NF HopeŽ Concert 2020 Virtual Appeal

March 16, 2020 8:00 am - April 29, 2020 6:00 pm

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NF Hope Concert 2020 Virtual Appeal.

The COVID-19 pandemic has necessitated the cancellation of both the New York and Chicago NF Hope Concerts. Please help us support NF Network and the NF community they serve.

No act of generosity is too small to make a difference.

Neurofibromatosis Network: The Reason We Do What We Do


The NF Hope Concerts are focused on positively impacting the NF community and making a difference in the world around us. With this focus, we recognize our prudent responsibility to help health officials minimize the spread of COVID-19. 


So, it is with this responsibility and a heavy heart that we announce the cancellation of Chicago's 3rd Annual NF Hope Concert, originally scheduled for March 29, 2020 and NYC's 4th Annual NF Hope Concert, scheduled for May 4, 2020.


The NF Hope Concerts were created to support the NF community and fund NF Network's programs to empower NF families and improve their lives. Many individuals living with NF are being treated with chemotherapy and other similar anti-tutorial regiments, and as a result may be immune suppressed. Because we are dedicated to their safety, we cannot take a chance of exposing NF families to COVID-19 and the dangers it could pose to them and other family members. We also have to consider the well-being of our caring patrons and the community at large.


Our challenge now, beyond helping our families navigate this unprecedented pandemic, is to recover from the loss of this invaluable fundraising. In total, the cancellation of Chicago's 3rd Annual NF Hope Concert and NYC's 4th Annual NF Hope Concert represents nearly $75,000 in lost income. For a grass roots organization, this is devastating. 


So, we are asking for your help.


Starting today, we are opening an online appeal to help raise at least some of the revenue lost to ensure that Neurofibromatosis Network can continue its work supporting NF families.


This appeal will not only give you an opportunity to contribute to this important cause, but In the coming days this will be the spot to get a taste of the performances you would have seen in Chicago and New York, including videos from:

  • Tony Award Winner James Iglehart
  • Broadway Veterans, Quinn VanAntwerp and Mackenzie Bell
  • Chicago Med's Jessy Schram
  • NF Hope Concert Co-Founder, Jeff Leibow
  • and more


For any patrons who purchased tickets to Chicago's 3rd Annual NF Hope Concert, North Central College will be providing a refund of your ticket purchase. If you have questions, please contact us at


Kindest regards,

Jeff Leibow

Co-Founder and Director of Development, NF Hope Concerts

About Our Sponsors

Even amidst concerns about COVID-19, our top tier sponsors, SpringWorks Therapeutics and Tito's Handmade Vodka have continued to support these important event.

SpringWorks Therapeutics

Love, Tito's

A Message from SpringWorks Therapeutics Tito's Handmade Vodka
and Love, Tito's


Thank you to all of our sponsors



TCF Bank

RJN Group


Florence and Richard Nogaj



A Taste of the New York and Chicago NF Hope Concerts

Singer, Songwriter, Musician, Recording Artist, Pop Superstar
Debbie Gibson

Tony Award winner,
James Iglehart

Quinn VanAntwerp and
Mackenzie Bell

NF Hope Concert Co-Founder
Jeff Leibow

Jessy Schram
from Chicago Med and Nashville

Peter Saide and Jeff Leibow
from NYC's 3rd Annual NF Hope Concert


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The NF Network

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