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  • Join us for a new and unique celebration of the Wellness House Ball! Be inspired and engaged via livestream, as we celebrate 30 years of changing lives – past, present and future. Enjoy elegant dinner or cocktail menus created especially for Wellness House by BOKA restaurant group, all from the comfort and safety of home – on your own or with others.
  • Your purchase includes instructions on attending an inspirational livestream video program on 10/17/20 to join in the celebration of the 30th anniversary of Wellness House. If you are purchasing tickets for others to join you, you will also receive invitations to mail to your guests, as well as documentation regarding giving levels and the impact made by your donations to Wellness House. Celebrate with friends, purchase fine wines and luxury items in our auction, and make a difference for people living with cancer in our community.


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More Information on Participation Options

Enjoy the premier Chicago gourmet experience in your home, or at a gathering with friends, with dining options by James Beard and Michelin star awarded BOKA Restaurant Group. Chef Lee Wolen has custom designed menus for Wellness House Ball guests to enjoy at home, including a signature cocktail!

Purchase for 1 or any number of guests you’d like to join you (as long as guest counts are in accordance with Illinois Department of Public Health recommendations on social gatherings). You can also invite guests to purchase their own tickets and attend the event as a guest in your home. Invitations will be provided for you to personalize and send to your guests.

Option 1: Dinner by BOKA Restaurant Group – $175 per person

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Includes cheese/charcuterie course, salad, entrée, dessert and signature cocktail for each person. Beef and vegetarian options available.

Option 2: Canapés by BOKA Restaurant Group – $100 per person

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Enjoy lavish cheese/charcuterie, a signature cocktail, as well as 5 gourmet canapés per person.

Option 3: House Party Your Way – $50 Per Household

You handle the food, we provide instructions for joining others, through livestream, for the 30th Anniversary Celebration.

How to Buy Tickets

Go to wellnesshouse30.givesmart.com and click “Buy Tickets”.

1. Select the House Party with Dinner, House Party with Canapes or House Party Your Way option, and enter the number of people you will be inviting. If it’s just you, enter 1.  If you are hosting a House Party Your Way, enter 1.

2. Enter your purchaser details (name/address/credit card).

3. Enter the Names and Cell Phone Numbers of each of your guests (if applicable) so that they can be registered in the GiveSmart system and be able to participate in the Wine auction and fundraising for the evening. If you don’t know the names of your guests, that’s fine, you can let us know at a later date.

OR, when you receive an invitation in the mail, complete the response card and mail it in along with your check to Wellness House.

After you make your purchase, you will receive an acknowledgement letter and package in the mail which will include the following:

• Branded invitations to invite guests to your Wellness House Party (if you are hosting others)

• Instructions for meal pickup from Wellness House on 10/17 (along with wine if purchased separately in the Wine Auction)

• Instructions for joining the livestream program and participating in the auction and fundraising for the event


Questions? Contact Liza Larsen, Manager of Special Events and Annual Giving at llarsen@wellnesshouse.org.



Event Leadership


  • Allison and Rob Knuepfer, III
  • Kerstin and Geoff Regnery

Wine Chairs:

  • Julie and Jeff Akers
  • Melanie and Francis Morrissey
  • Lauren and Jay Rock


  • Mira and Sherif Albert
  • Molly and Ben Bradley
  • Marisa and Eric Donovan
  • Elizabeth and Tom Dziedzic
  • Kristin and Ryan Hull
  • Katie and Eric Kozlowski
  • Brianna and Peter Murray
  • Meghan and Rory Neill
  • Sarah and Tom Ouimette
  • Hilary and Michael Sefton