The world’s largest charitable funder and advocate for Type 1 diabetes, JDRF held its 35th annual One Dream Gala Dec. 13 at the McCormick Place Lakeside Center and Arie Crown Theater (2301 S. Lake Shore). The event, hosted by Rosemarie Andolino and Meredith O’Connor, saw special appearances by Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Governor-Elect Bruce Rauner, and featured a sit-down dinner and silent and live auctions. Later, rock band Foreigner hit the stage to perform its classic hits, including “I Want To Know What Love Is.” The gala raised $4 million, which will go toward finding a cure for diabetes.
Splash was the media sponsor of this event. The Sun-Times Foundation and the Chicago Community Trust will match every dollar donated to JDRF up to a total of $10,000. Up to $500 can be matched per individual donation.
Photos by Mark Wheatley and David Blachman