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Public Service Spotlight

Stand Up to Cancer
Friday September 09, 2016

On one night…we all stand together. To help build a world where cancer is no more. This is a night you don’t want to miss…a night so special, that Hollywood’s biggest stars will take center stage. Let’s build a world where every cancer patient says and believes….I will survive.  Stand Up to Cancer, a LIVE one-night event on Friday, Sept. 9th at 7 p.m. central. Learn more at StandUp2Cancer.org.

Where: Nationally Televised
Location: ABC-NBC-CBS-FOX and more
Charity Spotlight

Chicago Lighthouse Charity Golf Tournament
Monday August 29, 2016

Golfers- the annual Chicago Lighthouse Charity Golf Tournament tees off Monday August 29th at the North Shore Country Club in Glenview, featuring former and present Blackhawk players and other celebrities. Proceeds benefit the Chicago Lighthouse North, bringing programs and services to people in the north and northwest suburbs who are blind, visually impaired, disabled and veterans. For information CLICK HERE.

 

 

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Upcoming Public Service Announcements

Friday July 29, 2016 - Wednesday August 31, 2016

Support the National Alliance on Mental Illness

NAMI is the National Alliance on Mental Illness, the nation’s largest grassroots organization for people with mental illness and their families. Founded in 1979, NAMI has affiliates in every state and in more than 1,100 local communities across the country.  They Support.  They Educate.  They Advocate. Go to www.namiwillgrundy.org for a list of free meetings and classes.

Where: Will-Grundy
Location: various

Monday August 1, 2016 - Wednesday August 31, 2016

August is Neurosurgery Awareness Month

Every year, millions of Americans are affected by a neurological disorder – Stroke. Parkinson’s. Brain Tumor. Chronic Pain. Concussion. August is Neurosurgery Awareness Month. With your support, the Neurosurgery Research and Education Foundation can fund the groundbreaking research that will bring advances in diagnosis and treatment, and hope to the suffering. Donate today at www.NREF.org/donate.

Where: Everywhere
Location: Everywhere

Tuesday August 2, 2016 - Wednesday August 31, 2016

Volunteer, Donate or Learn More about The Night Ministry

For 40 years, The Night Ministry has served as a beacon of hope on the nighttime streets of Chicago… serving youth and adults experiencing homelessness or poverty. By providing housing, health care and human connection, last year the Night Ministry empowered over 5-thousand Chicagoans to change their lives for the better…through its Health Outreach Bus, Youth Outreach Team, and four youth housing programs. For information, visit www.thenightministry.org.

Where: Chicago
Location: various

Monday August 29, 2016

Chicago Lighthouse Charity Golf Tournament

Golfers- the annual Chicago Lighthouse Charity Golf Tournament tees off Monday August 29th at the North Shore Country Club in Glenview, featuring former and present Blackhawk players and other celebrities. Proceeds benefit the Chicago Lighthouse North, bringing programs and services to people in the north and northwest suburbs who are blind, visually impaired, disabled and veterans. For information CLICK HERE.

 

 

Where: Glenview
Location: North Shore Country Club

Friday September 2, 2016 - Tuesday September 6, 2016

Labor Day Weekend Community Peace Surge

This Labor Day Weekend, the Community Peace Surge is working to make Chicago – A City of Peace.  We are asking all Chicagoans to cook out or picnic on your block or in your local park.  Clean up your block and alley.  Work with the youth in your community. Walk your streets, meet your neighbors, congregate on corners, and claim your streets as yours during the day and the evening hours over September 2nd- through the 6th. For more information about the Community Peace Surge, visit CommunityPeaceSurge.org or call 312.610.7787.   Together, we will make Chicago – A City of Peace!

Where: Chicago
Location: Everywhere

Friday September 9, 2016

Stand Up to Cancer

On one night…we all stand together. To help build a world where cancer is no more. This is a night you don’t want to miss…a night so special, that Hollywood’s biggest stars will take center stage. Let’s build a world where every cancer patient says and believes….I will survive.  Stand Up to Cancer, a LIVE one-night event on Friday, Sept. 9th at 7 p.m. central. Learn more at StandUp2Cancer.org.

Where: Nationally Televised
Location: ABC-NBC-CBS-FOX and more

Saturday September 10, 2016

Spay the Stray 5K Run & Walk

Bring the pooch…and lace up the running shoes as The Humane Society Calumet Area and Lan-Oak Park District host the sixth annual Spay the Stray 5K Run/Walk. It steps off from Eisenhower Center in Lansing on Saturday morning, September 10th and benefits spay and neuter surgeries performed at HSCA’s   Estelle Marcus Animal Clinic. For information CLICK HERE.

Where: Lansing, IL
Location: Eisenhower Center

Thursday September 15, 2016

Blast Into Scouting September 15th

Boy Scouts of America can help your son go places and do things he never thought possible. From climbing mountains to launching rockets, Scouts go on amazing adventures while learning skills that will help them throughout their lives. Register online or at a school near you on the evening of September 15th and get a free model rocket. Details at BlastIntoScouting.org

Where: Nationwide
Location: Online or at a school near you

Friday September 16, 2016

Community Services Foundation Hosts ‘Care with the Cubbies’

Community Services Foundation is hosting Care with the Cubbies on Friday, September 16th! The event includes your game ticket (to a sold out game), Cub Bucks, and an after Party at HVAC Pub in Wrigleyville with drinks, food, raffles, silent auction and more! Go to www.carewiththecubbies.myevent.com or find them on Facebook to purchase tickets today! All proceeds benefit individuals with disabilities.

Where: Chicago
Location: Wrigley Field & HVAC Pub

Sunday September 18, 2016

The Bridge Oktoberfest: Color Fun Run

Support The Bridge Youth & Family Services. Sign up now for The Bridge Oktoberfest:  Color Fun Run. This 5K Walk and run happens Sunday morning, Sept. 18th at Towne Square in Palatine. And stick around after the race for the last day of Rotary’s Oktoberfest. For information and registration go to https://bridgeyouth.org/color-run.

Where: Palatine
Location: Towne Square

Sunday September 18, 2016

14th Annual Ride for Autism Speaks

If you don’t know someone with autism today, you will. 1 in 68 children are affected by autism, including 1 in 42 boys. Help make an impact. Join The 14th Annual Ride for Autism Speaks at Fox River Harley-Davidson in St. Charles on Sunday, Sept. 18th. For information and registration go to ride.autismspeaks.org.

Where: St. Charles
Location: Fox River Harley-Davidson

Sunday September 18, 2016

Chicagoland Cardiac Connections’ ‘Heart to Heart’ Event

Do you know a child or young adult with a pacemaker or ICD?  Plan to attend the annual ‘Heart to Heart’ event, a day of shared experiences, hands on education and expert panels.  It’s hosted by the Chicagoland Cardiac Connections at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago on Sunday, September 18th.  For more information go to www.cccheart.org.

Where: Chicago
Location: Lurie Children's Hospital

 


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