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Face the Future Gala goal: A smile for every child

Face the Future Gala goal: A smile for every child

The gift of a smile is something many take for granted, but not at the Face the Future Foundation Gala, where over 300 guests turned out to support the Craniofacial Center at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine. Themed "A Night on the Nile," the March 12 benefit at the Four Seasons Hotel raised over $400,000 to provide care and treatment for children suffering from craniofacial anomalies and related challenges.

NBC-5's LeeAnn Trotter, emcee, offered welcoming remarks and introduced honorary chair Ruth Riley, a retired basketball champ who has won an NCAA championship, two WNBA titles and an Olympic gold medal. Riley said, "Most of you will...

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