September 2011 Events
Rudy E. Sabbagha, MD, Lake Forest, Diane Falk, Hinsdale, Asma Sabbagha, MD, Lake Forest and Stephen C. Falk, Hinsdale at the 2010 Minds Matter Gala Fundraiser. This year's gala is 6 p.m. on Sept. 30 at the Ritz Carlton Chicago. See calendar for details.
Updated: September 28, 2011 6:37PM
Chicago Lighthouse Deaf-Blind Program: Needs Your Help!
Through Oct. 3. The Chicago Lighthouse Deaf-Blind Program, the only outreach and support program in Illinois for adults with deaf-blindness, has been named as one of ten finalists in the Markham Mark of Distinction program — a nationwide search by Markham Vineyards to award two organizations a $25,000 grant to better their communities. You can help them win one of two $25,000 grants by logging on to MarkhamMarkofDistinction.com now through Oct. 3. If won, the money from the grant would support communications and technology training that enhances the quality of life for people with deaf-blindness.
Jewel-Osco Stores: “Give a Little, Feed a Lot” Food Drive
Through September. Help area residents impacted by hunger by donating during September which is “Hunger Action Month.” Customers can make food and monetary donations at any Jewel-Osco store, and all contributions will go to the Greater Chicago Food Depository and other area food banks and food pantries helping people impacted by hunger. The grocer’s 2010 campaign raised more than $2 million in donations. Find a store nearby at jewelosco.com.
Sing to Live Community Chorus: Shopping benefit event with Stella Boutique, 2116 Central Street, Evanston
Through Sept. 30: Bring in a coupon from Sing To Live (available on thesingtolive.org or on Facebook/Sing to Live Community Chorus) and have 20% of your total sale donated back to Sing To Live Community Chorus, a community chorus and not-for-profit organization made up of breast cancer survivors and family and friends of those whose lives have been affected by breast cancer. Stella features a unique selection of women’s clothing, accessories, jewelry, gifts, home decor and baby things for the urban/suburban woman.
The Palmer House Hilton | 17E. Monroe St., Chicago | 312.917.3404 | palmerhousehiltonhotel.com
Sept. 27, 3 to 5 p.m. Kickoff ceremony. In preparation for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Palmer House Hilton will change the entry lights to the signature pink with a ceremony honoring the Lynn Sage Cancer Research Foundation. GM Dean Lane will provide brief remarks and will introduce Lockwood Sous Chef Val Benner. David Sack, President of the Lynn Sage Cancer Research Foundation will provide closing remarks.
Through Oct. 31: Lockwood’s Sous Chef Val Benner has created a signature dish, a Bahn Mi Sandwich ($12 going towards the Lynn Sage Foundation) featuring Wild Pacific Salmon, pickled bok choy and radish, fresh chilies, carrot and cucumber on a whole grain crostini, drizzled with a lemon herb olive oil. This sandwich will be not only delicious but filled with cancer-preventing nutrients and antioxidants. Guests will sip the new Pink Ribbon Martini ($12 going towards the Lynn Sage Foundation), created for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The cocktail will be a savory strawberry cheesecake martini made with Absolut Vanilla Vodka.
Chicago Loop Alliance Foundation: 7th annual Benefit Gala
Sept. 30, 6:30 to 11:00 p.m., Modern Wing, Art Institute of Chicago, 111 South Michigan Ave., Chicago. Black tie. Event begins with reception and cocktails, both in the interior and on the outdoor terraces overlooking Millennium Park, followed by dinner in the main gallery; dessert and dancing after dinner. Tickets: $350. Proceeds will be used to develop, support and promote artistic, cultural, and public events that benefit businesses, individuals and stakeholders within the Loop. Mimi De Castro, (312) 782-9160, chicagoloopalliance.com,
Morton Grove Group of Hadassah North Shore: Annual Cancer Research Fundraiser
Fall Adopt-A-Patient Fundraiser will raise funds for a 13-year old boy who is orphaned and has been diagnosed with a cancerous tumor. Although Hadassah does not know this young man, donations will go to the Moshe Sharett Institute of Oncology at Hadassah University in Jerusalem. (847) 205-1900, northshore.hadassah.org.
Northwestern Memorial Brain Tumor Institute (NBTI): Third Annual Minds Matter Benefit
Sept. 30, 6 p.m., Ritz-Carlton Chicago, 160 E. Pearson, Chicago. Actress, comedienne and television producer Bonnie Hunt will be a special guest and musical entertainment will be provided by Gentlemen of Leisure at the Minds Matter event. Guests will have the opportunity to bid on live auction items including a trip to a Cubs game with Hunt; a chance for a child to serve as an honorary bat girl or boy at a White Sox game; a Napa Valley wine and dine getaway; travel on a private plane for a golf experience at Sand Hills Golf Club in Mullen, Neb.; and other exclusive items. Guests can also purchase tickets for the “Best of Live” raffle, which provides the opportunity to win select auction items without being the highest bidder. Tickets: $300; sponsorship opportunities available. Proceeds from the dinner will benefit research and programs at NBTI, a nationally recognized leader in the fight against brain and spinal cord tumors. (312) 926-8656, braintumorinstitute.org.
Ragdale: Novel Affair Five
Sept. 30, Oct. 1, time TBD, Exmoor Country Club, Highland Park; hosts’ homes in Lake Forest, Lake Bluff, Winnetka, and Chicago. Two-day event that unites authors and book lovers. Funds raised support Ragdale, the nation’s fourth largest artist community, located in Lake Forest. Sept. 30, reception at Exmoor Country Club in Highland Park with eight authors will be available for book signing and conversation. Authors include: Sue Miller, Lisa Genova, Heidi Durrow, Malady McCourt, Meg Wolitzer, Suzzy Roche, Helen Simonson, Jane Hamilton, Ron Hansen and Thomas H. Cook. Oct. 1, guests will dine with authors at dinner parties in Lake Forest, Lake Bluff, Winnetka, and Chicago. Tickets: $200 for the Friday night reception only; $500 Friday night reception and Saturday dinner. Please e-mail email@example.com or call Melissa Ernst at Ragdale, (847) 234-1063, ext. 201.
“Voices and Visions: Standing on the Bridge between Health and Disease: 2nd Annual Exhibition in Celebration of Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Sept. 30, 6:30 to 9 p.m., opening reception; Sept. 30 thru Oct. 31, art exhibit expressing the impact in dealing with breast or ovarian cancers, The Art Center, 1950 Sheridan Road, Highland Park. Tickets: Free and open to the public. Donations requested. Sponsorship levels range from $1,000 to $20,000. Benefits The Kellogg Cancer Center targeting ovarian cancer research. Caren Helene Rudman, (847) 287-4015, carenhelenerudman.com.
Related event: NorthShore Kellogg Cancer Center: Women’s Health and The Women’s Health Expo: Inaugural Embrace the Race 5k
Oct. 1, 8:30 a.m., begins and ends at Highland Park Art Center, 1957 Sheridan Road, Highland Park. Individual race fee: $30; sponsorships available. Registration closes Sept. 29. All proceeds go exclusively to the Breast nd Ovarian Divisions of the Center. embracetherace5k.com
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