The Foundation for Angelman Syndrome Therapeutics is pleased to announce the 3rd Annual FAST Gala, an “Evening With The Stars To Benefit The Angels”, a black tie fundraiser for Angelman Syndrome research. Guest of Honor this year is FAST friend and supporter, actor and Golden Globe winner, Colin Farrell.

This year’s event will take place on Saturday, December 4, 2010 in the elegant Crystal Ballroom, located in the West Tower of the Hyatt Regency Chicago, 151 East Wacker Drive, Chicago, Illinois. The Crystal Ballroom is the only street level ballroom in Chicago, providing for spectacular views of the city lights and downtown landmarks.

The Foundation for Angelman Syndrome Therapeutics (or FAST) is an organization of families and professionals dedicated to finding a cure for Angelman Syndrome and related disorders through the funding of an aggressive research agenda, education, and advocacy. The Foundation is committed to assisting individuals living with Angelman Syndrome to realize their full potential and quality of life.

Colin Farrell, whose son James suffers from the syndrome, attends FAST’s gala every December.

The festivities will commence at 6:00 p.m. with cocktail hour, hors d’oeuvres and entertainment. A three-course dinner, with table-side choice of entree, will follow the cocktail hour. There will be a presentation by Dr. Edwin Weeber highlighting the latest breakthroughs in Angelman Syndrome research. Dr. Weeber’s research has received the prestigious distinction of being selected as the Scientific Highlight of the Year by the Federation of European Neuroscience Societies. Following Dr. Weeber, be prepared to dance the night away with help from Chicago’s amazing 7th Heaven Band who opened for Kid Rock and Bon Jovi this year.

This year’s silent auction will provide fantastic holiday shopping opportunities with a vast variety of unique and interesting items, so don’t forget to bring your wallet!

To purchase tickets to the event, corporate sponsorship and/or program advertisement, click here.

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