H Foundation Raises More than $575,000 for Cancer Research at Goombay Bash

CHICAGO-At the tenth anniversary of the Goombay Bash, the nonprofit organization The H Foundation raised more than $575,000 for cancer research, with all proceeds benefitting the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University. More than 1,200 people attended the annual Caribbean styled event, called the Goombay Bash held at the Navy Pier. 

The H Foundation was founded in 2000 by Horton's Home Lighting after two employees were diagnosed with cancer a month apart.

"Our tenth year party broke an all-time fundraising record," said John Rot, co-owner of Horton's Home Lighting and chairman of The H Foundation. "Thank you to the thousands of you who supported our cause and donated to the Goombay Bash. It was a memorable evening, with extremely remarkable results."

HFN Staff | News & Commentary

HFN provides detailed information on the key home classifications: Housewares, Tabletop, Floor Covering & Rugs, Furniture, Home Textiles, Lighting, Home Decor, Mattresses & Bedding, Gifts, Major Appliances and Consumer Electronics as well as Business, Finance and Retail.


  • Von Tobel Cites Brass Textures Among Top Trends

    Camera Icon   More Videos

Subscribe to
HFN Omnichannel
Receive the news you need to know about the trends in the industry delivered right to your inbox.

Current Issue

  • HFN cover for September 2017


    September 2017


    2017 State of the Industry Report
    Cautious Optimism, Mixed Results

    Many expected 2016 would be a banner year, but the political and economic climate softened consumer confidence. It was also a year consumers spent more lavishly on home remodeling rather than decorating.


    •  TJX Unveils First U.S. Homesense Store - In a time when retailers are reducing store counts, TJX continues to get physical.
    •   Ikea’s Fluid Spaces - The retailer’s new intros reflect multifunctional rooms.
    •  N.Y. Home Fashions Market Preview - Textile textures get soft and cozy, colors warmer.