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Save the Date for 2020! February 29, 2020

A star-studded event that is changing lives!

VIVICA A. FOX commanded the room and TAYLOR DAYNE performance brought down the house!

More than a thousand guests joined Actress Vivica A. Fox and Pop Icon Taylor Dayne at the annual GiGi’s Playhouse Down Syndrome Achievement Centers’ Chicagoland “i have a Voice” Gala on Saturday, February 2 at the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel. The gala with a “rockin’ edge” serves as our largest fundraiser

Vivica A. Fox, actress, producer, entrepreneur and philanthropist, hosted the evening of dinner and dancing, plus an exciting live auction that included a private lunch with her! Pop Icon Taylor Dayne performed her top hits such as “Tell It To My Heart,” among others and got the crowd up from their seats for an exclusive appearance. Dayne also donated a VIP concert experience in the live auction for her upcoming tour.

The red carpet was abuzz with GiGi’s Playhouse stars, Miss Illinois and The Retired Professional Football Players known that night as “GiGi’s Elite 12”

"To have a thousand people in the room say I CAN and WILL accept you as you are means everything to me. Sometimes we feel alone in this journey of acceptance. To be around stars, athletes and a room full of believers empowers the families, the kids, and all of us fighting for acceptance every day."  ~ Nancy Gianni, founder and chief belief officer of GiGi's Playhouse.

One Child. One Diagnosis. One Community at a Time.

Thank you to our 2019 Sponsors

Special thanks to our generous sponsors for partnering with us for a night that will not be forgotten!

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