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A Virtual Evening of Hearts & Hugs!

Saturday, October 03, 2020
07:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Theater On The Lake
2401 N Lake Shore Dr
Chicago, IL 60614

Our Annual Benefit goes Virtual to Fight Epilepsy and SUDEP

WHEN:  Saturday October 3, 2020

WHERE: Hearts & Hugs will feature a virtual event with a live streaming program. This year is a unique chance for Danny Did supporters to 'attend' Hearts & Hugs from across the U.S., with no geographic constraints.

DETAILS: Gratitude fills our hearts as we celebrate our 10th anniversary year - 2010-2020 - of serving the epilepsy community in Danny's memory. Our cause assisted families spanning all 50 states and 13 countries, yet there remains a huge unmet need, and we look to increase our impact in the years ahead. Our virtual Hearts & Hugs format enables us connect with supporters around the U.S. as we fortify our mission to prevent deaths caused by seizures.

Due to the fallout of COVID-19 and the impact on nonprofits, the millions of families who face life with seizures need you more than ever. The dollars we raise will change lives for the better.

AlexPatMiguelFORMAT: Our 60-minute live streaming program will include music from Hamilton star Miguel Cervantes and comedy from Pat McGann, along with a silent auction, special cameo appearances, a live auction, watch party 'drop ins', a raffle drawing and "Fund a Cause" segment. A 30-minute pre-show countdown will lead up to the live stream.

We are excited to have Keith Jones of Sayles & Jones Auctioneers as a partner to our event. Our show will be fun and fast-paced!

REGISTRATION, FREE!: There is no cost to watch our live streaming program, which will be broadcast on YouTube Live and at We ask that you to register for free in advance of the event at, so we can send you updates leading up to the event.

WATCH PARTIES: Supporters can watch from their home, or with their friends. If you are interested to host a satellite watch party, please email CLICK HERE for a one-page flyer to learn more. We plan to have Hearts & Hugs watch parties across the U.S. These small gatherings should follow all local safety and health guidelines related to COVID-19.

ONLINE SILENT AUCTION: Bidding is online and by smart phone, coming soon. Participants can bid from anywhere, near or far.

RAFFLE PRIZE: Hearts & Hugs features a $25 raffle for the chance to win an new iPad Pro, and a $100 raffle, where the winner will pick one of four amazing trips:

Airfare and accommodations are included for each package, and travel can occur through 2022! Raffle tickets can be purchased online HERE.

LIVE AUCTION: Hearts & Hugs will feature incredible live auction packages, including:

  • A family RV trip
  • A farmhouse weekend in Napa
  • Pick any music concert, anywhere
  • Comedy in your Yard (plus food & drink!) *Limited to greater Chicago area

Our live auction packages will open for bidding in the week leading up to the event. Stay tuned for details.

DONATIONS: If you cannot attend this event but would like to make a donation, please click here and scroll down to the "Donate Now" section.

SPONSORS: To learn more about our range of sponsorship tiers, click here or email Our special thanks for the commitment and partnership of our Platinum Sponsor: UCB.


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