October 2011 Events
Dr. Parag Patel hosts The Foundation for International Cardiac and Children’s Services (FICCS) “Changing Lives in Kenya” fundraiser, Oct. 29, 8 p.m., Stan Mansion, 2408 N. Kedzie, Chicago. See calendar for details.
Updated: November 1, 2011 6:36PM
YWCA Evanston/North Shore: Fourth Annual YWomen Leadership Awards
Oct. 27, 6:30 p.m., Hilton Orrington/Evanston, 1710 Orrington Avenue. Honors and and celebrates the work of Ahlam Ahmed Mahmoud, Ann Feldman, Precious Wright and Project Kesher. The evening’s program will include a film by noted Evanston filmmaker Susan Hope Engel featuring the personal stories of our award winners and their work. Tickets: $125, and must be purchased in advance at ywca.org/ywomen2011. Proceeds from the event support YWCA Evanston/North Shore programs and services that empower women, including domestic violence services, financial literacy, and education in the areas of violence prevention and racial justice. Contact Trimmy Stamell, (847) 864-8445, ywca.org.
Glencoe Chapter Lyric Opera of Chicago: Benefit Program and Luncheon “Autumn Affair”
Oct. 28, 11:30 a.m., Sunset Ridge Country Club, 2100 Sunset Ridge Road, Northfield. Maire O’Brien-soprano and Mark Riggleman-piano will feature. Call (847) 835-0262 or (847) 835-3101 for reservations and information.
Walk On Farm: Costume Gala and Benefit
Oct. 28, 7 to 11 p.m., Biltmore Country Club, 160 Biltmore Drive, North Barrington. “Come as You Aren’t”. Event features food, dancing, cash bar, costume contest and prizes, raffle and live auction. Adults only. Limited Reservations, $75 per person. Funds raised benefit Walk On, a 501c3 not for profit organization which serves individuals with special needs in horseback riding therapy. (847) 381-4231 or firstname.lastname@example.org, walkonfarm.com to request an invitation.
The College of Lake County Foundation: Black and White Ball on the Magnificent Mile Scholarship Gala
Oct. 29, 6 p.m., InterContinental Hotel, 505 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago. Gala features hors d’oeuvres, open bar, silent auction, raffles and games, dinner in the Grand Ballroom, followed by a live auction. Musical entertainment by an eight-piece band, the Ron Harris Group. Raffles, a masquerade game and fun entertainment will also be available throughout the evening. The event chairs for the Black and White Ball on the Magnificent Mile are Jannes and John Zobus of Highland Park. Honorary chairs are Richard and Helene Anderson of Grayslake. Tickets: $250 each. All proceeds support the CLC Foundation Scholarship Fund. (847) 543-2400, clcroundtable.org/gala2011.
The Foundation for International Cardiac and Children’s Services (FICCS): “Changing Lives in Kenya” fundraiser
Oct. 29, 8 p.m., Stan Mansion, 2408 N. Kedzie, Chicago. Evening includes a silent auction and live entertainment. Tickets: $50 advance, $60 door. Founded in 2003 by Chicago-area cardiologist Dr. Parag Patel, FICCS provides charity heart surgeries; advanced medical training; medical equipment and supplies; education and job skills training for young African women; basic first-aid and health care for young women and school children; as well as community health services in the rural areas surrounding Nairobi, Kenya. FICCS also funds medical, nursing, and education scholarships for those demonstrating ability and need. ficcs.net.
Rainbow Hospice and Palliative Care: Annual Angels Ball
Oct. 29, 6:30 to midnight, Grand Ballroom, Hyatt Regency O’Hare, 9300 Bryn Mawr Ave., Rosemont. Honoring Sasha Gerritson Jarvis, Founding Chair, and the Women’s Board of Rainbow Hospice and Palliative Care. Menu created by award-winning chef, Louis Pignottil, dancing to the Gentlemen of Leisure Band. Tickets: $150; Sponsorship opportunities available. Proceeds benefit Rainbow Hospice and Palliative Care. Jackie Mathews, (847) 292-2353, e-mail: email@example.com
The Sanfilippo Foundation: Third Annual Halloween Silent Film Party
Oct. 29. Evening begins at 6 p.m. with drinks and catered buffet by fox Valley Catering in the Carousel Pavilion; 8 p.m. shuttle bus to Residence where film begins at 8 p.m. “1924 version of Phantom of the Opera”. Guests are encouraged to come dressed in costumes from the turn-of-the-century for fun, or black tie optionial. Tickets: $95, limited # available. Proceeds benefit Sanfilippo Foundation. placedelamusique.org.
