For the past four decades, Ronald McDonald House Charities have helped families of children with medical needs find a home away from home. On March 8, more than 900 guests turned out to the Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers (301 E. North Water) to support the organization’s four Chicagoland Ronald McDonald Houses and the Ronald McDonald Family Room in Edward Hospital at the 10th annual Big Mac Under Glass: An Evening in the Emerald City. Co-chairs Jeff Cantalupo, Lorraine Klemz and Ken Norgan greeted guests during cocktail hour, where they mingled and posed for pictures with Oz characters and bid on live auction items. The giving kept going during dinner, as guests participated in a paddle raise and surpassed the fundraising goal of $530,000, which will help keep 40,000 families together each year.
The Sun-Times was the media sponsor of this event.