Actress Sarah Jessica Parker and Musician Harry Connick, Jr. Headline the Event
Children's Memorial Hospital, Chicago, is becoming Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago on June 9, 2012
CHICAGO, April 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released today by Children's Memorial Hospital:
WHO: Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel; U.S. Senator Dick Durbin; Lovie Smith, head coach, Chicago Bears; Tom Ricketts, owner, Chicago Cubs; and Scottie Pippen, former Chicago Bulls player, are expected to attend a Gala to benefit Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago.
Chicago philanthropist Ann Lurie, along with a committee of leading philanthropists and Chicago civic leaders, are hosting the gala that offers a first look at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago.
Event co-chairs include Lester Crown, Ann Lurie, Andrew J. McKenna, Robert S. Murley, Penny Pritzker and J. Christopher Reyes, who are also co-chairs of Heroes for Life: Campaign for Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. The event has been generously underwritten by Bombardier and Guggenheim.
WHAT: The goal of the event is to celebrate the completion of the state-of-the-art, 23-story building and to raise an additional $5 million for its fundraising campaign. Highlights of the evening include actress Sarah Jessica Parker as guest host and a performance by Harry Connick, Jr.
WHEN: Friday, April 20, 2012
- Media arrive at 2:45 p.m. for tour of hospital and interview with Ann Lurie
- Blue carpet coverage begins at 5:30 p.m.
- Interviews with Sarah Jessica Parker at 6:05 p.m. on blue carpet
WHERE: Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago
225 East Superior
- TV trucks with cables park on north side of Superior, west of the five lane driveway
- Other media park on east side
- No parking on Chicago Avenue
WHY: Children's Memorial Hospital will be renamed Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago in recognition of Lurie's $100 million gift. On June 9, the hospital plans to move up to 200 patients from Lincoln Park to the campus of its academic partner, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, where Lurie Children's is located.
The new location will enable the hospital to recruit top pediatric specialists, and its close proximity to Prentice Women's Hospital will expedite care to critically ill newborns.
SOURCE Children's Memorial Hospital