CHICAGO, April 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- On Wednesday, May 6, more than 900 Chicagoans will arrive hungry to the Sheraton Hotel & Towers, ready to sample cuisine from top restaurants to benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital®. Hosted by NBC5 Chicago Anchor Allison Rosati and honorary co-chairs Ryan Kunkel and Joe Reynolds of Red Frog Events, the 21st annual St. Jude Four Stars of Chicago Restaurant Extravaganza is a time-honored tradition of food, cocktails and both live and silent auctions. To ensure a seat at this inspiring event, call (773) 784-6704 or visit stjude.org/fourstarschicago.
Since its inception in 1995, the St. Jude Four Stars of Chicago Restaurant Extravaganza has raised more than $8 million for the kids of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, which is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases.
"We truly appreciate the support of attendees as well as Chicago's top restaurants and chefs," said Jenny McKenna of ALSAC/St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. "Their generosity helps ensure families never receive a bill from St. Jude for anything and the advances made at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital are helping to save children everywhere."
Participants will include a St. Jude patient, whose parents plan to share their inspirational journey to wellness. Among the famous Chicago restaurants that are preparing samplings of their cuisine will be classics like Shula's Steakhouse, upscale destinations such as Cite, healthy eateries like Lyfe Kitchen and fun snack shops like Garrett's Popcorn.
The event begins at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $350 per person and $3,500 per table of 10. Sponsorship opportunities are also available. Any questions can be directed to Renae Godish at (312) 255-3149.
About St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other deadly diseases. St. Jude has the world's best survival rates for the most aggressive childhood cancers, and treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20 percent to 80 percent since we opened more than 50 years ago. St. Jude is working to drive the overall survival rate for childhood cancer to 90 percent in the next decade. St. Jude freely shares the breakthroughs we make, and every child saved at St. Jude means doctors and scientists worldwide can use that knowledge to save thousands more children. Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing and food – because all a family should worry about is helping their child live. Join the St. Jude mission by visiting stjude.org or following St. Jude on facebook.com/stjude and twitter.com/stjude.
SOURCE St. Jude Children's Research Hospital