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Bear Tie Ball grants wishes, funds research for kids with cancer

Bear Tie Ball grants wishes, funds research for kids with cancer

The 25th anniversary Bear Tie Ball was a record-breaker, raising more than $900,000 to support Bear Necessities Pediatric Cancer Foundation and its mission to fight childhood cancers and provide hope and support to those who are touched by it.

The Feb. 24 black-tie event at The Geraghty attracted more than 600 supporters and featured an awards presentation, silent and live auctions, inspiring testimonials and live entertainment by Ken Arlen's Front of House band.

Emcee Micah Materre of WGN-9 welcomed the crowd and spoke about the nonprofit's reach and fundraising efforts. To date, Bear Necessities has provided more than $20 million for research and support services with a...

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