2013 Celebration of Hope Dinner-Chicago

 

  

History of the Celebration of Hope

In the spring of 2004, Barry Kahn, Dr. Kathleen M. Shannon and a group of committed volunteers and advocates, held the very first Celebration of Hope in Illinois, a fundraising event that supported programs in the area of Huntington’s research and education.

Past honorees have included, Robert Knuepfer, Partner, Baker & McKenzie; Juan A. Ochoa, CEO, Metropolitan Pier & Exposition Authority;  Mary Richardson-Lowry, Partner, Mayer Brown Ltd; Barbara Thomas, CEO, National Black MBA Association; Melissa Batchell, Partner, Goldberg Kohn, Judy De Angelo, President, JADE Carpentry, Art Shay, world renown photographer and researchers from Rush University Medical Center, among many others.

 

 

 

 

Background on Huntington’s Disease Society of America

 Huntington's Disease (HD) is a devastating, hereditary, degenerative brain disorder that results in a  loss of cognitive, behavioral and physical control, and for which, presently, there is no cure and only one FDA-approved treatment for a symptom of HD. HD slowly diminishes the affected individual's ability to walk, think, talk and reason. Symptoms usually appear in an individual between 30 and 50 years of age and progress over a 10 to 25 year period.  Eventually, a person with HD becomes totally dependent upon others for his or her care. More than 30,000 people in the United States are currently diagnosed with HD.  Each of their siblings and children has a 50 percent risk of developing the disease.  Although medications can relieve some symptoms in certain individuals, research has yet to find a means of conquering or even slowing the deadly progression of HD.  

 

 

The Huntington’s Disease Society of America is the largest 501(c) (3) non-profit volunteer organization dedicated to improving the lives of everyone affected by Huntington’s Disease. Founded in 1968 by Marjorie Guthrie, wife of folk legend Woody Guthrie who lost his battle with HD, the Society works tirelessly to provide HD research, education, advocacy and family services. Notably, HDSA funds the Center of Excellence at Rush University Medical Center, where people with HD and their families receive comprehensive medical, psychological and social services, in addition to physical and occupational therapy and genetic testing and counseling.

 


An Overview of the Gala

The Celebration of Hope is held at a leading venue in Chicago. The 2013 event will be held on October 26, 2013 at Marcello's Lincoln Park,  645 W North Ave (between Vine St & Frontier Ave), Chicago, IL 60610. The gala event begins at 6:30 P.M. Tables of 12 are available.

The gala event includes a first-class, three-course dinner and an extensive silent and live auction. The highlight of the evening is the presentation of the Celebration of Hope Awards, which are bestowed annually upon honorees who have committed themselves to better their community through significant professional, civic and charitable contributions.  This year we are honoring long-time Illinois Chapter board member Dr. Dan Born and family!

 

The gala event is attended by 150-200 people, mostly representing the corporate sector. Individuals who attend are primarily HD family and friends from the Chicago and surrounding areas.

 

 

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

TO BENEFIT HUNTINGTON’S DISEASE

 


 

Platinum Sponsor

□   Sponsorship Package: $10,000

     Includes a Corporate Family Sponsor:

 

  • Company listed as title sponsor on all marketing and media material
  • Table for 10 at gala dinner
  • 10 tickets for HD families
  • VIP seating and champagne greeting
  • Recognition from the podium
  • Logo placement in HDSA website and newsletter
  • Logo placement in event marketing print materials
  • Prominent signage onsite
  • Full page corporate or personal ad in event program book

 

Gold Sponsor

□  Sponsorship Package: $7,500

    

  • Company listed as co-sponsor on all marketing and media material
  • Table for 10 at gala dinner
  • Preferred Seating and champagne greeting
  • Logo placement in HDSA website and newsletter
  • Logo placement in event marketing print materials
  • Prominent signage onsite
  • Full page corporate or personal ad in event program book

 

 

Silver Sponsor

□  Sponsorship Package: $5,000

    

  • Table for 10 at gala dinner
  • Logo placement in HDSA website and newsletter
  • Logo placement in event marketing print materials
  • Prominent signage onsite
  • Half page corporate or personal ad in event program book

 

Bronze Sponsor

□  Sponsorship Package: $3,500

    

  • Logo placement in event marketing print materials
  • Prominent signage onsite
  • Six tickets to gala dinner
  • Quarter page ad in event program book

 

Gift Sponsor

□  Sponsorship Package: $2,000

    

  • Logo placement in event marketing print materials
  • Four tickets to gala dinner
  • Name in event program book

 

Corporate Family Sponsor

□  Sponsorship Package: $1,000

    

  • Ten tickets for HD family members to attend the event (HDSA will determine family recipients)
  • Personal message (i.e “In honor of….”)  in program book
  • Prominent signage onsite
  • Sponsor and family name placement in HDSA website and prominent signage onsite

 

Journal Premier Sponsor

□  Sponsorship Package: $500

 

  • Personal message (i.e., “In honor of…”) in program book or full page ad
  • Logo placement in HDSA website

 

Friend of HDSA Sponsor

□  Sponsorship Package: $250

 

  • Half page logo placement in event program book
  • Logo placement in HDSA website

 

 


 

 

 

 

         Please reply by August 15, 2013 in order to receive all sponsor benefits

 

 

SPONSORSHIPS


 □   Platinum Sponsor    $10,000

 □   Gold Sponsor           $7,500

 □   Silver Sponsor           $5,000

 □   Bronze Sponsor         $3,500

 

 

□  Gift Sponsor                         $2,000

□  Corporate Family Sponsor     $1,000

□  Journal Premier Sponsor          $500

□  Friend of HDSA Sponsor        $250

 

 


____ I cannot attend but would like to make a tax deductible donation of ___________  

 

 

CONTACT INFORMATION

 


Please print the names of your guests:

 


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CELEBRATION OF HOPE DINNER

 

  • o Enclosed is my check made payable to HDSA in the amount of $                                                         

 

  • o Please charge my credit card:    o Visa               o AMEX     o MasterCard    in the amount of $                    

 

                                                                                                                                                           

Credit Card Number                                       CVV #(on back of card)                   Expiration Date

 

                                                                                                                                                           

Name As It Appears on Card (Please Print)                                         Signature                                                   

 

                                                                                                                                                           

Mailing Address                                     Email address                                        Telephone Number                    (required for credit card receipt)

                                                 

Checks should be made payable to HDSA AND MAILED TO.

 

HDSA – PO Box 72 – Richland, MI 49083

 

 

All contributions are tax deductible to the extent provided by law. 

HDSA operates under section 501(c)(3) of the IRS code. 

HDSA EIN #:  13-3349872

 

 For further information, please contact Deb Boyd at

269-629-5452 phone – 269-629-4205 fax or dboyd@hdsa.org

 

Your tickets will not be mailed.  Your name and tickets will be held at the door.