Gift of Life Gala Inspires Chicago, Raises More Than $320,000

On November 16, 2013, the 28th Annual Gift of Life Gala brought together more than 400 physicians, surgeons, philanthropists and members of the Chicagoland business community to raise funds to support the National Kidney Foundation of Illinois.

The evening included dinner, dancing, a silent auction, raffle, and an outstanding Fund the Mission emceed by NBC 5 Chicago's Mike Adamle. Additionally, award recipients Shad Ireland and Stephen C. Jensik, MD, PhD gave inspiring talks on how their lives have been impacted by kidney disease, and their tireless efforts to prevent it and its precursors.

The evening was a huge success. More than $320,000 was raised to directly support the programs and services provided by the National Kidney Foundation of Illinois - programs that include awareness events, education and free prevention screenings for people throughout Illinois.

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