Eric Roberts, Scottie Pippen, Julie Benz, James Kyson-Lee, Greg Olsen, Tichina Arnold, and Giuliana and Bill Rancic are among the 20 elebrities rallying on June 25 and 26 to benefit Comer Children’s Hospital at the University of Chicago.
The Rally for Kids with Cancer is an exclusive, two-day event designed for participants who are dedicated to raising funds for children’s cancer care and research at Comer Children’s Hospital at University of Chicago and share a passion for cars and exclusive access to Celebrities.
The pediatric oncology team at Comer Children’s Hospital is focused on all aspects of cancer care for children — from diagnosis to treatment, to conducting research, to finding promising new therapies. All efforts at the hospital are dedicated to helping kids with cancer lead fuller, more active lives.
Expected to attend are Eric Roberts, Batman – The Dark Knight, and soon to be released summer blockbuster The Expendables; Scottie Pippen, NBA Alumni Chicago Bulls, Joan Cusak, Toy Story 3, My Sister’s Keeper; Robin Antin, Founder, The Pussycat Dolls and Girlicious; Tichina Arnold, Everybody Hates Chris; Julie Benz, Desperate Housewives, Dexter; Robert Buckley, Lipstick, Jungle, One Tree Hill; Richard Dent, NFL Alumni Chicago Bears; Ernie Hudson, Law & Order and Ghostbusters; Patrick Kilpatrick, Actor, Writer, Producer, Director; James Kyson-Lee, Heroes; Bai Ling, Star Wars “Revenge of the Sith” and Crank 2; Greg Olsen, Chicago Bears; Bill Rancic, Giuliana & Bill, first Apprentice winner; Giuliana Rancic, Giuliana & Bill, E! News Anchor; Ivan Sergei, The Opposite of Sex, Jack and Jill, The Breakup; Rachel Smith, Host of on the Red Carpet and former Miss USA, among others.
The full schedule of events is as follows:
The Qualifiers Celebrity Draft Party
The Rally will kick off with “The Qualifiers” Celebrity Draft Party. This cocktail reception and fabulous dinner, prepared by 10 of Chicago’s best restaurants, provides Rally Drivers with the opportunity to meet and recruit their desired Celebrity Navigator. The premium drafting positions will be determined by the amount of dollars raised through pledges and sponsorship. The Rally Driver who raises the most money will be first to select their Celebrity Navigator
When:Friday June 25, 2010
, Red Carpet Arrivals will begin at 7:00 PM.
Where: Park West , 322 West Armitage Avenue, Chicago, IL
*Start Your Engines Brunch*
The “Start Your Engines” Brunch will start the Scavenger Cup Rally. Participants will receive a Driver’s Manual filled with maps, tips and their first clue. Drivers will earn all-access status to the worlds of sports, food, media, entertainment, travel and fashion in up to six unique pit stops throughout the Chicago area. Eric Roberts and Julie Benz will drop the checkered flag at 11:30am to signal the start of the Rally.
Comer Children’s Hospital at the University of Chicago Pit Stop
Wheelchair races with patients, ambassadors and rally teams! Eric Roberts will be hosting this pit stop and interacting with the Celebrity Navigators, Rally Drivers and the kids.
When:Saturday June 26,Rally teams will be arriving between 11:45am – 3:45pm
Where: Comer Children’s Hospital, 5721 S. Maryland Avenue
The Winner’s Circle Gala Dinner
The final lap of the Rally is “The Winner’s Circle” Gala Dinner. Rally Drivers, Celebrity Navigators, sponsors and invited guests will revel in memories from the past two days while enjoying an incredible dinner, first-class entertainment, live auction and awards ceremony.
When: Saturday, June 26,Red Carpet Arrivals will begin at 6:30 PM
Media Check-in: 6:00 PM – 6:30 PM
Where: Marriott Hotel – Chicago Ballroom , 540 North Michigan Avenue