Cubs pitcher Ryan Dempster joins us in studio

May 7, 2012 4:56:44 AM PDT
The Chicago Cubs and stars of the entertainment, music and sports world unite to raise awareness and money to "Strike Out 22Q" (DiGeorge Syndrome/VCFS) and to assist other Chicagoland charities at the Dempster Family Foundation Casino Night.

Themed "Old Chicago", more than 500 guests will convene over casino games, food and drinks, and entertainment from singer/songwriter Crystal Bowersox and John Vincent. A unique silent and live auction, will feature an authentic baseball signed by baseball legends Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig and exclusive Ryder Cup golf tournament package, among other can't-miss items.

The Palmer House Hilton Hotel
17 E. Monroe St.
Chicago, IL 60603

Wednesday, May 9, 2012
6 p.m. VIP - Exclusive meet and greet with Ryan Dempster and VIP guests 7 p.m.-10:30 p.m. - Casino Night Event

The Dempster Foundation is a non-profit dedicated to raising awareness of 22q11.2 deletion, a disorder caused by a missing section of chromosome 22. Present in one out of every 4,000 live births, 22q deletion often goes undiagnosed but it is almost as common as Down syndrome. The Dempster's daughter Riley was diagnosed with the disease in 2009.