Junior Auxiliary

Mission of Junior Auxiliary

The Junior Auxiliary was founded in 2016 to extend the reach of Skin of Steel in its efforts to promote sun safety in children and teenagers, advocate for the prevention of skin cancer, and to raise funds for a national, collaborative melanoma tissue bank.

Six Pillars of Junior Auxiliary


BioTech/STEM Career and Internship Development

Community Support


Membership, Governance and Parents Advisory


Founding Junior Auxiliary Chairs: Vivienne O'Bryan (Regina '18), Grace Sullivan (Loyola '18), and Charlotte Lane (New Trier '18) with Mas Ishida, husband of the late Susan Steel at the inaugural Spyn of Steel fundraiser in May, 2016 at Spynergy in Winnetka.
JA Members learn from Dr. Jeffrey Wayne about the melanoma tissue bank at Robert H Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center at Northwestern University.

Spyn of Steel 2016 video by Sean Murray