The scene: More than 700 guests and 130 volunteers joined the fight for every birthday threatened by cancer at the Discovery Ball at the Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel Chicago (221 N. Columbus) April 25. During the event, United Airlines was recognized with the 2015 Corporate Partnership Award for its leadership and fundraising support.
The invite list: Chairs Mark Thierer, chairman and CEO of Catamaran LLC, and his wife Nasrin, welcomed guests to the ball, which saw a performance by comedian and actor Paul Reiser and a lively auction, featuring a U.S. Open Sports package and a stay at the Four Seasons Resort on the Caribbean island of Nevis.
The bottom line: The ball raised $2.8 million, which will go toward the organization’s efforts to fight cancer in every community.
Splash was the media sponsor of this event.
Photos by Bob & Dawn Davis Photography and Design