CONTACT

Discovery Ball Office

American Cancer Society, Inc.
225 N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 1200
Chicago, IL  60601
ilacsdiscoveryball@cancer.org
Tel: 312-279-7213

Event Contacts

Brittany Johnson
brittany.johnson@cancer.org
Tel: 312-279-7214
Fax: 312-279-7225

Meghan Gauen
meghan.gauen@cancer.org
Tel: 312-279-7365
Fax: 312-279-7225

EVENT DETAILS

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EVENT LEADERSHIP

Stacy Carlone

VP of People

G2

 

Brandi Corbello

Director, Transformation

Cushman & Wakefield

Chris Clark

CVP, Supply Chain

Motorola Solutions, Inc. 

Nidal Haddad

Ecosystems & Alliances Leader

Deloitte

Brenda Lombardo

CEO

NiKnack Marketing

Andrea Marks

SVP, Chief Analytics Officer

OptumRX

Randy L. Nornes

Executive Vice President

Aon

Chad Schafer

Partner

Sidley Austin LLP

Erica Waller

Global Account Manager

Splunk Inc.

EVENT HISTORY

Since 2007, the annual Discovery Ball has raised over $36 million to support the American Cancer Society’s mission to save lives and create a world with less cancer by helping people stay well and get well. Discovery Ball is one of Chicago’s premier cancer fundraising events with national notoriety. Over the years, guests have been entertained by Natalie Cole, Kevin Nealon, Billy Gardell, Keith Urban, Paul Reiser, Hunter Hayes, Colbie Caillat and the Barenaked Ladies. Celebrity emcees have included Katie Couric, Maria Bartiromo and James Corden. 

HOW TO MAKE A DONATION

You may click here to donate online, call or mail in your donation to the Discovery Ball office at 225 N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 1200, Chicago, Illinois  60601.


If you mail in your donation, the American Cancer Society will send you a receipt for your tax records, approximately six weeks after payment is received. If you make a donation online using your credit card, you will be directed to a confirmation page that can be printed for your tax records. In addition, an email will be sent to you that includes a receipt that can be printed for your records.

WHY SUPPORT

Discovery Ball donations will support the mission of the American Cancer Society as it works to save lives and create a world with less cancer by helping people stay well and get well, by finding cures and by fighting back.
 
Over 1.7 million new cancer cases are expected to be diagnosed in the United States this year, and more than 609,000 Americans will lose their battle. That’s more than 1,600 people a day. You can help us move one step closer to a world free from the pain and suffering of cancer by celebrating with us at the Discovery Ball

PUBLIC RECOGNITION

The American Cancer Society brand awareness is 98% nationwide. No other health organization has a higher rating. Our brand helps to clearly identify our organization, set it apart from other organizations, and ultimately create relationships with our communities. Your participation in the Discovery Ball includes public recognition through our media partners.

AWARDS

In 2019, BizBash selected the Discovery Ball as the #1 charity event in Chicago, an honor also received four years in a row from 2012 to 2015, and again in 2017 to 2019. In 2016, Discovery Ball was recognized in the top 100 events in United States by BizBash, the nation’s leading event trade publication.