Results tagged ‘ ALS ’

8/13 Ice bucket challenge

Theo Epstein has received several requests to take part in the “ice bucket challenge,” and on Thursday, he’s going to give fans a chance to dump water on him and some of the players. During Thursday’s series finale between the Cubs and Brewers, fans will be asked to donate to the team’s 50-50 raffle, with proceeds going to ALS research. The Cubs will determine who gets to dump the bucket of ice water on Epstein. That will take place after the game. Among those who have challenged Epstein is Blackhawks president John McDonough.

12/28 Strike a pose

Cubs outfielder David DeJesus and his wife Kim will host “Strike a Pose” fundraiser Jan. 17 at the River East Arts Center at 7 p.m. CT when Cubs players and their wives will walk the runway in a variety of fashions from the 900 North Michigan Ave. shops. Among the participants are Kerry and Sarah Wood, Darwin and Lindsay Barney, Travis and Brittany Wood, Shawn Camp, Tony Campana, Starlin Castro, Steve Clevenger, Scott Feldman, Brett Jackson, Anthony Rizzo, James Russell, and Ian Stewart. Proceeds from the event will benefit the David DeJesus Family Foundation, which is donating money raised to ALS research. Tickets are $250 per person and $2,500 per table (includes four tickets with reserved seating and table service). Besides the fashion show, there will be cocktails and food from Chicago restaurants such as Chicago q, RPM Italian, Bull and Bear, Shaw’s Crabhouse, Glazed & Infused, Pastoral, and Wow Bao. There also will be a live auction and raffle.

— Carrie Muskat

11/11 DeJesus hosts “Bite Nite”

Do you have dinner plans Monday? Want to sample some of Chicago’s top chefs and help a good cause? Join Cubs outfielder David DeJesus and his wife Kim who will host “Bite Nite” on Monday to raise funds to benefit the ALS Association of Greater Chicago chapter. The event will be at Kendall College, 900 N. Branch Street, Chicago, from 6:30-9:30 p.m. CT. Chefs from some of Chicago’s top restaurants, including Prosecco, Le Colonial, Arrow on Ogden, Markethouse, 676 Restaurant & Bar, Siena Tavern, LM Bistro, Cyrano’s Farm Kitchen, and Union Sushi and Barbeque Bar will take part. There will also be a vodka bar and a silent auction. Tickets are $75, and available through or by calling (312) 932-0000.

— Carrie Muskat


11/5 Meet DeJesus & help fight ALS

Cubs outfielder David DeJesus and his wife Kim will be the celebrity hosts of “Bite Nite” next Monday, Nov. 12, to benefit the ALS Association of Greater Chicago Chapter. The two will join 10 of Chicago’s top chefs, who will showcase tasting-size portions of their cuisine. The event also will feature a specialty vodka bar and silent art auction. Tickets are $75 for the fundraiser, to be held at Kendall College, 900 N. North Branch Street, Chicago, IL, from 6:30-9:30 p.m. CT. The ALS Association of Greater Chicago Chapter supports research, advocacy, awareness, community and local care services for those affected by amyotrophic lateral scleroris, commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.

Kim’s high school friend was diagnosed with ALS, which motivated the couple to raise money and awareness. In July, they combined to lead a drive for ALS Day at Wrigley Field, and raised more than $28,000 for the ALS Association Greater Chicago Chapter.

For more information on “Bite Nite,” go to, or call (312) 932-0000.

— Carrie Muskat