Public Service Spotlight

Fill the Boot Drive for Muscular Dystrophy
Thursday April 27, 2017 - Friday May 19, 2017

Time to “Fill the Boot” in Arlington Heights and send a kid to camp!  Join The Drive Road Crew and Arlington Heights firefighters on Friday, May 19th, as they collect donations for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.  During the day firefighters will be at major intersections.   Then from 7pm til midnight a big benefit is being held at Ditka’s Trackside.  All of the money raised will provide medical services and summer camps for local children living with muscular dystrophy.

Where: Arlington Heights
Location: major intersections
Charity Spotlight

Park Lawn’s 20th Annual Big Bikes Big Hearts Motorcycle Ride
Friday May 05, 2017 - Saturday May 20, 2017

Cruising for a cause!  The 20th Annual Big Bikes Big Hearts charity motorcycle ride for Park Lawn is Saturday, May 20th.  It starts in Crestwood, ends in Midlothian, and supports Park Lawn’s mission of providing services and opportunities for those with intellectual and developmental disabilities.  To register for the ride or get more info, go to Park Lawn.

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Upcoming Public Service Announcements

Wednesday May 10, 2017 - Saturday July 8, 2017

Remember “Click it or ticket”

Just a friendly reminder that no one is invincible and all of us should be buckled up when in the car.  Chicago area law enforcement officers are working to keep the roads safe and are looking for unbuckled drivers and passenger. So before you head out make sure everyone in your vehicle is buckled in.  Click it or ticket!


Thursday May 18, 2017 - Thursday June 15, 2017

23rd Annual Gibbons 5K Run & 3K Walk

Help us move one step closer to a cure for blood cancers.  Join 97.1fm, The Drive, at the the 23rd Annual Gibbons 5K Run and 3K Walk in Grant Park on Thursday, June 15th.   This is more than just a race.  It’s a benefit for the Leukemia Research Foundation and each step will help get us closer to a cure for all blood cancers.  Register now at Gibbons 5K.  

Where: Chicago, IL
Location: Grant Park

Thursday May 18, 2017 - Friday June 9, 2017

Freedom Golf Association Charity Golf Outing

Golf season is in full swing, and the non-profit Freedom Golf Association is working to make sure that everyone can play, including those with special challenges.  Support our adaptive golfers by signing up for the Freedom Golf Association’s Charity Golf Outing, Friday, June 9th, at Cog Hill Country Club.  For details, go to Freedom Golf Association.  

Where: Lemont, IL
Location: Cog Hill Country Club

Thursday May 18, 2017 - Saturday June 10, 2017

Congenital Heart Walk-Chicago

They steal our hearts every time, yet one in 100 babies born in the U.S. has a problem with their own heart.  One-fourth of those born with a critical congenital heart defect are not expected to make it to their first birthday.  Let’s change those odds.  Support the Congenital Heart Walk on June 10th, in Lincoln Park, and you’ll be supporting cutting-edge research and programs for those with CHD.   Register or make a donation at Chicago Congenital Heart Walk.

Where: Chicago, IL
Location: Lincoln Park

Thursday May 18, 2017 - Saturday June 10, 2017

Bike MS: Tour de Farms

Ok, pedal pushers.  Get your bicycles ready to log some miles for a great cause, the Bike MS: Tour de Farms.  This is a two-day journey, June 10th and 11th, along scenic routes of farmland and rolling hills with lots of festivities along the way…all to help those living with multiple sclerosis.  Bike MS: Tour de Farms starts and ends at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb.

Where: DeKalb, IL
Location: Northern Illinois University

Thursday May 18, 2017 - Friday June 30, 2017

Stand Up to Cancer

No one likes to talk about cancer but we really shouldn’t ignore it.  So, get that mammogram, have the colonoscopy, or at least see your doctor for a regular checkup.  Stand up to cancer and take the pledge at Get Screened Now.



Ongoing Public Service Announcements

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