CHICAGO, April 25, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- On Tuesday, May 2 at 5:00 p.m., nearly nine hundred Chicagoans are expected to gather at the Sheraton Grand Chicago, ready to sample cuisine from top local restaurants for the 23rd annual St. Jude Four Stars of Chicago Restaurant Extravaganza. This popular event is a time-honored tradition of food, cocktails and live and silent auctions benefiting St. Jude Children's Research Hospital®.
Since its inception in 1995, the St. Jude Four Stars of Chicago Restaurant Extravaganza has raised more than $10 million for the kids of St. Jude, which is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases.
"Every year we are amazed at the support and generosity from the attendees – including our presenting sponsor this year, Sidley Austin LLP – as well as Chicago's top restaurants and chefs," said Amy Junge, Field Operations Regional Director of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. "This event helps us carry out our goal to ensure families never receive a bill for treatment, travel, housing or any additional costs from St. Jude. We want to show the attendees that the advances being made at St. Jude are helping families everywhere."
Featured speakers for the event will include a St. Jude patient from Peoria, who plans to share her touching journey to remission. Among the famous restaurants that are presenting samplings of their cuisine will be Chicago favorites like RPM Steak and Mercadito; new restaurant participants such as Gus's Fried Chicken and Joe's Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab; and iconic snack classics like Garrett Popcorn Shops.
The full list of participating restaurants is below:
- Aloha Poke Company
- Atzimba Catering (Authentic Mexican Food)
- Chicago Burger Company
- Emilio's Sol y Nieve
- Garrett Popcorn Shops
- Gaylord Fine Indian Cuisine
- Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse
- Greek Islands
- Gus's Fried Chicken
- Joe's Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab
- Lao Sze Chuan
- Le Colonial
- Pork & Mindy's
- RA Sushi Bar & Japanese Restaurant
- RPM Steak
- Sable Kitchen & Bar
- Smoke Daddy
- Sprinkles Cupcakes
- The Windsor
- 312 Chicago
Tickets are available to purchase at $350 per person and $3,500 per table of 10. Sponsorship opportunities are also available. To register, call (773) 313-4300 or visit stjude.org/fourstarschicago. Any questions can be directed to Maruta Bergmanis at (312) 202-6543.
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. 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.
Maruta Bergmanis, Hill+Knowlton Strategies
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SOURCE St. Jude Children's Research Hospital