On September 16th, supporters of the Chicago Diabetes Project and Special Kids Network gathered to go All In at their 4th annual Texas Hold ‘Em Poker Tournament. Gathering at The Estate by Gene and Georgetti in Rosemont, guests enjoyed crab cakes, steak, and premium cocktails from the open bar beneath the ornate chandeliers. Following a moving presentation, 140 players put on their best poker faces to compete for the grand prize; a $10,000 seat at the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas. As the tournament went on into the night, players took a break to enoy late-night hamburger sliders and fries.
The Chicago Diabetes Project is a global research effort to develop a cure for type one diabetes through islet cell transplants. The number of lives impacted by diabetes is reaching epidemic levels, with an anticipated 300 million affected by 2025. To learn more about Chicago Diabetes project, please visit their website.