At CURE's 15th Annual Chicago Benefit, Guest of Honor Hillary Rodham Clinton Credits Breakthroughs in Research as Progress toward Cure for Epilepsy
Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy (CURE) held their 15th Annual Chicago Benefit at the Navy Pier Grand Ballroom on Thursday, June 13, 2013. More than 1,000 guests joined CURE founder and Chair Susan Axelrod and David Axelrod to support cutting-edge epilepsy research and raised nearly $1.5 million. The funds will go toward finding a cure for epilepsy.
Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton gave an impassioned speech detailing her personal involvement with the cause, and recalling the first CURE dinner in 1999, where she was the keynote speaker, and imploring guests to raise their voices on behalf of the cause.
“All along the way CURE was at the forefront,” remarked Mrs. Clinton to a sold-out crowd. “We are now at a point, because of the mapping of the human genome - and because of breakthroughs in brain research - that for the first time we can really begin to unravel the mystery of epilepsy.” Attendees erupted in applause followed by a standing ovation.
This year’s benefit was the most successful in CURE’s history. Proceeds benefit research toward this critically underfunded disease.
For more from the evening:
Guest of Honor Hillary Rodham Clinton Addresses a Sold-Out Crowd at Navy Pier
CURE Associate Research Director Tracy Dixon-Salazar, PhD, Discusses Impact of Her Daughter’s Epilepsy
Susan Axelrod’s Blog – Chair’s Corner
CURE extends the deepest gratitude to all of our supporters and sponsors and those who helped make the evening a spectacular success: BMO Harris Bank · Fred Eychaner · Allied Telesis · Eisai · Endurance International Group · Grosvenor Capital Management L.P. · Mesirow Financial · UCB · The University of Chicago Medicine · Cafaro Livingston Charitable Trust · AKPD Message & Media · ASGK Public Strategies · Bully Pulpit Interactive · Exelon · Lundbeck · Stefani’s Children’s Foundation · The Strategy Group · The University of Chicago · Cabrera Capital Markets LLP · Comcast · Loop Capital · MethodCare · Northern Trust · Walgreens · Splash · Jasculca Terman & Associates · The Eli’s Cheesecake Company · PRG · Wheaton Bank ·