Kennedy Krieger Institute Hosts "Roasting Jim McMahon" Along With '85 Chicago Bears

February 27, 2007
At Morton's The Steakhouse Westchester On Saturday, March 31

CHICAGO (February 21, 2007)-Kennedy Krieger Institute, an internationally recognized facility dedicated to improving the lives of children and adolescents with disorders of the brain and spinal cord, will host "Roasting Jim McMahon" at Morton's The Steakhouse Westchester, located at One Westbrook Corporate Center, on Saturday, March 31 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.; roast starts at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets are priced at $250, which includes a full buffet and two cocktails, with all proceeds to benefit spinal cord injury research at Kennedy Krieger.

Relive the great stories of the '85 Bears Champion Team! Join members of the '85 Bears, including Mike Ditka, Richard Dent, Emery Moorehead, Jim Covert, Dan Hampton, Kurt Becker, Keith Van Horne, Tim Wrightman, and NFL great Conrad Dobler in their roast of Quarterback Jim McMahon. The roast will be emceed by Tom Dreesen and among other notable guests will be Dr. John W. McDonald, director of Kennedy Krieger's International Center for Spinal Cord Injury, and the lead neurologist whose pioneering techniques influenced the late actor Christopher Reeve to regain significant movement and sensation. It's a guaranteed touchdown!

About the Kennedy Krieger Institute

Internationally recognized for improving the lives of children and adolescents with disorders and injuries of the brain and spinal cord, the Kennedy Krieger Institute in Baltimore, MD serves more than 12,000 individuals each year through inpatient and outpatient clinics, home and community services and school-based programs. Kennedy Krieger provides a wide range of services for children with developmental concerns mild to severe, and is home to a team of investigators who are contributing to the understanding of how disorders develop while pioneering new interventions and earlier diagnosis. The Institute houses the International Center for Spinal Cord Injury, the first facility of its kind devoted to restoration and recovery of spinal cord injuries and paralysis in children - even for those with chronic injuries. For more information, visit www.kennedykrieger.org or www.spinalcordrecovery.org.

Reservations are required. For further ticket information, please contact Anthony Holder at (708) 316-4332. Ticket price includes a full buffet and two drink tickets courtesy of Morton's.

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