The Children’s Ball boosted research and resolve

With an “Oz” theme that honored the 100th anniversary of the classic “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” book written in Chicago by L. Frank Baum, the 41st annual Children’s Ball was held on December 11 and raised $1.6 million mainly for brain tumor research at Children’s Memorial Medical Center. The Rory David Deutsch Brain Tumor Research Program at Children’s benefited from the event as proceeds included funding to purchase the cutting-edge Photon Radiosurgery System (known as “the wand”) as well as proceeds to help the medical center’s overall brain tumor research programs through the Children’s Memorial Institute for Education and Research. Frank Baum’s great-grandson as well as many other celebrities, politicians and actors, attended the magical black-tie event at the Sheraton Hotel and Towers.

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