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9th Annual Evening of Hearts & Hugs Chicago Benefit

Saturday, October 27, 2018
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!

When:  Saturday October 27, 2018, 6:30 - 11 pm

Where:  Theater On The Lake in Chicago, located at 2401 N. Lakeshore Drive; at Fullerton Ave, on the lakefront just east of Lakeshore Drive. 

DETAILS: The Danny Did Foundation’s 9th annual fundraising benefit, An Evening of Hearts & Hugs, will be held on October 27th. Hosted by Pat McGann, 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 facing seizures.

We are excited to host this event at the fully restored, award-winning venue on Chicago's lakefront: Theater on the Lake. Attendees will include supporters, families impacted by epilepsy, medical professionals, public officials, and advocates. This event was sold out in 2017! 

Format: Cocktails and small plates; a silent auction and group giving special appeal; live music. Reminder, this is not a reserved seating event.

DRESS: Cocktail attire.

REGISTRATION: Now open at!

ONLINE SILENT AUCTION: Details coming soon. Participants do not need to be present to place bids or to win. The auction will close at 10 pm CST on October 27th. 

LIVE AUCTION: Details coming soon. 

RAFFLE PRIZE: Details coming soon. 

DONATIONS: If you cannot attend this event but would like to make a donation, please click here and enter "Hearts & Hugs 2018" in the dedication field.

SPONSORSHIPS: Our partners will gain exposure before more than 600 guests on site and thousands more via social media. To learn more about our range of sponsorship tiers, click here or email

HOST COMMITTEE: If you are interested to serve on the 2018 Hearts & Hugs host committee, please email Host committee members agree to "write or invite" to bring 10 guests to the event. 

PARKING: Available in the Lincoln Park Zoo parking lot just south of Fullerton Ave. To access this parking lot, turn south off Fullerton onto Cannon Drive. After you take a ticket at the gate, the lot will be on your left.

*Once you park, you will see Hearts & Hugs signage guiding you to cross to the north side of Fullerton via an underpass walkway. After crossing, walk east to the venue.  
*Be sure to request a validation sticker at the event check-in table.
DROP OFFS: There is a circle drive in front of Theater on the Lake for convenient drop offs from taxis or Uber, or if you'd like to drop off a friend/spouse before parking.  
VALET: Valet parking will available in the circle drive in front of the venue and is CASH ONLY.  

Hearts & Hugs questions? Email us at 



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