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Law Firm Exec, Magazine Founder Honored as Outstanding Chicago Mother

Caylei Vogelzang recognized for achievements balancing personal, professional life

(April 23, 2019) - CHICAGO

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Jill Thompson
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On May 1, Caylei Vogelzang, founder and editor-in-chief of Cancer Wellness Magazine and director of business strategy at Vogelzang Law, will be honored for her achievements at the first-ever Chicago Outstanding Mother Awards.

The American Lung Association in Greater Chicago, in partnership with the National Mother’s Day Council, will host the Outstanding Mother Awards at the Hyatt Regency. The special event will recognize Vogelzang, as well as two other local mothers, for their ability to balance their personal and professional lives while making an impact in the community.

“Caylei is a driven and successful businesswoman, who has channeled her talents into helping people affected by cancer,” said Kristen Young, the executive director for the Lung Association. “Through her work at the law firm, every day she works people who are affected by mesothelioma and guides them through the complicated legal process. At Cancer Wellness Magazine, she shares important stories about people impacted by cancer, but also information about health and medical innovations. Caylei’s dedication to helping people in all aspects of her life has made a significant impact on the city and beyond, all while raising her son.”

As director of business strategy at Vogelzang Law, she oversees the general operations of the firm, marketing and public relations efforts, charitable initiatives, and community outreach. She works to expand Vogelzang Law’s community presence as well as connect to new potential clients affected by mesothelioma. In 2017, Vogelzang formed Cancer Wellness Magazine, a lifestyle publication that consolidates wellness resources and offers a public forum for stories of the many faces of cancer.

She currently lives in Lincoln Park, Chicago, with her husband, Nick, and son, Chase.

"It’s about more than just legal support. This award makes me feel like we’re doing the right thing. Our mission is empowerment in the face of tragedy,” said Vogelzang.

Mary Kay Bonoma, executive vice president for the Illinois Restaurant Association, and Sharon O’Keefe, president of the University of Chicago Medical Center, will also be honored at the Chicago Outstanding Mother Awards.

The Outstanding Mother Awards event will include a cocktail reception, dinner and program. Money raised will fund education, life-saving research and advocacy efforts for the Lung Association’s mission to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease.  The event is sponsored locally by the University of Chicago Medical Center, the Illinois Restaurant Association, Chicago Magazine and Vogelzang Law. The master of ceremonies will be NBC 5 Chicago anchor Zoraida Sambolin.

More information, tickets, table sponsorships and tribute ads are available on the Outstanding Mother Awards website

About the American Lung Association
The American Lung Association is the leading organization working to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease, through research, education and advocacy. The work of the American Lung Association is focused on four strategic imperatives: to defeat lung cancer; to improve the air we breathe; to reduce the burden of lung disease on individuals and their families; and to eliminate tobacco use and tobacco-related diseases. For more information about the American Lung Association, a holder of the Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Guide Seal, or to support the work it does, call 1-800-LUNGUSA (1-800-586-4872) or visit:

About Vogelzang Law
Vogelzang Law represents and advocates for individuals diagnosed with cancer as a result of asbestos exposure. With almost 20 years of experience in mesothelioma and asbestos litigation, we have the knowledge and resources needed to litigate complicated cases and the compassion necessary to advocate wholeheartedly for our clients.

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