What is the attire for the event?

Cocktail attire. This is a children's charity - have fun with your outfits!

I purchased tickets online. When will I receive my ticket(s)?

A hard copy ticket is not necessary for the event. A list of all guests that purchase a ticket will be at check-in. Attendees will be sent a push notification via text the day before the event to pre-register. We will assist everyone with registration at check-in as well. 

What is the schedule of events?

Doors will open at 8 PM. After registering at the door, you will have access to all event activities. At 9:40 PM, guests will hear from our MC and Bear Necessities children.

The silent auction and raffle will end at 11 PM. Raffle winners will be announced live shortly after, and silent auction winners may collect their item(s) as they leave. There will be an afterparty following the event conclusion at midnight - join us at Hubbard Inn to celebrate a successful event! 

Are COVID protocols in place? 

We are following local guidance. As of February 28, 2022, there are no restrictions for events. You may check Chicago's site for more information. 

Can I use cash for purchase on the night of the event? 

Yes, cash will be accepted at the for event and raffle ticket. Door tickets will be $150. Silent Auction bidding will be done via the GiveSmart website, so that must be done via card. 

How can I bid on silent auction at the event? 

All guests will be registered as a user in GiveSmart for the event. Guests will bid on silent auction items via the GiveSmart website. We will post silent auction items the week of the event, and bidding will open on May 14th. 

How will my donation be used? 

Proceeds support Bear Necessities' mission to help kids rediscover their childhood while we discover a cure for pediatric cancer. We hope you and your closest friends or family can join us in celebrating and supporting children and their families battling pediatric cancer.