It was the best-attended Associates Board event ever held! Over 230 GIRF supporters danced, networked, and raised funds at the Annual Associates Board Cocktail Party Friday, October 26.
Hosted by the Associates Board, and spearheaded by President Brad Peterson and Vice President of Fundraising Lauren Martin of Chicago, the event raised more than $35,000. All funds will be distributed early in 2019 to support GI research at the University of Chicago. This means direct and immediate support of medical research by young investigators that may eventually treat, cure, and prevent digestive diseases.
The evening’s refreshments were pretty newsworthy in their own right! Delicious cookies from event sponsor Sweet Ali’s Gluten Free Bakery and libations from event sponsors Tito’s Handmade Vodka and Lagunitas. Excited attendees took home fabulous silent auction items, such as hotel stays, signed sports paraphernalia, and a Mercedes Benz Kiddie Car.
The pictures are worth all our words. Follow this link for more photos of the night’s festivities. A heartfelt thank you to those who attended and supported this effort! See our events page for all upcoming GIRF fundraising events you can attend.