Our 3rd Annual Red Tie Ball was a huge success! Thank you to our generous sponsors, donors, and guests we raised $260,000! Our best year yet!
It was held Saturday, December 10th, 2016 in Cathedral Hall at the landmark University Club of Chicago.  Featuring cocktails, dinner, live auction and live entertainment from the Patti Lupo Band, it was a magically night raising money for CHD research!  To see photo’s from this year’s event, please click here

We awarded two incredible leaders in pediatric heart care with the Congenital Heart Defect Medical Champion Award

John M. Costello, M.D. MPH
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Director, Inpatient Cardiology & Medical Director, Regenstein Cardiac Care Unit
Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago

Tarek S. Husayni, M.D.
Division Head, Pediatric Cardiology
Advocate Children’s Heart Institute , Oak Lawn Campus
Advocate Children’s Hospital

A huge thank you to our event co-chairs: Heather Shaffer, Michael Shaffer and Shweta Stuart
and to our Red Tie Ball Committee Members: Laura Baginski, Martha Hauber, Tracey Keenan, Christina Moser and Rheannon Rzucidlo

As well as 2016 event sponsors:







Please save December 9 for our 2017 Red Tie Ball and help us raise more money for CHD research!