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JDRF Illinois One Dream Gala

12/09/2017 @ 5:30 pm – 11:30 pm
The McCormick Place Convention Center & Arie Crown Theater
2301 S Lake Shore Dr
Chicago, IL 60616

JDRF Illinois One Dream Gala

JDRF Illinois One Dream Gala

December 9, 2017, Chicago, IL 
5:30 pm – 11:30 pm

Mark your calendar for Saturday, December 9, 2017 when together we will continue our tradition of outstanding entertainment, record-breaking fundraising, and a night of inspiration at the JDRF Illinois One Dream Gala. This year, the event will feature an exclusive performance by Styx, playing top hits such as “Come Sail Away” and “Best of Times”! Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for the latest Gala updates and to see photos of our 2016 One Dream Gala when we raised $4.9 million. Make a donation or reserve your place today!

5:30 p – Registration and Silent Auction Open

Location: Lobby outside Arie Crown Theater


The One Dream auction is like none other! Featuring  hundreds of packages, including once-in-a-lifetime experiences, signed memorabilia, luxury items, vacations, and unique opportunities, this is an auction you won’t want to miss.


BidPal electronic bidding will be used during the Gala’s silent auction. Guests may bid directly from their smartphone – anywhere and anytime!

Watch this video  to ensure you’re prepared to bid on all your favorite items on Gala night! If you have questions on this  feature, please contact the Gala Team.

You will receive a text message prior to your arrival at the Gala with information on how to start bidding.  Bid early and often right from your fully charged smartphone!

7 p – Dinner is served


Shaved Apple & Fennel Salad
with Cara Orange, Goat Cheese, Pomegranate Seeds & Hard Cider Vinaigrette
Vegetarian, Nut Free

Char Crusted Beef Tenderloin
with Root Vegetable Tian, Haricot Verts with Caramelized Shallots & Sundried Tomato Béarnaise
Nut Free

OR, available upon advanced request

Roasted Cauliflower Steak
with French Lentils, Golden Raisins, Butternut Squash, Pomegranate Seeds, Sprouts, Mint Salsa Verde

Gluten Free Brownies with Chocolate Chunks
with Strawberries, Raspberries and Blueberries

Please note, our entire menu is gluten free

8 p – Gala program begins

Live Auction, Fund A Cure, and concert

8:35 p.m. (approximately) Silent Auction Electronic Bidding Closes

When entertainment begins, Auction Item Pick Up is available in room E252 (signs and volunteers will guide you).
11:30 pm (approximately) The Gala concludes
Travel safe and thank you for your support!

JDRF Illinois One Dream Gala

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