On April 21, The Children’s Research Fund Junior Board will host one of Chicago’s most anticipated charity events of 2017. Over 300 young professionals will flood the showroom of Perillo BMW to enjoy an evening of cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and urban fashion to raise funds for childhood leukemia research at Stanley Manne Children’s Research Institute – the research arm of Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago
The man of the evening is Dr. Paul Lee. A fourth year fellow in Lurie Children’s the division of Hematology, Oncology, Neuro-Oncology and Stem Cell Transplantation, Dr. Lee is investigating the role of the gene DYRK1A in leukemia. Clinical trials show that this gene plays a critical role in the development of leukemia. Dr. Lee’s goal is to identify the exact role of the gene and to discover more effective drug therapies for children suffering from this disease.
900 North Michigan Shops will be showcasing their latest looks for spring during the show. Models — and Dr. Lee — will take to the runway to display cutting-edge fashion perfectly suited for young Chicagoans.
Be sure to sign up for a 15 minute ride and drive with Perillo BMW taking place before the fashion show. Slots will fill quickly, so book yours early. All riders will receive a $500 voucher toward the purchase of any new BMW vehicle. And, if you purchase a BMW, Perillo has kindly offered to donate $500 to the CRFJB! Please e-mail Sinny Dowling at [email protected]
to reserve your spot. Time slots available Wednesday 4/19 4pm-6pm, Thursday 4/20 4pm-6pm, & Friday 4/21 4pm-6pm.
We are thrilled to share this year’s raffle prize offerings!
Raffle Prize #1: BMW Race Track Driving School:Win a trip to Thermal, CA for a one day race track driving school experience at the BMW facilities. Prize includes airfare and driving school only.
Raffle Prize #2: Win a BMW for a weekend! Friday evening to Monday morning, this raffle winner will have a BMW loaner car! Winner must be 21 years of age or older, must have valid driver’s license and current automobile insurance, and excludes BMW 6,7, and i8 series.
Additional Raffle Packages will be at the event cortesy of 900 North Michigan Shops.
Official After Party at Rockit Bar & Grill- 9:30pm
The Children’s Research Fund Junior Board, an affiliated organization of Lurie Children’s, has been raising funds for medical research in Chicago since the 1950’s. To date, the Children’s Research Fund Junior Board has raised nearly $2 million for pediatric medical research initiatives conducted at the Stanley Manne Children’s Research Institute.