United in Hope 2004


On March 9, 2004, the ARDS Foundation gathered at Ben Poa Restaurant, in Chicago, Illinois, to enjoy wine, hors d’oeuvres, and the company of each other. Chicago Bear Great’s Jim Osborne and Bruce Herron were in attendance to meet and greet the many friends and patrons of this wonderful event.

After about an hour, ARDS Survivor Deb Kuhn showed just how an ARDS survivors, and her her lungs, can persevere, as she sang a beautiful song for the audience, filling her lungs with air and filling the room with her wonderful voice.

A five night trip to the Snowflake Inn in Aspen, Colorado was auctioned off after a fierce bidding war, and then forty prizes were raffled off to many lucky winners. Proceeds from this event will benefit ARDS support, education and research.

The ARDS Foundation appreciates all of those who attended, and those who sent in donations. With your support, we will be able to continue to not only bring you these newsletters, mail out brochures at no cost, support to those in crisis, support to those who are dealing with the aftermath of ARDS, but also to create new education materials and look towards the future at new projects that will benefit the ARDS community. Remember, every dollar counts.

Chicago Bear Great Jim Osborne

Entertainment by Parvin Karwatowicz

ARDS Memory Quilt will be completed and on display!


The ARDS Foundation would like to thank the following sponsors for their participation in the “United In Hope 2004” Benefit.

Proceeds to benefit ARDS support, education and research.

Ben Pao Restaurant

Walgreens Company

Abbott Laboratories

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.

Circuit City
$100.00 gift card

Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding
230 W. North Ave
Chicago, IL
Two Tickets (Value $53.00-$69 per person)

Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria
$25.00 gift card

Graziano’s Brick Oven Pizza
5960 W. Touhy Ave.
Niles, IL 60714-4610
(847) 647-4096
$25.00 gift certificate

Wilmette Theatre
1122 Central Ave
Wilmette, IL 60091
Four Tickets

Late Nite Catechism
Royal George Theatre
Two Tickets, $30.00 value each

Bob Chinn’s Crab House
$50.00 gift certificate

Max & Erma’s
$50.00 gift certificate

Loews Cineplex Entertainment
Six Movie Passes

Vermont Teddy Bear

PF Chang’s
$20.00 gift certificate

PF Changs-Northbrook, IL
$50 certificate Dinner for two

Via Venato
181 Skokie Blvd Rd
Highland Park, IL 60035
manicure $18 value

Smart Jewelers
3350 W Devon Ave
Lincolnwood, IL 60712
$50.00 gift certificate

Mort Rubin,
Attorney at Law 3100 Dundee, Suite 402
Northbrook, IL 60062
A Simple Will

DCF Cleaners
(847) 486-8666
two $25.00 coupons

Carissima Salons
2901 N Clark 908 W Armitage
Chicago, Illinois
(773) 935-2925
Haircut with Tony

Chicago White Sox
An Official Major League baseball autographed by Chicago White Sox player Sandy Alomar, Jr

730 Waukegan Road
Deerfield, IL 60015
Gift Certificate $100.00

Central Avenue Fitness Studio
1694 First Ave
Highland Park, IL 60035
Spin Card for 10 Spin Classes and 1 Personal Training Session
$175.00 value

Westfield Shopping Town Centers
$100 gift certificate

J. Terri Ross
660 Vernon Avenue
Glencoe, IL 60022
Hair Color with Terri Ross

Forty One North
445 Skokie Blvd
Northbrook, IL 60062
$25.00 Gift Card

August Durson, DDS
1728 E. Kensington Rd.
Mt. Prospect, IL 60056
Braun Oral B Pulsating Toothbr

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