WHO: The National Kidney Foundation of Illinois will host 400 of Chicago’s physicians, surgeons, corporate leaders and philanthropists. CBS 2 Chicago’s Jay Levine and wife Mary Ann Childers will emcee the event. Gift of Life Award honorees will include Access Community Health Network, the Consulate General of Mexico in Chicago and Vanguard Weiss Memorial Hospital.
WHAT: This black-tie event celebrates accomplishments in the fields of kidney disease, organ donation and transplantation and raises funds for the National Kidney Foundation of Illinois. At the event, the Gift of Life Award will be given to three key partners of the KidneyMobile®: Access Community Health Network, the Consulate General of Mexico in Chicago and Vanguard Weiss Memorial Hospital.
WHEN: 6:30 p.m. – 12 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012
WHERE: Ritz Carlton Chicago
160 E. Pearson St. at Water Tower Place
Chicago, IL 60611
WHY: The Gift of Life Gala raises funds to support National Kidney Foundation of Illinois’ programs for kidney patients throughout the state. This includes the KidneyMobile®, Kidney Camp, educational programs for transplant patients, kidney disease research and professional education.
National Kidney Foundation of Illinois: www.NKFI.org
Event website: www.giftoflifegala.com
Photos from last year: www.flickr.com/photos/65908137@N05/sets/72157628097364581/
The National Kidney Foundation of Illinois (NKFI), a major voluntary health organization, seeks to prevent kidney and urinary tract diseases, improve the health and well-being of individuals and families affected by these diseases, and increase the availability of all organs for transplantation.