2016 KID Best Friend Award Night

Wednesday, May 18, 2016
The Mid-America Club

Thank you to all who joined us for the 2016 KID Best Friend Award Night on May 18th. The evening featured small plates from the chefs of 312 Chicago, Beatrix, Dearborn Tavern, Mercat a la Planxa, Mid-America Club, and South Water Kitchen, and was an opportunity to celebrate KID and our 2016 Best Friend.

KID honored Lisa M. Turano with the 2016 KID Best Friend Award for her passion and commitment to KID and children’s product safety. Learn more about Lisa’s reasons for supporting us.

With the help of over 300 people in attendance, and the support of many others, we raised over $130,000 to support KID’s work in improving children’s product safety and saving lives.

See more photos at KID’s Flickr page.

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About the KID Best Friend Award

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’s Best Friend, 2016

Lisa M. Turano, Turano Baking Company & The Turano Foundation

Lisa M. Turano was a student at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business when Danny Keysar died and KID was founded.  She immediately embraced the cause, raising funds and awareness for KID at her class’s graduation banquet.  Lisa has chaired this event and served on KID’s board for many years.

In addition, both The Turano Baking Company and The Turano Foundation have been crucial to KID’s ability to provide our lifesaving services.

Lisa serves our cause with honor and passion and we are so grateful for her voice, commitment and philanthropy. Congratulations Lisa, and thank you.

With thanks to our sponsors


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Linda Ginzel & Boaz Keysar

Barbara L. Passy

Steven & Leslie Swibel

Drew & Jen Weller

Caroline Shoenberger

Chapman & Cullp

Cuda Law Offices

Inez M. Tenenbaum

Susan Nied

Julia & Sonny Garg

Amy & Kevin Hogan

Jill & Robert Tanz

Judy Sage

Maura & Kyran Quinlan

Kindred Healthcare

Kevin Kopp

Kohls Cares

Leslie & Blake Batterson

The Phillips Family

Dana Pownall

The Philip H. Corboy Foundation

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