Chicago’s “HAMILTON” Miguel Cervantes Releases Rap Video To Find Epilepsy Cure for his one-year-old daughter Adelaide

Miguel Cervantes, Alexander Hamilton in the Chicago production of HAMILTON, is partnering with Chicago’s Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy (CURE) in a new fundraising campaign to raise money to find a cure for his one-year-old daughter Adelaide, who suffers a rare childhood epilepsy syndrome. The website is myshotatepilepsy.org
The fundraising campaign with CURE (the Chicago-based foundation started by David and Susan Axelrod) will be releasing a PSA video and invite HAMILTON lovers to bring a little of HAMILTON home with them in an online raffle, providing opportunities for bidders to go caroling with Miguel and Hamilton cast members, a private party performance and special backstage passes and tickets to the show.

ADELAIDE’S STORY

Adelaide is the beautiful one-year-old daughter of Kelly and Miguel Cervantes and beloved little sister to Jackson. She is also a member of the CURE family. Adelaide suffers from Infantile Spasms (IS), a rare childhood epilepsy syndrome that can have profoundly negative long-term consequences. Starting at 7 months, Adelaide began having dozens of seizures per day and as a result has severe developmental and cognitive delays. The current available treatments for IS are not always effective and are often associated with substantial adverse effects.

While there is currently no cure for IS, Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy is dedicated to curing IS and all other types of epilepsy by supporting epilepsy research across the globe. CURE has awarded IS investigators over $4 million to advance cutting-edge research. Together we can help Adelaide and the other 65 million people worldwide currently living with epilepsy.

PRIVATE PERFORMANCE WITH MIGUEL CERVANTES:
Do you want to wow your guests at your next dinner party with the presence of a Broadway star? Then you won’t be able to say no to this. Bidding is now open for this amazing opportunity to host a private dinner party in the Chicagoland area with Miguel Cervantes, the star of the Chicago production of HAMILTON, with all proceeds going to support epilepsy research. Miguel and cast members will perform a non-stop cabaret in your home or private party of your choice – and you can join along if you’d like! To find out more, please call 312-255-1801 or email events@CUREepilepsy.org. Bidding starts at $25,000 and closes on Dec. 16, 2016 at 12 p.m. CST and the winner will be announced on Monday, Dec. 19, 2016.

BACKSTAGE PASSES AND TICKETS TO HAMILTON:
Enter for a chance to win two backstage passes and tickets to see the Chicago production of HAMILTON. Find out what it’s really like behind the scenes of this non-stop award-winning musical that’s blown everyone away and meet the Chicago cast. Purchase a raffle ticket to enter with all proceeds going to support epilepsy research. Each $50 raffle ticket counts for one entry. Click here to purchase a raffle ticket. The raffle ends Friday, Dec. 16 at 12 p.m. CST and the winner will be announced via email on Monday, Dec. 19, 2016.  View Raffle Rules

CAROLING WITH HAMILTON CAST:
Win the opportunity of a lifetime to have Miguel Cervantes and other members of the Chicago cast of HAMILTON go caroling in the Chicagoland area with you and a group of up to 20 friends this holiday season. Holiday-themed rap battles may ensue. Purchase a raffle ticket to enter with all proceeds going to support epilepsy research. Each $25 raffle ticket counts for one entry. Click here to purchase a raffle ticket. The raffle ends Friday, Dec. 16 at 12 p.m. CST and the winner will be announced via email on Monday, Dec. 19, 2016.
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