Nov 9th: 15th Annual Evening of Hearts & Hugs! - The Danny Did Foundation
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Nov 9th: 15th Annual Evening of Hearts & Hugs!

Date: Saturday, November 9, 2024

6:00 pm-10:30 pm

Venue: Theater On The Lake

2401 N Lake Shore Drive in Chicago

Join our 15th Annual Benefit to Fight Epilepsy and SUDEP!

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DETAILS: Gratitude fills our hearts as we plan our 15th annualgala to raise funds to support families in the epilepsy community. Danny Did has assisted parents and patients spanning all 50 states and 17 countries. And yet, there remains a large unmet need, and we look to increase our impact in the years ahead. The dollars we raise will change lives for the better.

FORMAT: We are happy to welcome friends and supporters for our Hearts & Hugs fundraiser at Theater on the Lake in Chicago. Our program will be emceed by Dina Bair from WGN News and will feature family impact stories, auctions, a raffle drawing, live music, and our “Bid From the Heart” segment. 

REGISTRATION: Online link is coming soon. 

HOST COMMITTEE: If you are interested and willing to join our Hearts & Hugs Host Committee, we would love to have you! Click here for more details or email to learn more. 

SPONSOR PARTNERS: Special thanks for the commitment and partnership of our Platinum Sponsor, Theater On The Lake, and our Presenting Sponsor, UCB. If you are interested to support this event as a sponsor partner, please click here to view our tiers, or email  Every partner is important to us!  


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ONLINE SILENT AUCTION: Bidding will be online and via smart phone. Participants can bid from anywhere, near or far. Visit the event website to browse and bid. The winner of each item does not need to be present. 

RAFFLE PRIZE: Details coming soon. 

LIVE AUCTION ITEMS:  Visit the event website to browse.  

DONATIONS: If you cannot attend this event but would like to make a donation, please click here.

Hearts & Hugs questions? Email us at