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Public Service Spotlight

Fill the Boot for MDA
Friday June 03, 2016

Join The Drive in supporting The Arlington Heights Fire Department’s annual Muscular Dystrophy Association Boot Drive on Friday, June 3rd.  Firefighters will be collecting donations at the major intersections during rush hours. Or you can support their efforts at their MDA Benefit at Ditka’s Trackside on June 3rd, from 7 p.m. – midnight, with live music, silent auction and more. For online registration and additional information CLICK HERE.

Where: Arlington Heights
Location: Major Intersections & Ditka's Trackside
Charity Spotlight

Join The Drive at United Run for the Zoo at Lincoln Park Zoo
Sunday June 05, 2016

Join The Drive for the wildest race in town…United Run for the Zoo, now celebrating its 38th year and benefiting Lincoln Park Zoo. This 5K Run or Walk or 10K run steps off at Stockton and Webster at the Zoo’s West gate Sunday morning, June 5th.  And stick around for a fun celebration after the race. It’s sold out for the past three years, so register now to guarantee a spot at lpzoo.org.

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Upcoming Public Service Announcements

Saturday April 9, 2016 - Saturday June 11, 2016

Sign Up Now for the Foodie 5K

Help feed our hungry neighbors. Registration is now open for the Second Annual Foodie 5k Fun Run benefitting Northern Illinois Food Bank. This year’s event includes three locations: April 9 at Cantigny Park in Wheaton; May 14 at Adler Park in Libertyville; and June 11 at Chicagoland Speedway. Log onto solvehungertoday.org\foodie5K for information.

Where: Wheaton, Libertyville & Chicagoland Speedway
Location: Cantigny, Adler Park, Chicagoland Speedway

Sunday May 29, 2016 - Monday May 30, 2016

Support the Navy SEAL Foundation at The Dump Furniture Outlet

This Memorial Day weekend, support a fundraiser for the Navy Seal Foundation as 55-year old Retired Navy Veteran Rodney Hahn tries to break the Guinness World Record for Pull-ups. He’ll try to complete more than 7-thousand pull-ups in 24 hours from Sunday May 29th to Monday, May 30th at The Dump Furniture Outlet in Lombard.   For information find The Dump Furniture Outlet  on Facebook.

Where: Lombard
Location: The Dump Furniture Outlet

Thursday June 2, 2016

Lake County Dental Care’s ‘Smiles From The Heart’ FREE Day of Dentistry

On June 2, Lake County Dental Care is hosting their 7th annual Smiles From The Heart  FREE day of dentistry event! They will see those in need between 7:00 am and 3:00 pm. Adult patients over 18 have the choice of a filling, extraction, or cleaning. Patients are seen on a first-come, first-served basis and should come early and dress appropriately for the weather.  Call 847-362-6540 or visit www.libertyvilledentist.com/special-events for more information or to volunteer.

Where: Libertyville, IL
Location: Lake County Dental

Friday June 3, 2016

Fill the Boot for MDA

Join The Drive in supporting The Arlington Heights Fire Department’s annual Muscular Dystrophy Association Boot Drive on Friday, June 3rd.  Firefighters will be collecting donations at the major intersections during rush hours. Or you can support their efforts at their MDA Benefit at Ditka’s Trackside on June 3rd, from 7 p.m. – midnight, with live music, silent auction and more. For online registration and additional information CLICK HERE.

Where: Arlington Heights
Location: Major Intersections & Ditka's Trackside

Saturday June 4, 2016

Naperville FOP Lodge #42 Casino Night to Benefit Turning Pointe

The Naperville Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #42 is giving back to the community on June 4th by holding a Casino Night the Arista Hotel in Naperville from 6PM-10PM. All proceeds raised from the evening will go to Turning Pointe Autism Foundation. Turning Pointe’s mission is to assist children, individuals and families as they navigate through the lifelong impact of autism. For more information go to http://www.allinfop42.org/.

