2013 Best Friend Award Night

Thursday May 23, 2013

Shawn Kasserman

315 N. LaSalle St., Chicago

Check out pictures of the event and read more about Shawn’s involvement with KID.

Each year, KID commemorates our progress, honors the memory of Danny Keysar and other victims of unsafe children’s products and highlights the contributions of our Best Friend — someone who has helped keep children safe.

KID is delighted to present our 2013 Best Friend Award to Shawn Kasserman, partner at Tomasik Kotin Kasserman, for his strong voice for children’s product safety.

Shawn Kasserman served as counsel for Linda Ginzel and Boaz Keysar in their lawsuit against the manufacturer and licensor of the portable crib that killed their son Danny. Shawn’s commitment to the cause did not stop with the case and he continues to be an effective voice in support of child product safety throughout all of his endeavors at work and as a board member of Kids In Danger.

The 2013 event  featured small plates from Great Chicago Chefs from Vivo, Sunda, Lao, 312 Chicago, Smoque BBQ, Sam’s Gourmet Lasagna, and Fulton’s on the River.

We had a live and silent auction and raffles with great prizes including a trips, sports memorabilia, restaurant certificates, and more.

Make a donation to KID in honor of the event or our honoree.

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Many thanks to our participating chefs from:
Best Friend Award
Gold Champion Sponsors

Champion Sponsors

Advocate Sponsors


Linda Ginzel & Boaz Keysar
Bob & Jill Tanz
Barbara Passy
Sonny & Julia Garg
Myung Ja Ginzel
Steve & Leslie Swibel
Marc & Noa Shinderman

Supporter Sponsors

Neal Gerber & Eisenberg
Sanchez Daniels & Hoffman LLP
Caroline Shoenberger
Holly Raider
Lucia Annunzio
Dan & Kristina Paschall
Matt & Jill Wiesbrock
Tim Cavanagh
Todd Smith
Drew Weller
Ralph Gabric
Emily & Steve Burt