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GIRF's Laugh-A-Ball, a FUNdraiser

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GI Research Foundation To Hold Its 57th Annual Ball To Raise Funds for Digestive Disease Research at the University of Chicago

EVENT: 57th Annual GI Research Foundation Ball, Laugh-A-Ball! A FUNdraiser

Hosted by the GI Research Foundation along with Ball Chairs, Yekaterina Chudnovsky, Beatrice G. Crain and Aaron Rosdal to benefit the University of Chicago Digestive Diseases Center.

DATE OF EVENT: Saturday, May 19, 2018

LOCATION: Sheraton Grand Chicago, 301 East North Water Street

EVENT TIME: 6 PM - dinner, entertainment by comedian Jim Gaffigan, and dancing

TICKET PRICE: Starting at $600 per person

DESCRIPTION OF EVENT: The GI Research Foundation will hold its 57th annual Ball on May 19, 2018 as part of its mission to raise funds to help support the physicians and scientists at the University of Chicago Medicine Digestive Diseases Center. Funds raised will be used to perform innovative clinical and laboratory research, provide outstanding care, and train future leaders, with the goal of treating, curing and preventing digestive diseases.

The black-tie event will be held at Chicago's Sheraton Grand Chicago, 301 East North Water Street, 6 pm.

Grammy-nominated comedian, actor and author Jim Gaffigan will perform. The emcee for the evening is Stephen Weiss, founder of Short Hills Capital Partners, a 25-year Wall Street veteran and CNBC marketing commentator.

The evening will also include a delectable reception and dinner as well as live music and dancing. More than 600 people dedicated to the cause are expected to be in attendance. All proceeds from this event will go directly to help advance the work of the University of Chicago Medicine Digestive Diseases Center.

At last year's gala ball, more than $1.3 million was raised for digestive disease research.
One out of every four Americans suffer from Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, stomach cancer, hepatitis B and C, pancreatitis, colon cancer, celiac disease, esophageal cancer, pancreatic cancer, gastroesophageal reflux, liver disease, or other digestive diseases. The monies raised by the evening's festivities will help fund the ground-breaking research that focuses on these diseases. With the help of our donors, we continue to move closer to finding cures, and offering the best quality of life for GI patients worldwide.

For more information about tickets, donations and sponsorship opportunities, please call 312.332.1350 or email info@girf.org or visit www.giresearchfoundation.org.
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