Tuesday, January 13, 2015


To celebrate and raise funds to support families and children through and beyond a parent’s cancer
, an organization dedicated to helping children touched by a parent’s cancer, is pleased to announce its flagship event, The Magic Ball, at the Redmoon Theater on Saturday, March 7th, 2015.

Camp Kesem is a nationwide community, driven by passionate college student leaders, that supports children through and beyond a parent’s cancer. In Summer 2014, Camp Kesem served nearly 4,000 children. With over 60 chapters in 29 states, Camp Kesem supports the local community with chapters at the Northwestern University, University of Illinois, Augustana College, and the University of Wisconsin Madison by providing a summer camp experience entirely free of cost to children ages 6-16.

The first annual Magic Ball is a unique blend of fun, magic, surprise, fantastic food and entertainment and will help spread the word about the magic of Camp Kesem and the difference the organization has made for so many families. This adult only event will take the place of Camp Kesem’s Family Night at the Museum, which was available for both parents and their children. Last year’s sold-out event attracted more than 1,000 guests for a memorable and impactful evening and raised over $500,000 which allowed Camp Kesem to send 750 more kids to camp.

The flagship Magic Ball is sponsored by a number of leading Chicago businesses, including Event Sponsors, Giordano’s and Victory Park Capital, and will be hosted by Susanna Negovan, creator of SPLASH by The Chicago Sun-Times and contributor to FOX Good Day Chicago. This year’s event will feature live entertainment and dancing by the Cagen Orchestra.

The Camp Kesem live auction will feature one-of-a-kind experiences like sport packages from the Bulls and Bears, once in a lifetime adventure & dream vacations, celebrity chef dinners, and so much more.

"The Chicagoland community has always been so incredibly generous in supporting our mission, and we hope to bring new eyes and ears to our cause by introducing this brand new event. The Magic Ball will be a unique, fun-filled, and unforgettable night that will bring the magic of Camp Kesem to life for our guests and help move us closer to our goal of serving 5,000 children this summer,” says Jane Saccaro, CEO of Camp Kesem.

Sponsors include Giordano's, Victory Park Capital, the Pritzker Pucker Family Foundation, Boeing, Baxter Credit Union, Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP, Credit Suisse, Latham & Watkins LLP, Duff & Phelps, CCM Securities, Grosvenor, Navigant, FlexPrint Inc., and United Airlines. Beverage sponsors include Beam Global, Wirtz Beverage and Magic Hat Beer. Auction sponsors include the Chicago Bears and the Chicago Bulls. Sheridan Road will act as the event’s Regional Media Sponsor and SPLASH & Sun-Times will serve as Print Media Sponsor.

The 1st Annual Magic Ball will be held on March 7, 2015 from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the Redmoon Theater, 2120 South Jefferson Street, Chicago. Individual tickets are $200; Sponsorship opportunities are available starting at $2,000. Tickets must be purchased by February 19, 2015.  For more information, please visit www.themagicball.org.

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