- October 2, 2017
- 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
- Hilton Chicago
- 720 South Michigan Avenue
- Chicago, Illinois
When first diagnosed with ovarian cancer, Kathy Bates felt pressure to stay silent. Years later after her diagnosis with breast cancer and a double mastectomy, she’s speaking out in the hopes women everywhere can stay healthy.
Honored numerous times for her work, Kathy is an undeniable force on stage, screen and television. Bates won an Academy Award and a Golden Globe for her portrayal of obsessed fan “Annie Wilkes” in Rob Reiner’s 1990 hit Misery, based on Stephen King’s novel. In 1999, she received Oscar®, Golden Globe and BAFTA nominations and won a Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Award® and a Critics Choice Award for her performance in Mike Nichols’ Primary Colors. Bates earned her third Oscar nomination for her role in Alexander Payne’s About Schmidt, for which she also garnered Golden Globe and SAG Award nominations and won a National Board of Review Award for Best Supporting Actress. Her film work has also been recognized with Golden Globe and BAFTA Award nominations for Jon Avnet’s Fried Green Tomatoes, and she also shared in a SAG Award nomination with the ensemble cast of James Cameron’s all-time, top-grossing blockbuster Titanic as well as a nomination for the ensemble of Woody Allen’s Midnight in Paris.
This year’s event starts at 11:00 a.m. with a silent purse auction to “Purse-sue the Cure” that features new and collectible handbags from preeminent retailers, upscale boutiques and private collections. The luncheon begins at 12:00 p.m. and will host over 1,000 attendees. Sponsorship opportunities are also available from $500 – $25,000.
For more information about this event, call our Events Line at 312-926-7133.