Children’s Research Fund Celebrates Lurie Children’s 59th Annual Children’s Ball

59th Annual Childrens Ball Raises

 

One of the biggest and Chicago power player attracting gala on the Chicago social calendar, The Lurie Children’s 59th Annual Children’s Ball hosted by the Children’s Research Fund, took place December 2, at the Hilton Chicago. The see and be seen black tie event, where individual tickets goes for $1,000, drawing leaders and future leaders in Chicago’s philanthropic, corporate, society scene raised 3.75 million which will support pediatric medical research at the Stanley Manne Children’s Research Institute at Lurie Children’s. The man who the Manne Children’s Research Institute is named after, Stanley Manne was not the only big name in attendance. Mayor Emanuel made an appearance as well as Bob Vasa, UBS Chicago’s Assistant Market Area Head with Malin Vasa, Eric Smith who is Fifth Third Bank’s ‎Market President, Lester and Renee Crown patriarchs of the Crown family, to name a few.

 

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Chris Keogh and Trish Rooney with Mayor Rahm Emanuel

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Lester Crown, Laura Keidan Martin, Renee Crown and Craig Martin

Guests began the night with cocktail reception before heading into the Hilton Chicago’s International Ballroom for the evening’s lineup which included dinner, live entertainment by the Larry King Orchestra and a special performance by Children’s Ball Patient Champion, Olivia Ports.

Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago Foundation special performance by Children’s Ball Patient Champion, Olivia Ports
Olivia Ports

This year’s Children’s Ball, themed “Rewriting the Possibilities” was co-chaired by Laura and Craig Martin and John Simpson.

Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago Foundation
2017 Children’s Ball Co-Chairs John H. Simpson, Laura and Craig Martin

You’ll remember we covered the unofficial kickoff to the ball at Barney’s annual
One of the night’s highlights was a video presentation that shared the heartwarming story of Taylor Peterson, a patient at Lurie Children’s. Taylor Peterson was diagnosed and treated for Spinal Muscular Atrophy at Lurie Children’s, thanks to research and a new therapy being conducted at Lurie Children’s.


Funds raised from the 59th Annual Children’s Ball, which drew 1,000 guests, will go towards the Children’s Research Fund’s five-year, $10 million commitment to the full spectrum of research conducted at the Manne Research Institute.
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Trish Rooney, Wendy Olt, Tonya Hillenbrand, Schuyler Levin, Nooshin Felsenthal, and Danielle Kaufman

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Tracey Patterson and Laura Keidan Martin

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Stanley Manne, Pam Stamataky, Fren Lentini Manne, Kim Jones, Marit and Jacques Bohbot

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Rebecca Johnston and Eve Rogers

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Mike and Kristina Nicolas, Brad Jarol and Schuyler Levin

Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago Foundation

 

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Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago Foundation
John H. Simpson and Mayor Rahm Emanuel

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Joe and Jay Scoby with Sean Conroy and Nora Daley Conroy

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Eric Smith, Stan Rosendahl, Desiree Buford

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Dr. Tom Shanely with wife, Maureen, and Lisa and Seth Prostic

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Devanee and Alex Washington

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Debbie Jarol and Julie Barrish

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David Rudis and Pauline Schultz, Mary and Paul Yovovitch, Robin and Mike Zafirovski

Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago Foundation
John H. Simpson, Laura and Craig Martin

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Chris and Karen Segal

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Dr. Derek J. Robinson, Dr. Shawn Robinson, Darrel Hackett, Kim Smith, Eric Smith

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Bob and Malin Vasa

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Benita Romano, Gabrielle Romano, Kathy Graham, Florence Ann Romano, Natalie Pace

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Ben Drescher, Arielle Neiger, Zach Smith, Rachel Drescher Smith, Dennis Drescher, Donna Drescher, Jacob Drescher, Jessica Drescher

 

 

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Bolaji Sosan
Bolaji Sosan

pronounced: Boh-la-jee, like the Bellagio but w/o the O. SLC Founder and Editor, loves to write about topics at the intersection of career and lifestyle for today's young professional and future leaders.

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