The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation’s Illinois Chapter had an ambitious multimillion dollar fundraising goal for its 33rd annual Chance of a Lifetime Gala, and reached it when the party pulled in more than $3 million. On Dec. 8 the McCormick Place Lakeside Ballroom Center and Arie Crown Theater (2301 S. Lake Shore) hosted about 2,000 guests for dinner and a live performance by Grammy Award-winning artists Kool & the Gang, who performed their hits (including “Ladies Night,” “Jungle Boogie” and “Celebration”). The money raised will help fund research to find a cure for type 1 diabetes.
The Sun-Times was the media sponsor of this event.
Story by Katerina Bizios | Photos by Mark Wheatley