The ARDS Foundation invites everyone to our


Saturday August 13, 2005

7:30 AM

Chicago Botanic Garden
1000 Lake Cook Road
Glencoe, IL 60022

Take this excellent opportunity to gather with family and friends in the beautiful surroundings of the Chicago Botanic Gardens and join others who have been likewise affected by this deadly syndrome.

Coming in from out of town?

The ARDS Foundation has secured a group rate at the Deerfield Hyatt at $69.00 a night. The Deerfield Hyatt will also provide a shuttle to and from the Botanic Gardens for those staying at the hotel.

For reservations, call the Deerfield Hyatt at 847.945.3400 and tell them that you are part of the ARDS Foundation
Proceeds to benefit ARDS support, education and research.



Republic Title Company
Allstate-Matias Insurance Agency 2545 W North Ave
Chicago, IL 60647
Once Upon a Bagel, 1888 1st St, Highland Park, IL 60035


Whole Foods Market 760 Waukegan Road, Deerfield, IL 60015
847.444.1900, 847.444.1231 fax


Harris Bank
The McLean County Deputies Fraternal Order of Police
(In Memory of Ellen Sandage)
Silent Auction Items  Click Here

Raffle Prizes:


Shaw’s Crab House Chicago



Bob Chinn’s


Tonelli’s Restaurant, Northbrook-Two Spaghetti Dinners


Linen N Things

$25.00 towards a purchase of $50 or more


Lakeshore Theater Lakeshore Theater
Two Adult Admissions

Forty One North
$25 Gift Card

Two $25 Gift Cards

Raymonds Hair Design,

Northbrook/Glenview Manicure/Pedicure
5960 W Touhy, Niles, IL $25 Gift Card


Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria
$25 Gift Card

In-Vogue Boutique
730 S. Buffalo Grove Rd, Buffalo Grove, IL $50 Gift Card

2727 Pfingsten Rd, Glenview, IL $35 Gift Card


Build a Bear
$10 Gift Certificate


Ben Pao Restaurant


Tucci Bennucch




Kamehachi 1320 Shermer Road, Northbrook,IL 60062
$50.00 Gift Card
J. Terry Ross
660 Vernon Avenue
glencoe, IL 60022 $55.00 for hair coloring


Don Roth’s Blackhawk
$25 Gift Certificate

Westfield Shopping Malls
$100 Gift Card
a Mini 5 hour web Makeover from Web Dezign Studio
Value $125.00
$70.00 in coupons from P.F. Changs
$25.00 donation from DCF Cleaners
1803 WAUKEGAN RD GLENVIEW, IL (847) 486-8666

Gift Package from Carissima Salon in Chicago
2901 N Clark 908 W Armitage Chicago, Illinois
Late Nite Catechism
Royal George Theatre Center
Value $60.00

A Message from ARDS Foundation President
Almost every day, I hear from people asking these question: “How come no one has heard of ARDS?” “Why does ARDS not receive the same attention as breast cancer or AIDS when it takes more lives?” “What can I do to help this cause?”

There is always something that a person with passion can do for a cause that they believe in. People can join other like minded folks, as those joined together garnish more attention than someone standing alone.

Again, the ARDS Foundation is hosting another benefit and it is our hope that those in the ARDS Community, especially those who reside in Illinois or nearby, will strongly consider attending the “March for Miracles” Benefit on Saturday, August 14, 2004, beginning at 8:00 AM.

I am certain that there are many of you who have seen on the news, stories about this walk or that, and not only notice the media attention the organizations receive, but also, the many people who are in attendance. Those who attend are dedicated, make a conscious decision and find others to join them in their passion for their cause.

It is easy to talk about your cause, but to go out and do something … this is the challenge. And this is my challenge to you. If you have been touched by ARDS, again I will say that now is the time to do something. Make the commitment. We all know that talk is often just talk, and it requires a higher level of dedication to do something.

The Foundation events are about one thing… YOU. But without the ARDS Community present at these events, it makes much less sense. Anyone can write a check, call it in, so to speak. Help our voice grow. Talk to family and friends of your passion and desire to see change in your own lifetime and perhaps they, too, will accompany you to this important event.

Are you up for this challenge?

Eileen Rubin
(Registration Fee for those in the ARDS Community waived)
For more information about how to participate in this exciting upcoming event, Please use our Contact Form or call us at 312-749-7049.

All donations are tax deductible in the amount allowed by the law. The ARDS Foundation is a federal 501(c)(3) organization.