Save the date for Broadway Sings for CURE, an evening of dazzling performances by Broadway stars. This event will be hosted by Miguel Cervantes, star of Chicago’s HAMILTON. Miguel understands all too well how devastating epilepsy can be, as his daughter, Adelaide, was diagnosed with a severe form of epilepsy called infantile spasms at 7 months old.
An incredible line-up of Broadway stars will perform live, putting epilepsy center stage to raise funds for critically needed research. Stay tuned – we’ll announce the performers who will #SingForCURE soon.
Cocktail Reception: 6:00 PM
Program: 7:30 PM
Learn about sponsorship opportunities here. If you have any questions, please reach out to Meghan Jorgensen at Events@CUREepilepsy.org.
Epilepsy can be a debilitating disease, affecting more than 65 million people worldwide. One in 26 Americans will develop the disease in their lifetime. Funding scientists worldwide to collaborate and innovate in pursuit of a cure is our mission.
The Boston CURE community reunited on April 3 for a powerful and inspiring Boston Benefit for the CURE in support of epilepsy research. The Benefit was hosted by Anne Finucane and Mike Barnicle, and Susan and David Axelrod. Governor Charlie Baker and Mayor Martin J. Walsh participated in the evening events.
Thanks to all of our Benefit hosts, dinner chairs, generous sponsors, volunteers, donors and guests, nearly $1.1 million was raised to support CURE’s research grants program, new scientific opportunities and future breakthroughs.
Jack and Eileen Connors
Karen and Ken Kaplan
Brian Moynihan and Sue Berry
Thank you to the CURE community of families, researchers, donors, and sponsors who came out to Navy Pier and raised a record-breaking $2.3 million for our mission! We are honored that such a remarkable and dedicated community came together to spread hope and raise critically-needed funding.
This video, played during the Benefit, highlights why research funding remains vital 20 years after CURE’s founding, and why we should continue to be Stubborn as Hell.
The Benefit featured memorable musical performances by Rock & Roll Hall-of-Famers Eddie Vedder and Nils Lofgren and the star of Chicago’s production of HAMILTON, Miguel Cervantes. In addition, an auction of autographed items and concert experiences provided by Rock & Roll Hall-of-Famers, country music legends, and musical theater stars helped highlight the theme of music and hope.
If you weren’t able to join us, but would like to support CURE’s mission to find a cure for epilepsy, by promoting and funding patient-focused research, you can donate now.
Dianne Raso, Ann G. and James B. Ritchey Foundation
Hari Ravichandran, Ravichandran Foundation
Michael J. Sacks, GCM Grosvenor
Liz and Mike Axelrod
Ann and Doug Benschoter
Patrice Bugelas-Brandt and Bill Brandt
Debra A. Cafaro and Terrance K. Livingston
Wendy Coleman and James Terman
Shalee and Blake Cunneen
Karen and Larry Grisolano
Carol Jones and Tom Hynes
Bernadette Keller and William M. Daley
Debbie and Cory Lipoff
Sharon O’Keefe and Hal Moore
Linda and Richard Price
Penny Pritzker and Bryan Traubert
Cari and Michael J. Sacks
Michele Schara and Randy Mehrberg
Marla and Eric Sedler
Margaret and Joe Tilson
With special thanks to our volunteers from Mesirow Financial
Silent Auction Winners
Gerald Beeson, “Springsteen on Broadway” Experience and Guitar Signed By Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band
Richard Jascula, Trace Adkins Signed Guitar
Michael Nelson, Toby Keith Signed Guitar and Concert Tickets
Allen Fisher, Keith Richards Signed Guitar
Karen Dixon, James Taylor Signed Guitar
Lisa Cotton, Eddie Vedder Signed Guitar
Thad Wong, Eddie Vedder Signed Guitar
Ajay Shah, Paul Simon Guitar with Personal Message
Richard Jasculca, Cheap Trick Signed Drum Head
Laura Wise, Eric Church Signed Guitar and Concert Tickets
Greg Ahern, 3 Doors Down Signed Guitar
Sherry Cotton, HAMILTON in Chicago VIP Experience
3 Doors Down
Karen Lynn Accattato and Associates
AKPD Message & Media
The Allerton Hotel
Kelly and Miguel Cervantes
The Eli’s Cheesecake Company and Maureen and Marc Schulman
Fleur De Lis
Suzanne and Albert Friedman
Friedman Family Foundation
Amy and Nils Lofgren
Manny’s Cafeteria and Delicatessen
Misericorida Heartzingers Choir
Second City Sound
Jasculca Terman and Associates, Inc.
Walter Payton College Prep Jazz Orchestra