Fan of Chicago baseball?
Willing to make a difference in the lives of children fighting cancer?

Then step up to the plate and join Chicago Cub Alfonso Soriano and other baseball greats at the Children’s Neuroblastoma Cancer Foundation’s Grand Slam Gala. Help raise awareness and funds for Neuroblastoma, an aggressive form of childhood cancer – and also the most common in infants. The cause is unknown. Your support will fund research for more effective, less toxic treatments that will lead to higher survival rates.

We Need Your Support
“Unlike the significant progress that has been made in the treatment of many childhood cancers, only modest improvements in outcomes have occurred for children with high-risk neuroblastoma during the past 20 years. Improved rates of cure will only be possible if we continue to conduct research focused on developing more effective, biologically-rationale treatments.”

Susan Cohn, MD
Professor and Director of Pediatric Clinical Sciences at the University of Chicago
CNCF Grand Slam Gala
Saturday, September 12, 2009
4:00 – 7:00 pm
John Barleycorn (upper level)
3524 N. Clark Street
Chicago, IL
$100 per Adult*
$50 per Child-must be over 12 to attend

*Ticket price includes two free drinks, food, gift bag and a chance to meet Alfonso Soriano and other baseball greats. $50 of the adult ticket price is tax deductible.

Some of the biggest names in Chicago sports are committed to making the 2009 CNCF Grand Slam Gala a memorable and meaningful annual event. Be part of the team that brings hope "home" to the children and families of neuroblastoma.

Leonardo Astacio II., Chicago Cub Alfonso Soriano's Godson, is battling neuroblastoma and is the inspiration behind the CNCF Grand Slam Gala
We would like to thank the following individuals and companies for their in-kind donations to make the Grand Slam Gala a successful event:

  • Abt Electronics
  • Chocolate Potpourri Glenview
  • Shedd Aquarium
  • Tru Restaurant
  • Kane County Cougars
  • Museum of Science & Industry
  • Blue Man Group
  • Panera Bread
  • Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers
  • The Westin Chicago River North
  • Smith & Wollensky
  • Entertainment Cruises
  • Hyatt Regency Chicago
  • Rockford IceHogs
  • Chicago Blackhawks Foundation
  • Gibson's Steakhouse
  • Gabriella Tallungan
  • Mark DeRosa
© 2009 Children's Neuroblastoma Cancer Foundation. All Rights Reserved. Tax ID # 36-4370725, 501 (c)(3) public charity