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8th Annual Evening of Hearts & Hugs Chicago Benefit

Saturday, September 30, 2017
06:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Theater On The Lake
2401 N Lake Shore Dr
Chicago, IL 60614

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

DETAILS: The Danny Did Foundation’s 8th annual fundraising benefit, An Evening of Hearts & Hugs, will be held on September 30th. This 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 brand new, state-of-the-art venue on Chicago's lakefront: Theater On The Lake. Attendees will include families impacted by epilepsy, medical professionals, public officials, and advocates.

REGISTRATION: Online registration of $150 per person is coming soon. 

When:  Saturday September 30, 2017, 6:30 - 11 pm

Where:  Theater On The Lake, Chicago, IL (2401 N. Lakeshore Drive; at Fullerton Ave, east of Lakeshore Drive)

Format: Cocktails and small plates; a silent auction and group giving special appeal; awards and entertainment; and live music. The dress is cocktail attire.

CLICK HERE for an event one-pager to share with friends. 

ONLINE AUCTION: Our silent auction is online and will be coming soon. The auction will close at 10 pm CST on September 30th. 

LIVE AUCTION: Details coming soon. 

RAFFLE PRIZE: Details coming soon. 

HONOREES: Danny Did will be proud to honor Gardiner Lapham as our Advocate of the Year. Gardiner advocates in honor of her son, Henry, who was lost to SUDEP at the age of 4. 

Our Corporate Partner of the Year will be Flood Brothers Disposal

DONATIONS: If you cannot attend this event but would like to make a donation, please click here and enter "Hearts & Hugs 2017" in the dedication field.

SPONSOR PARTNERS: Our partners will gain exposure before more than 525 guests on site and thousands more via social media. To learn more about our range of sponsorship tiers, click here or email

PARKING: Parking is available at Lincoln Park Zoo. Shuttles will be provided from the parking lot to the venue. Related details will be shared with guests. 



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