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March in National Nutrition Month
Monday March 13, 2017 - Friday March 31, 2017

March is National Nutrition Month and this year’s theme is “put your best fork forward,” a reminder that every bite counts. Making small shifts in our food choices adds up over time and leads to healthier and lasting changes.  So start small, one forkful at a time.  Find everything from simple recipes to healthy eating on a budget at Eat Right.

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Charity Spotlight

Mercy Home March for Kids
Monday March 13, 2017 - Friday March 31, 2017

If you’re out and about this month, look for the folks wearing the green vests for Chicago’s Mercy Home for Boys & Girls.  They’re doing their own march, the March for Kids, and collecting donations so that Mercy Home for Boys & Girls can continue to provide a safe, supportive home for abused and neglected kids.   You can also make a donation on their website, Mercy Home for Boys & Girls.  There’s also info on volunteering or becoming a mentor.

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Upcoming Public Service Announcements

Monday February 27, 2017 - Saturday April 8, 2017

Spring Cookie Walk for A.D.O.P.T. Pet Shelter

The Spring Cookie Walk is a tasty way to support A.D.O.P.T. Pet Shelter in Naperville.  On Saturday, April 8, from 9:00am until 1:00pm, you can purchase delicious homemade cookies, bars and other baked goodies while supporting a great cause—dogs and cats waiting for their forever homes.    A.D.O.P.T. Pet Shelter is located at 420 Industrial Drive in Naperville.

Where: A.D.O.P.T. Pet Shelter
Location: 420 Industrial Drive, Naperville, IL

Monday March 13, 2017 - Friday March 31, 2017

March in National Nutrition Month

March is National Nutrition Month and this year’s theme is “put your best fork forward,” a reminder that every bite counts. Making small shifts in our food choices adds up over time and leads to healthier and lasting changes.  So start small, one forkful at a time.  Find everything from simple recipes to healthy eating on a budget at Eat Right.

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Monday March 13, 2017 - Friday March 31, 2017

Mercy Home March for Kids

If you’re out and about this month, look for the folks wearing the green vests for Chicago’s Mercy Home for Boys & Girls.  They’re doing their own march, the March for Kids, and collecting donations so that Mercy Home for Boys & Girls can continue to provide a safe, supportive home for abused and neglected kids.   You can also make a donation on their website, Mercy Home for Boys & Girls.  There’s also info on volunteering or becoming a mentor.

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Wednesday March 22, 2017 - Thursday April 6, 2017

“Laugh Your Face Off” comedy benefit

Have some laughs and help others at the 3rd Annual “Laugh Your Face Off” comedy benefit hosted by Channel 9 sports guy Pat Tomasulo and his wife, Amy.  It’s April 6th at the Laugh Factory and funds raised will support the Facial Pain Research Foundation.  For details and tickets go to Laugh Your Face Off.

Where: The Laugh Factory
Location: 3175 N. Broadway, Chicago

Wednesday March 22, 2017 - Wednesday April 19, 2017

Passionate Focus to benefit Second Sense

Second Sense is a not-for-profit organization that provides rehabilitation training for adults with vision loss.  Technology training, independent travel and daily living skills are taught by certified instructors.  Their 15th annual Passionate Focus benefit is being held on April 20th at the Fairmont Hotel in Chicago.  This unique event centers around an art exhibit featuring the work of artists with vision loss.  For more information, go to Second Sense.

Where: Fairmont Hotel
Location: 200 N. Columbus Drive, Chicago

Wednesday March 22, 2017 - Thursday April 20, 2017

Giant Steps “Race to the Future” benefit

And they’re off!  Giant Steps is hosting a derby-themed benefit, “Race to the Future,” on Friday, April 21st in Woodridge.  Proceeds will help the organization continue its work of providing education, therapy and recreational programs for children and teens with autism spectrum disorders.  For more information, go to Giant Steps.

Where: Bobak's Signature Room
Location: 6440 Double Eagle Drive, Woodridge, IL

 


Ongoing Public Service Announcements

Wednesday March 22, 2017 - Saturday May 20, 2017

Anti-Cruelty’s Bark in the Park!

It’s Chicago’s biggest party for pooches.  The 23rd Annual Bark in the Park is Sunday, May 21st on Stadium Green next to Soldier Field.  Dogs and their humans are welcome at this 5K Walk.  All the proceeds benefit Chicago’s Anti-Cruelty Society.  For more information visit Bark in the Park.

Where: Stadium Green next to Soldier Field
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