Where: Naperville
Location: Arista Hotel

Sunday June 5, 2016

Join The Drive at United Run for the Zoo at Lincoln Park Zoo

Join The Drive for the wildest race in town…United Run for the Zoo, now celebrating its 38th year and benefiting Lincoln Park Zoo. This 5K Run or Walk or 10K run steps off at Stockton and Webster at the Zoo’s West gate Sunday morning, June 5th.  And stick around for a fun celebration after the race. It’s sold out for the past three years, so register now to guarantee a spot at lpzoo.org.

Where: Chicago
Location: Lincoln Park Zoo

Wednesday June 8, 2016

Open House at Growing Solutions Farm

The Growing Solutions Farm on Chicago’s Near West Side is a vocational farm where young adults living with autism can learn gardening skills, job skills and so much more. Attend an Open House on Wednesday, June 8th, 10 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., which will showcase their new farmstand, open on Wednesdays throughout the summer. For information CLICK HERE.

Where: Chicago
Location: Growing Solutions Farm

Wednesday June 8, 2016

Visually Impaired Awareness Day 2016

Explore products & services to improve the quality of life for people who are blind or visually impaired at the 22nd Annual ‘Visually Impaired Awareness Day.’  It’s at the College of DuPage on Wednesday, June 8th from 1-4 p.m.  Presented by the Achieving Independence and Mobility Center for Independent Living . For information call 630 699-4730.

Where: Glen Ellyn
Location: College of DuPage

Friday June 10, 2016

3rd Annual O2 Breathe Golf Outing

Golfers…support the Midwest Chapter of the Pulmonary Hypertension Association at the third Annual O2 Breathe Golf Outing. It’s Friday, June 10th at Countryside Golf Course, 20800 W. Hawley in Mundelein. For information on tickets or sponsorship opportunities, CLICK HERE.

Where: Mundelein
Location: Countryside G.C.

Saturday June 11, 2016 - Sunday June 12, 2016

Bolingbrook Lions – 15th Annual Beeper Baseball Tournament

Join the Bolingbrook Lions for the 15th Annual Beeper Baseball Tournament at the Bolingbrook Recreation and Aquatic Center on Saturday June 11th and Sunday morning June 12th Beeper Baseball is a modified version of conventional baseball that allows blind and sight impaired individuals the chance to compete and play America’s pastime.  8 teams from across the country will be taking part, including our local team the Chicago Comets.  For information on this free event go to www.bolingbrooklions.org

Where: Bolingbrook
Location: Bolingbrook Recreation and Aquatic Center

Thursday June 16, 2016

Join The Drive for the ABC 7 Gibbons 5K Run and 3K Walk

Join The Drive and the Leukemia Research Foundation for a fun filled evening in Grant Park on Thursday June 16 at the ABC 7 Gibbons 5K Run and 3K Walk. Help fight blood cancers by registering now at Gibbons5K.com.

Where: Chicago
Location: Grant Park

Monday June 20, 2016

Special Kids Network Celebrity Golf Tournament

Join The Drive and Special Kids Network for their 17th Annual Celebrity Golf Tournament on Monday, June 20th at Twin Orchard Country Club in Long Grove.  Featuring celebrity golfers like Teuvo Teravianan of the Blackhawks, former Bulls Great Bill Wennington, former Bear  Emery Moorhead, and The  Drive’s Steve Downes. Foursomes are filling up quickly so visit specialkidsnetwork.org to reserve a spot now. Proceeds benefit Keshet and Special Olympics Illinois.

Where: Long Grove
Location: Twin Orchard Country Club

Friday July 29, 2016

Join The Drive for the Angels in the Fairway Golf Outing Benefiting LRF

Join The Drive for the Angels in the Fairway Golf Outing – Friday, July 29 at Midlane Country Club in Wadsworth and Glen Flora Country Club in Waukegan – and help conquer leukemia and other blood cancers. Angels in the Fairway was created in memory of Joey Mix, a 3-year-old who lost his battle with leukemia in 1996. Since then, this event has raised more than $2 million dollars to help the Leukemia Research Foundation find a cure.  To register visit www.joeysangels.com.

Where: Wadsworth & Waukegan
Location: Midlane C.C. and Glen Flora C.C.

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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