On Sunday, October 1st 2017, donors, family, friends, physicians, and patients came together to enjoy the festivities of the GI Research Foundation Donor Appreciation Picnic at the Vertiport helicopter hangar in Chicago. The afternoon included many wonderful amusements for children of all ages, including carnival games, a bounce house, face painting, balloon artistry, a live DJ, dancing, snow cones, and a BBQ cookout. All were provided free of charge as a special thank you for the donors’ ongoing commitment to the GI Research Foundation.
The venue offered guests a front row seat to parked helicopters in the hanger, providing photo opportunities for would-be pilots, as well as to helicopter takeoffs and landings from the adjacent helipad. Event organizer, Katie Chudnovsky, worked tirelessly to put together a fantastic event. David T. Rubin, MD, offered a warm thank you to the event organizers and the GI Research Foundation Board. As an exciting conclusion to the day’s fun, attendees participated in a raffle, trying their luck to win travel, jewelry, sports memorabilia and tickets, wine tastings, and the best prize of all, dinner with Medical Director David Rubin.
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