Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton Honored at CURE's 15th Annual Chicago Benefit with Susan and David Axelrod
Chicago, IL - Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will be honored June 13th at the 15th annual Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy dinner at Navy Pier.
Secretary Clinton, who as First Lady was the keynote speaker at the inaugural CURE dinner in 1999, was the driving force behind the first White House Conference on Curing Epilepsy.
"Hillary Clinton is, in many ways, one of the founding mothers of CURE," said Susan Axelrod, CURE's chair. "Her support gave our movement for more and better research a critical boost right from the start. We are thrilled that she is returning to mark our 15th anniversary and the progress she helped make possible."
Epilepsy affects 65 million people worldwide. For over one-third of patients, current therapies are ineffective, and each year 200,000 more are diagnosed. Though progress has been made, there is still no cure. CURE raises funds for cutting-edge research and works to increase awareness about the prevalence and devastation of the disease.
Last year’s event raised over $1 million for research in epilepsy and CURE hopes to exceed that this year. Proceeds benefit research toward this critically underfunded disease.
For ticket information: www.cureepilepsy.org/Chicago2013