Barenaked Ladies and UL to lead festivities at 13th annual American Cancer Society Discovery Ball

  • American Cancer Society CEO Gary Reedy.Provided by American Cancer Society

    American Cancer Society CEO Gary Reedy.Provided by American Cancer Society

 
Amy Jo Steinbruecker
Updated 3/14/2019 7:24 AM

Popular "alt rock" band Barenaked Ladies will headline the American Cancer Society's 13th annual Discovery Ball on Saturday, April 27 at the Hilton Chicago. Keith E. Williams, president and chief executive officer and trustee of UL, is chair of this year's black-tie event.

"UL was founded 125 years ago and is a lasting legacy of the Columbian Exposition. Our Mission to Promote Safe Living and Working Environments for People is fully embodied in the mission of the American Cancer Society, which brings together the brightest scientific minds and biggest ideas in the fight against cancer," said Williams.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

More than 800 people are expected to attend and will consist of corporate sponsors, business leaders, underwriters and guests from a diverse cross-section of Fortune 500 corporate, medical, banking, technology health, legal and accounting companies. Also, in attendance will be people on the front lines of the cancer fight including researchers, providers, cancer survivors and volunteers who will be celebrating this year's theme: "Where Hope Grows."

Since 2007, the annual black-tie event has raised more than $34 million to support the Society's mission to save lives and create a world with less cancer. Along with UL, this year's After-Party Presenting Sponsor is Salesforce; Mission Sponsor is Optum; Discovery Sponsors are BlueCross BlueShield of Illinois and Boeing. Platinum Sponsors include AON, Dell Technologies, Hewlett Packard Enterprises, ITW, Motorola Solutions and Northwestern Medicine. Gold Sponsors include: Abbott, Accenture, Advocate Aurora Health, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Archer Daniels Midland Company, AIM Specialty Health, AMITA Health, Capgemini, CDW Corporation, CVS Health, Deloitte, Duchossois Family Foundation, Exelon Corporation, EY, Fresenius Kabi, Honeywell, Kemper Corporation, King & Spalding, Kirkland & Ellis LLP, KPMG LLP, Northern Trust, RR Donnelley, Sanmina Corporation, Seyfarth Shaw LLP, Sidley Austin LLP, SpecWorks, Splunk, Inc., Stitch + Heart, United Airlines, The University of Chicago Medicine Comprehensive Cancer Center, and Winston & Strawn LLP.

For more information, please contact the Discovery Ball office at (312) 279-7213 or www.discoveryball.org.

About the American Cancer Society:

The American Cancer Society is a global grassroots force of 1.5 million volunteers dedicated to saving lives, celebrating lives, and leading the fight for a world without cancer. From breakthrough research, to free lodging near treatment, a 24/7/365 live helpline, free rides to treatment, and convening powerful activists to create awareness and impact, the Society is the only organization attacking cancer from every angle. For more information go to www.cancer.org.

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