Scientific Symposium and Rhythm of Life Gala

1st Annual S.C.A.R.F.

Sudden. Cardiac-death. Awareness. Research. Foundation

Marriott, Hoffman Estates
August 3, 2018
Symposium begins at 3:30 pm
Gala doors open at 5:30 pm

Purchase Your Gala Tickets Here!

Our annual symposium has traditionally been for our interns to present their research to the audience. During the summer, students conduct guided and independent research under the direction of Drs. Paul and Rubina Nguyen. The focus of the research ranges from a variety of cardiovascular health topics that currently impact the general community. Past topics have included arrhythmias, heart failure, women’s health, sleep apnea, and of course, sudden cardiac death. Audience members will include but are not limited to: physicians, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, teachers, attorneys, business and finance professionals, school administrators, scientific device company representatives, etc.

Following our scientific symposium, the gala will commence with festivities including a reception, silent auction, seated dinner, live entertainment, and dancing. You don’t want to miss this inaugural gala!


The evening includes:

  • Scientific research symposium by our S.C.A.R.F. Ambassadors and first-year students
  • Silent auction featuring gift cards, gift baskets, and unique artwork from around the world
  • Seated dinner program with live entertainment



Sudden cardiac arrest accounts for over 450,000 deaths annually – more than most cancers combined. These deaths are largely preventable through community and physician education of risk factors and warning signs in addition to the presence of more AEDs accessible across the nation. With the generosity and support of businesses and individuals, we look forward to keeping up with the increasing demand for our non-profit organization’s services and building and improving on the assistance we are already able to provide. This year, we would like to increase our donation of AEDs to at least 25, while being able to sponsor 50+ new and returning S.C.A.R.F. Ambassadors who pave the way for a brighter future for us all.


Have a heart by generously helping S.C.A.R.F. continue to support our community. For sponsorship opportunities, donations, and individual tickets please contact:

Leslie Guerrero
Assistant Director of Events

Phone: 815-758-7700
Fax: 815-756-6103
Email: [email protected]