Annual Tips for Parkinson’s Event Debuts in Chicago on August 14

Chicago –(ENEWSPF)–July 8, 2016.  On Sunday, August 14, 2016, the Chicago Professionals for Parkinson’s Research will hold its first annual Tips for Parkinson’s event at the Thompson Chicago hotel. The event —first launched 11 years ago in New York City —combines food, silent auction, a 50/50 raffle and a bartending competition for an afternoon of fun, while raising awareness and money for the Michael J. Fox Foundation and its mission to find a cure for Parkinson’s disease.

Join the Bartending Competition

Bartending teams will compete against one another to raise money for Parkinson’s research. Each team, made up of 3-4 people, will have 45 minutes to serve drinks and collect tips. At the end of the day, the winning team will be awarded a prize and be named the 2016 Tips for Parkinson’s Champions.

Interested in creating a team? Please contact Abby Baumann at [email protected] to set up a team. Teams must raise a minimum of $200 prior to the event to compete. Team members do not need to purchase event tickets.

Attend the Event

Not interested in bartending? Come out and support your favorite bartenders and get ready to tip for a cause on Sunday, August 14th from 1:30 PM to 5:00 PM. The event takes place at the Thompson Hotel located at 21 East Bellevue Place in Chicago’s Gold Coast neighborhood. Tickets include beer, wine and appetizers. Pre-sale tickets are available for $45 through July 11. Starting July 12th, tickets can be purchased online for $55 or can be bought at the door for $65. Come out and tip for a cause! Hope to see you there.

About Chicago Professionals for Parkinson’s Research

Founded in the fall of 2011, the Chicago Professionals for Parkinson’s Research is a group of professionals committed to raising funds for the Michael J. Fox Foundation. Members have diverse backgrounds spanning different professions including business, architecture, law and academia. Many members have been directly impacted by Parkinson’s with a family member, close friend or loved one currently battling the illness. While the group is committed to raising awareness for Parkinson’s, it also serves as an informal support network for each of its members. Please visit the link if you’d like to learn more about the Michael J. Fox Foundation.

The group hosts two annual events, Find Your Fox & Tips for Parkinson’s attracting over 400 of Chicago’s movers and shakers. The group is also involved in Team Fox Marathon events via volunteering, as part of the cheering section or running for the cause.

About The Michael J. Fox Foundation

The Michael J. Fox Foundation (MJFF) is dedicated to finding a cure for Parkinson’s disease and to developing improved therapies for those living with the condition today. As the world’s largest nonprofit funder of Parkinson’s research, MJFF has funded more than $600 million to speed a cure for Parkinson’s since 2000.

About Tips for Parkinson’s

Founded in New York City in 2006, Tips for Parkinson’s is a unique social event that welcomes 500+ guests for an evening of great food, silent auctions, bartending competitions and guest appearances. In its 11-year history, Tips NYC has raised over $1.7 million for Parkinson’s research, 100 percent of which has gone to The Michael J. Fox Foundation’s high-impact programs to speed a cure.