Families Unite Against ALS has been given a "Matching Gift" opportunity.  
For every dollar donated, up to $50,000.00,
Richard & Lynn Frankel Family will match your contribution over the ticket price.  
If you are unable to attend, but would like to donate, please click below.
Paddle Raise Information

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On October 12th, 2016, ALS took Dan Saunders's life. Shortly after Dan's diagnosis, he was committed to raise awareness and funding for ALS research so others would not have to be faced with such a cruel destiny. Through this event, we will sustain Dan's mission.

The Ivy Room's charm and unique venue space will host a unique and warm experience. 

It would be wonderful to engage in conversation and comradery while we join in unison as we remember all those who have lost their lives to ALS, and give hope to those who continue to battle this cruel and insidious disease.  Families Unite Against ALS is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with all net proceeds donated to ALS research. 

Evening Program​​

Cocktails and Hors D'oeuvres


$50,000 Matching Gift
         Presented by Richard and Lynn Frankel

Live Auction
          Auctioneer Greg Dellinger

Food Stations

History of Families Unite Against ALS

ALS Research
         Presented by Dr. Nicholas Maragakis

Paddle Raise

Dessert Bar and Coffee Served

Drawing Winners Announced

Gratitude and Closing Remarks

Featured Auction Items

Featured Beverages

  • 6 hour Rolls Royce Ghost rental from           Dream Squad Luxury Car Rentals
  • One night stay at the Magnificent Mile Marriott
  • Blackhawks tickets (Friday 12/8 vs Buffalo Sabres)
  • Chicago Bears tickets (Sunday 12/24 vs. Cleveland Browns)
  • Koval cocktail class tickets
  • Lou Malnati's gift card
  • The Dearborn gift cards
  • Signature Room gift card
  • One week stay in Puerto Vallerta with airline credit
  • Wine basket
  • Hand knitted afghan
  • Dog basket
  • Caregiver basket
  • Jello shot basket
  • Fun Chicago weekend basket
  • Brunch Café gift card
  • Landry's gift card
  • Night stay at the Hilton Garden Inn with breakfast
  • Lettuce Entertain You gift cards
  • Petterino's gift cards 
  • Wildfire gift cards
  • Photos Party Package
  • Cooking Skills Academy passes
  • St. Andrews Golf Club golf 4-some with 2 carts
  • Lucky Monk gift card 
  • TDK portable speaker
  • Yeti statue
  • Beer provided by 
          Illuminated Brew Works  &
          Lagunitas Brewing Company
  • Wine provided by
           The Dearborn
           Foley Family Wines, &
           Julian and Magda Burulea
  • Spirits provided by
           Mammoth Distilling

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