JDRF raises $3.7 million to fight diabetes

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Motown legend Smokey Robinson joined some 2,000 guests Dec. 14 for the 34th Annual Chance of a Lifetime Gala at the McCormick Place’s Lakeside Center, hosted by the Illinois Chapter of JDRF (formerly, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation). The lavish evening event — one of the city’s largest fundraisers — raised $3.7 million for JDRF’s efforts to find a cure for type 1 diabetes.

34th Annual Chance of a Lifetime Gala Benefiting: JDRF (formerly, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) — Illinois Chapter When: Dec. 14 Location: McCormick Place Lakeside Center and Arie Crown Theater Attended: 2,000+ Raised: $3.7 million

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