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Gala To Benefit Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital Of Chicago

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.

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