor, Kelly Corrigan
Milwaukee Repertory Theater, Stiemke Studio

9:30 - 10:00 p.m.
Book Signing
Cocktail, Coffee & Sweets Reception
Milwaukee Repertory Theater, Stiemke Studio

Event attire is classy casual.

Event Location

InterContinental Hotel ~ 139 E Kilbourn Ave
(southwest corner of Kilbourn Ave and Water St in downtown Milwaukee)

The Milwaukee Repertory Theater is adjacent to the InterContinental Hotel.   

Event Parking Options

  • InterContinental Hotel valet parking available at Kilbourn Ave hotel entrance. Valet fee is $14.

  • InterContinental Hotel underground parking structure entrances are located on both Kilbourn Ave and Water St. Structure fee is $8.

  • Metered street parking also available.

Parking and valet fees are the responsibility of the guest.


Contact Karla Schultz at 414-585-4910 or karla.schultz@columbia-stmarys.org with questions or to reserve your spot over the phone.



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