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Greater Illinois Chapter

The Wine Opener - Chicago

Event Overview

 Wine Opener

Online registration is now closed. Tickets will be available for purchase at the door.

October 25, 2013
6:00 PM - 7:00PM - VIP Reception
7:00PM - 10:00PM - Main Event

Galleria Marchetti
825 West Erie Street
Chicago, IL 60601

Pease join us for the 10th Annual Chicago Wine Opener!

Help us Uncork the Cure for cystic fibrosis. The Chicago Wine Opener will be an entertaining evening featuring an incredible wine tasting from around the world as well as delicious hors d' oeuvres. From wine novices to advanced wine enthusiasts, the Chicago Wine Opener is a casual and fun evening for all experience levels!

Singer/Songwriter Brandon Marx
will perform live during the VIP Hour.
Click here to listen to a sample of his music!

VIP Ticket - $150 ($92 tax-deductible)
Includes one hour tasting of exclusive wines that will not
be poured during main event.
Additional food and a gift bag will also be provided

Regular Ticket - $80 ($46 tax-deductible)

*Cocktail attire preferred

Event Highlights:
VIP Reception
Hors d' oeuvres 
Great Silent Auction
Live Auction and Bid for the Cure

The Grand Cru Award will be presented to Randy Zahora 

For more information, please contact Kim Mills at 312-236-4491 ext. 101 or

Because of risks to people with cystic fibrosis (CF), only one person with CF may be invited. Also, individuals who have ever had a confirmed positive sputum culture for Burkholderia cepacia (B. cepacia) complex shall not attend any Foundation events/meetings. These requirements are because CF germs can be passed between individuals who have CF. Some germs in a person with CF can cause serious respiratory illness and, in some patients, may lead to death. CF germs are not a risk for otherwise healthy individuals.

Despite this policy, individuals with CF might choose to attend events or meetings without informing the CF Foundation or without the Foundation's knowledge. If so, they do so at their own risk. The Foundation accepts no responsibility for any risk to health involved in attendance, or in any social contact between persons with CF. For more information, please visit

Important note on attendance for people with CF and their families:
The health and well-being of people with cystic fibrosis is our top priority. Medical evidence shows that certain bacteria can be passed between individuals who have CF and can lead to worse symptoms and speed decline in lung function. To limit the serious risk of cross-infection between people with CF, only one person with CF may be invited to attend the indoor portion of each CF Foundation-sponsored event.  For the outdoor portion of the event, people with CF should maintain a distance of at least 6 feet from each other.

Please note: People with CF and their families should be aware that individuals with CF might choose to attend Foundation events or meetings without notifying event organizers. We strongly discourage this; however, we cannot guarantee that only one person with CF will be present at any indoor Foundation event. For more information, please call your local chapter.

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