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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 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 in Danny Stanton’s name.

We are excited to host this event at a recently restored, state-of-the-art venue on Chicago's lakefront: Theater on the Lake. Our event will serve as the grand opening for this beautiful space. 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. Reminder, this is not a reserved seating event.

DRESS: Cocktail attire.


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 575 guests on site and thousands more via social media. To learn more about our range of sponsorship tiers, email

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 for a $17 rate.
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. Note: to avoid congestion, we encourage drivers who can park and walk to utilize that option.  



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