Weekend diabetes benefit honors Ron Santo

December 11, 2010 8:41:06 PM PST
A gala took place Saturday night to benefit juvenile diabetes research and featured a tribute to the late Cubs player Ron Santo.

The event was the 31st annual Chance of a Lifetime gala for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. A portion of the evening was dedicated to Santo, the former Cub great who died last week at the age of 70.

Santo suffered from Type 1 diabetes and advocated for diabetes-related causes throughout his career. A portion of the money raised Saturday will go to the Artificial Pancreas Project.