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7th Annual Evening of Hearts & Hugs Chicago Benefit

Saturday, October 29, 2016
06:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Germania Place
108 W. Germania Place
Chicago, IL 60610

Join our Chicago Benefit to Help Us Fight Epilepsy and SUDEP!

DETAILS: The Danny Did Foundation’s 7th annual fundraising benefit, An Evening of Hearts & Hugs, will be held on October 29, 2016. Hosted by Chicago comedian Pat McGann, the event is a fun night out and an opportunity to thank our supporters, celebrate progress against epilepsy, and raise funds to help more families in Danny Stanton’s name.

We are excited to host this event at a new venue in Chicago's Old Town neighborhood, Germania Place. Attendees will include families impacted by epilepsy, medical professionals, public officials, and advocates.

REGISTRATION: Registration of $150 per person is online here via the "Buy Tickets" button. NOTE: There will be no walk up tickets available at the door for this event

When:  Saturday October 29, 2016, 6:30 - 11 pm

Where:  Germania Place, 108 W. Germania Place, Chicago, IL

Format:  Cocktails and small plates from star chef Katie O'Reilly (TV host of Katie O's Food Carnival); a silent auction and group giving special appeal; awards and entertainment; and live music from a Northwestern University jazz trio. Game 4 of the World Series will be shown on TV. The dress is cocktail attire.

Click here for a one-page PDF flyer to share with friends.

ONLINE AUCTION: Our silent auction is NOW OPEN and you can start browsing and bidding on our auction items via your computer or smartphone via this URL link. The auction will close at 10 pm CST on October 29th. 

LIVE AUCTION: A 3-Night Chicago Cubs Spring Training Trip To Arizona! This package features a luxurious stay at The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa in Scottsdale. 

RAFFLE PRIZE: Two tickets to see the musical Hamilton in Chicago! 

HONOREES: We will be proud to recognize Dr. Orrin Devinsky of New York University's Langone Comprehensive Epilepsy Center as our Medical Advocate of the Year. 

The Young Irish Fellowship Club of Chicago will be honored as our Community Partner of the Year. 

BlueCross and BlueShield of Illinois will be awarded as our Corporate Partner of the Year.

DONATIONS: If you cannot attend this event but would like to make a donation, please click here and enter "Hearts & Hugs 2016" in the dedication field.

SPONSOR PARTNERS: Our partners will gain exposure before more than 450 guests on site and thousands more via social media. To learn more about our range of sponsorship tiers, click here or email

PARKING: Garage parking is available for Germania Place in the James Kilmer garage for the cost of $22. Note: this garage accepts cash only payment. This garage is on the south side of Germania Place, which is a half-block cul-de-sac, and across the street from the entrance to the gala venue. Drivers will make a left hand turn and go down a ramp to enter the garage. There is also limited meter parking available on Clark Street. 



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