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Public Service Spotlight

Join the Autism Speaks Walk at Soldier Field
Saturday May 14, 2016

Who are you walking for in the next Autism Speaks Walk? Come walk with us and help raise funds to support vital research and top quality programs for those who struggle with Autism in Chicagoland. Join the next Autism Speaks Walk on May 14th at Soldier Field sponsored by Alpha Z Delta. Register and Donate at AutismSpeakswalk.org.

Where: Chicago
Location: Soldier Field
Charity Spotlight

Leukemia Research Foundation’s ‘Treatment Options for Blood Cancer Patients’ Conference
Saturday May 21, 2016

Blood cancer experts will provide updates on current treatments at the Leukemia Research Foundation’s Treatment Options for Blood Cancer Patients, a FREE conference in Elk Grove Village on Saturday, May 21. For information call 847-424-0600 or go to allbloodcancers.org.

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Upcoming Public Service Announcements

Wednesday April 6, 2016 - Sunday May 22, 2016

Visit Your Nearby Goodwill Store and Donation Center

What will you find at Goodwill? Are you on a treasure hunt, looking to add to your collection or hoping to discover something new?   We invite you to experience Goodwill.  You never know what you’ll find at Goodwill, but you know it will be amazing. Find a location near you at amazinggoodwill.com.

Where: Various
Location: Metropolitan Chicago and SE Wisconsin

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

Friday May 6, 2016

Next Steps Prelude Derby Party at Venue One

Dress in your best derby day fashion and join Next Steps of O’Connor Foundation for their inaugural Prelude Derby Party. It’s at Venue One in Chicago on Friday evening, May 6th. With cocktails, live music, appetizers, food stations, a hat contest and more. Proceeds help change the lives of people living with spinal cord injury. For information go to nextstepschicago.org.

Where: Chicago
Location: Venue One

Saturday May 14, 2016

Join the Autism Speaks Walk at Soldier Field

Who are you walking for in the next Autism Speaks Walk? Come walk with us and help raise funds to support vital research and top quality programs for those who struggle with Autism in Chicagoland. Join the next Autism Speaks Walk on May 14th at Soldier Field sponsored by Alpha Z Delta. Register and Donate at AutismSpeakswalk.org.

Where: Chicago
Location: Soldier Field

Saturday May 21, 2016

Leukemia Research Foundation’s ‘Treatment Options for Blood Cancer Patients’ Conference

Blood cancer experts will provide updates on current treatments at the Leukemia Research Foundation’s Treatment Options for Blood Cancer Patients, a FREE conference in Elk Grove Village on Saturday, May 21. For information call 847-424-0600 or go to allbloodcancers.org.

Where: Elk Grove Village
Location: Belvedere Events and Banquets

Sunday May 22, 2016

CVS Stride for a Cure 2016

People with pulmonary hypertension simply want to breathe. Walk or run in the Pulmonary Hypertension Association’s CVS Health Stride for a Cure.  It’s Sunday May 22nd  at Busse Woods Forest Preserve in Elk Grove Village. Donations fund patient support, medical programs, awareness and research. Sign up or donate at o2breathe.org.

Where: Elk Grove Village
Location: Busse Woods

Monday May 23, 2016

Park Lawn Hosts ‘Planning for Children with Special Needs’ Seminar

Park Lawn is hosting a ‘Planning for Children with Special Needs’ seminar on May 23rd at 6:30 p.m. at Park Lawn, 10833 S. Laporte Ave., Oak Lawn.  For more information or to register visit www.parklawn.com or call (708) 425-6867 by May 16th.

Where: Oak Lawn
Location: Park Lawn

Friday June 3, 2016

Fill the Boot for MDA

On June 3, the Arlington Heights Fire Dept. will be out in the major intersections of Arlington Heights from 630am-1030am and 2-6pm collecting to Fill The Boot for the Muscular Dystrophy Association(MDA) which provides medical/health services and summer camps to local children suffering from Muscular Dystrophy at no cost to their families!  Later that night the annual AHFD MDA Benefit will be at Ditka’s Trackside Restaurant at 2000 W Euclid in Arlington Heights from 7pm -12am with live music from Modern Day Romeos, a performance from Chicago Blackhawk artist Elliott from ArtBeat Live, live/silent auctions, raffles, and food & drink provided by our sponsors with 100% of proceeds going to MDA.  This event is open to the public with a donated cover. For information go to www.iafflocal3105.org/mda

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

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

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.

 


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