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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. 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. 

Format: Cocktails and small plates; a silent auction and group giving special appeal; live music from the Whitney Young High School Jazz Ensemble.

Reminder, this is not a reserved seating event.

DRESS: Cocktail attire.

REGISTRATION: This event is now sold out! We look forward to seeing our guests on October 27th.

ONLINE SILENT AUCTION: Bidding online and by smart phone is open at this link. Participants do not need to be present to place bids or to win. The silent auction will close at 10 pm CST on October 27th. 

RAFFLE PRIZE: Get Out of Town! For just $20 per ticket or 6 tickets for $100, take a chance to win two roundtrip tickets on Southwest Airlines, a carry on luggage bag, and an Uber gift card to get you to and from the airport. You decide the destination. Tickets are available online now. Winner does not need to be present.  


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 Special thanks to our Presenting Sponsor: Lundbeck. 

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. 

DROP OFFS: There is a circle drive in front of Theater on the Lake for convenient drop offs from taxis or Uber. 

SELF PARK: 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 for a $17 rate

VALET: Valet parking will be available in the circle drive in front of the venue for $27 and is CASH ONLY.  

Hearts & Hugs questions? Email us at 



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