30 Oct

First Annual Chicago Diabetes Project Poker & Casino Night

On Saturday, October 25, 2014, Special Kids Network hosted their First Annual Poker & Casino night to benefit the Chicago Diabetes Project. The event was held at Fields Infinity in Glencoe, IL.

In 2004, the Washington Square Health Foundation developed the idea of having researchers from around the world come together to form the Chicago Diabetes Project, a group of highly qualified scientists and their teams who committed themselves to achieving a functional cure for diabetes as soon as possible.

Dr. José Oberholzer, the coordinator and director of cell transplantation at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine, is the director of the Chicago Diabetes Project. Dr. Oberholzer and the other Chicago Diabetes Project leaders strongly believe that the scientific community has all the necessary ingredients to make cell-based therapy an option for the majority of diabetic patients.

Special thanks go to Jordan & Shanna Batt who were instrumental in making this event such a huge success.

Winners of the 1st Annual Chicago Diabetes Project Tournament in partnership with the Special Kids Network are as follows:

1st- Ryan Daube ($10,000 WSOP Seat Winner)
2nd- Mike Tatge
3rd- Saul Shaoul
4th- Corey Andrews
5th- Jeff Neely
6th- Dave LeCavalier
7th- Chris Dow
8th- Arland Shellist
9th- Dianna Zehren