Meet The Lux Family
In Spring of 2017 Jennifere and Mike found out that their son Tristan’s heart has a dilated aortic root with mitral valve leakage. Looking at other symptoms, Tristan’s cardiologist suggested having him see a Geneticist and tested for Marfan Syndrome, a rare genetic disorder that affects the body’s connective tissue. Connective tissue holds all the body’s cells, organs and tissue together.
In August, Genetic testing revealed that Tristan was in fact diagnosed with Marfan Syndrome. Other than his current heart issue, Marfan Syndrome can have multiple other effects on the bodies heart, blood vessels, bones, joints, eyes, and lungs. This is an extremely recent diagnosis and no one really knows what the future may hold for Tristan. Read More here.
Our Partner Charities
Advocate Children’s Heart Institute
The Advocate Children’s Heart Institute (ACHI) began in 1987 with pediatric cardiologists from the University of Chicago, Northwestern and Loyola Universities and Children’s Memorial Hospital. This amazing group of dedicated physicians felt that they could provide optimal care for their pediatric patients in a differently structured environment. They created ACHI, now a nationally renowned center on the Oak Lawn, IL campus of Advocate Christ Medical Center and Advocate Children’s Hospital (now on both the Oak Lawn and Park Ridge, IL campuses).
Special Olympics Chicago
Special Children’s Charities of Chicago is the fundraising organization of Special Olympics Chicago. Special Olympics provides a competitive forum for thousands of special athletes here in Chicago every year. Both were founded in 1969 for athletes competing in everything from gymnastics to tennis, basketball to track and field.
About the Curve Ball
Since the beginning, One for the Kids has relished the curve ball. Be it our slightly irreverent tag line, a great time for a great cause or the fact that our original logo was designed on a cocktail napkin, we haven’t exactly been cookie cutter. Curve balls at our golf outing have become legendary. They have ranged from skydivers to a mechanical bull and from the Heisman Trophy to a dunk tank. Reveling in the unexpected is quintessential One for the Kids. The Curve Ball is about celebrating that fun and unpredictability and taking it to the next level for the benefit of our 2018 Host Family, The Lux Family along with our 2 partner charities, Advocate Children’s Heart Institute and Special Olympics Chicago. We have always had amazing entertainment that will have you dancing the night away. Shout out to the Paul Windsor Orchestra!
What should I wear? You can get as dressed up as you want! Most women typically come in cocktail dresses and men have worn dress pants and a jacket. It’s your night out on the town, you’ll look fabulous! Check out our Facebook pictures to get a better idea.
About One for the Kids
One for the Kids was established in 1993 by a group of concerned individuals who wanted to make a difference. Our first event was held at Old Oaks Golf course and raised a few thousand dollars. Over the last 25 years, we have raised over $1,500,000 for several different charities. All our charities benefit children of the Chicagoland area. Cheers to 25 years!
Check out last year’s Curve Ball Recap here!
Congratulations to Mike Magnusson and Pinnacle Advertising
We are honoring founding board member, Mike Magnusson and his company, Pinnacle Advertising, for their generosity and commitment to One for the Kids over the last 25 years. Mike and his team have given everything from creative to volunteers to cash donations and sponsorships. In fact, our golf outing has had at least three cars for golfers to win every year for the past 25 years and we’ve had people win them twice! Suffice to say that One for the Kids would not be what it is today without Mike’s generosity. We look forward to honoring him at this year’s Curve Ball! Please join us in supporting Mike by purchasing a sponsorship in his honor or coming out and congratulating him that evening.