Red Tie Ball LogoOur 2015 Red Tie ball was held Saturday, December 5, 2015 in Cathedral Hall at the landmark University Club of Chicago.  Featuring cocktails, dinner, and live entertainment from the Chicago Catz, the Red Tie Ball raised almost $250,000 for important CHD research! Visit our facebook album to see pictures from this year’s event!

We honored three incredible leaders in pediatric heart care:

Lifetime Achievement Award
Roger B. Cole, MD
Retired Pediatric Cardiologist
Retired Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, Northwestern Medical School

Heart of Gold Award
Julie Ann Creaden, MSN, APN, CPNP-PC
Senior Director, Advance Practice Nurses,
Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago

Congenital Heart Defect Medical Champion Award
Michel N. Ilbawi, MD
Director, Pediatric Cardiac Surgery,
Advocate Children’s Hospital
Professor of Surgery, University of Illinois

SAVE THE DATE for our 2016 event: December 10th!

A huge thank you to our event co-chairs: Heather and Michael Shaffer
and our Red Tie Ball Committee Members: Laura Baginski, Amy Cowin, Jessica Cowin, Sue Donnellan, Martha Hauber, Tracey Keenan, Christina Moser, Amanda O’Hara, Rheannon Rzucidlo, Shweta Stuart, Kelly Wittich

Thank you to our 2015 event sponsors: