2017 May Ball Press Release

April 7, 2017
For more information, contact Kevin Mork at 312-605-1976 or kjmork@legalcouncil.org.

Legal Council for Health Justice Blasts from the Past with Third-Annual May (Disco) Ball on May 6
Legal Council for Health Justice will host its third-annual May Ball at the historic, HGTV-featured home of Dr. Nabeela Rasheed and Fawzia Mirza in Chicago’s West Loop on Saturday, May 6. Philip Tortorich, partner at Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP, is the honorary chair. The ball, this year named May (Disco) Ball, is black tie optional. All proceeds from the ball directly support the Legal Council’s programs providing free, immediate legal help to low-income individuals with HIV, people at risk of homelessness, and children with disabilities.

Mike Sullivan, President of the Board of Directors commented, “As the Legal Council continues to grow, we are proud to never stop serving our vulnerable clients with dignity and care, regardless of today’s challenging climate. As our established programs mature and new programs develop, we are proud to share our successes and upcoming goals and strategies. As always, I am grateful to Nabeela and Fawzia for once again hosting us in their beautiful home and to Phil Tortorich for again chairing the event.” May Ball tickets start at $100 and are available at https://mayball2017.eventbrite.com or by calling 312-605-1957.

This year’s May Ball sponsors are: ChicagoPride.com, Clark Hill PLC, DecisionQuest, Family Health Network, Inc., Foley & Lardner LLP, Goldman Ismail Tomaselli Brennan & Baum LLP, GRAB Magazine, Illinois Health & Hospital Association, Jenner & Block LLP, Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP, Kirkland & Ellis LLP, Marshall Gerstein & Borun LLP, Mayer Brown LLP, MB Financial Bank, McDermott Will & Emery LLP, Reed Smith LLP, Riley Safer Holmes & Cancila LLP, Seyfarth Shaw LLP, Sidetrack, Sidley Austin LLP, Sinai Health System, Takeda Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc., Voxbox, Windy City Media Group, Winston & Strawn LLP, Wintersteen & Associates LLC, and Xact Data Discovery.

This year through its three programs—AIDS Legal Council, Chicago Medical-Legal Partnership for Children, and Homeless Outreach Project—the Legal Council will provide free, direct “legal care” to over 2,000 individuals who would never otherwise be able to afford legal assistance.

Legal Council for Health Justice (formerly known as AIDS Legal Council for Chicago) uses the power of the law to secure dignity, opportunity, and well-being for people facing illness and disability. Our evidence-based medical-legal partnership programs work uniquely with health, hospitals, and social service systems to train and support the care provider network, provide direct representation to referred patients, and conduct systemic advocacy to promote health equity among populations facing chronic, disabling, and stigmatized health and social conditions.
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