See your favorite Cubs and their wives strut down the runway to raise money for ALS research.
Thursday, January 17, 2013
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
For Cubs Outfielder David DeJesus and his wife Kim, the fight against ALS is personal!
Kim‘s high school friend Brian Schnurstein was diagnosed with ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, in March 2010 at the age of 29, shortly after the birth of his daughter.
David and Kim will co-chair the event that will feature a fashion show by 900 N. Michigan Shops to kick off Cubs Convention weekend.
Strike a Pose will feature Cubs players past and present, participants include David & Kim DeJesus, Kerry & Sarah Wood, Darwin & Lindsay Barney, Shawn Camp, Tony Campana, Starlin Castro, Steve Clevenger, Scott Feldman, Brett Jackson, Anthony Rizzo, James Russell, Ian Stewart, and Travis & Brittany Wood.
The event benefitting The David DeJesus Family Foundation who, for this event, will be donating all proceeds raised to ALS research. In addition, the evening will include cocktails and food from some of Chicago’s hottest restaurants such as Chicago q, RPM Italian, Bull and Bear, Shaw’s Crabhouse, Glazed & Infused , Pastoral and Wow Bao in addition to a live auction and raffle. After the show, guests can dance the night away to popular DJ Kasper K.
$2,500 per Table (4 tickets to event with reserved seating and table service)
About Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
ALS is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. Motor neurons reach from the brain to the spinal cord and from the spinal cord to the muscles throughout the body. The progressive degeneration of the motor neurons in ALS eventually leads to their death. When the motor neurons die, the ability of the brain to initiate and control muscle movement is lost. With voluntary muscle action progressively affected, patients in the later stages of the disease may become totally paralyzed.
River East Arts Center
435 E Illinois St.
Chicago IL 60611