Registration and Silent Auction Begin (Lobby outside Arie Crown Theater)
Registration and Silent Auction Close (Lobby outside Arie Crown Theater)
Dinner (Lakeside Center Ballroom)
Live Auction, Fund A Cure, and Kool & The Gang concert (Arie Crown Theater)
The 33rd Annual JDRF Chance of a Lifetime Gala concludes
Express Check Out is a fast and easy way to bypass the cashiering process at the end of the evening. Swipe your credit card at registration to sign-up for Express Check Out. Increase your impact by using your Discover Card and Discover will match 2% of donations to JDRF!
Please contact JDRF at galaIL@jdrf.org if you have any restrictions or known allergies (i.e. vegetarian meal, lactose intolerant).
Baby Bocconcini and Tomato Salad with Honey and Balsamic Reduction, Baby Basil and First Pressed Olive Oil
Fresh Rushing River Trout Filet with First Pressed Olive Oil and Citric Honey Emulsion & Grilled Ribeye with Pepper Berries and Heirloom Tomato Bourbon Demi. Served with Fingerling Potatoes, Braised Fennel, Roasted Red Peppers and Broccolini
Vegetarian Option (must be pre-ordered)
Warm Lentil Salad with Sundried Cranberries, Pan Kissed Portobello, Flat Leaf Parsley Olive Oil, and Roasted Fennel.
Wine service provided with dinner.
(served in Arie Crown Theater)
Trio of Vanilla French Macaroon, Flourless Chocolate Cake with Caramel Ganache and a Chocolate Dipped Strawberry with Sprinkles
Two “Oreo Cookies” and a Fresh Strawberry
(Gluten Free/Sugar Free)
Coffee, Decaffeinated Coffee, and Hot Tea
Please note: McCormick place does not have a certified gluten free kitchen, but best standards of practice were used in preparing this meal.
Parking is $21 in the McCormick Place underground garage. Valet parking is also available for $25. We recommend parking in the C Lot to access the Lakeside Center. Visit McCormick’s website for more information on directions, parking or to view a map.
Keep in mind the Chicago holiday traffic and weather when making your travel arrangements. For weather and traffic conditions, be sure to check in with NBC 5 Chicago.
Make a night of it and reserve a room at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place. A special rate of $139 is offered for Gala guests. Call 888-421-1442 to make your reservation or reserve online.
A dedicated booking website has been created for our event so our guests will be able to make, modify and cancel their hotel reservations online, as well as take advantage of any room upgrades, amenities or other services offered by the hotel.
Cocktail or business attire is generally the dress of the evening. See photos of last year’s attendees.
Please contact the JDRF Illinois office at 312-670-0313.
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