Tennis Opportunity Program (TOP): 13th Annual Fundraiser and TeamTennis Tournament
Oct. 29, 3 to 11 p.m., Midtown Tennis Club, 2020 W. Fullerton, Chicago. Guests will enjoy playing in an exciting TeamTennis Tournament, live and silent auctions, as well as dinner and drinks catered by Phil Stefani Signature Events. Tennis legend Billie Jean King will be in attendance. Cost to play in tournament is $300 per person; $1200 for team of 4-6 players. There will also be an opportunity to bid on a chance to play on the team coached by Billie Jean King during this event. Admission for guests to attend the event without playing tennis is $125 per person and includes dinner, cocktails, plus live and silent auctions. Proceeds benefit the TOP Scholarship Program that works to provide economically disadvantaged children with the chance to achieve excellence as tennis players, students, and citizens. Michelle Durpetti Events, (312) 988-9900, TOPevent@michelledurpettievents.com, toptenniskids.com.
Y-ME National Breast Cancer Organization: First Annual Y-ME Revealed Benefit
Oct. 29, 7 p.m.-midnight, River East Art Center, 435 E. Illinois St., Chicago. Event features the music stylings of Bill Pollack, a DJ. Gourmet food stations, passed hors d’oeuvre and signature cocktails provided by Paramount Events. In addition to sponsoring this event, Paramount Events is donating a portion of proceeds from every wedding booked this year to Y-ME. Tickets: $150. Benefits Y-ME, the only place in the world a breast cancer patient can call for support 24/7/365. y-me.org/revealed.
Board of Jewish Education (BJE) of Metropolitan Chicago: Annual Tribute Dinner
Oct. 30, 4 p.m., Westin Chicago North Shore, 601 N. Milwaukee, Wheeling. Chicago Mayor and Honorary Chairman Rahm Emanuel’s parents, Dr. Benjamin and Marsha Emanuel, will receive the L’dor V’dor Award, created this year to recognize and honor Jewish community members who, by instilling their Jewish values at home, are insuring the continuity of the Jewish community “from generation to generation.” Jane Shapiro, founder, Jane Shapiro & Associates, will receive The Rambam Award, given to exceptional individuals for leadership, vision and immeasurable contributions to the quality of Jewish education in Metropolitan Chicago. Tickets: $200; sponsorships $250 to $36,000; ads $18 to $3,600. Funds benefit BJE which has 3 centers where the funds go – the ECCs (Early Childhood Centers), the MJLC – Marshall Jewish Learning Center – a resource center for educators, families and other interested parties, and the CJTE (Center for Jewish Teacher Education) – professional development for Jewish educators, clergy and Jewish professionals. Proceeds will be raised through ticket sales, sponsorships, donations and live auction of 2-3 paintings created “live” at the event by artist Elliott Fromm. Karen Dillon, (847) 291-7788, ext. 1320, .bjechicagotribute.org.
The Chipotle Cultivate Foundation (CCF): Fundraiser
Oct. 31, Between 6 p.m. and closing. CCF, in cooperation with Chipotle Mexican Grill, has produced a short film, “Abandoned,” to help promote a fundraiser to be held this Halloween at all Chipotle restaurants to benefit the Foundation and Farm Aid. The film is designed to raise awareness about the economic hardship family farmers face in the increasingly industrialized American agricultural system. Go to any Chipotle restaurant dressed in a costume inspired by the family farm and purchase a burrito, bowl, salad or order of tacos for only $2. Proceeds, up to $1 million, will be donated to the Chipotle Cultivate Foundation and Farm Aid. chipotle.com/boorito.
Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Local Restaurants Support the Cure
Agio Italian Bistro | 64 South Northwest Hwy., Palatine| 847.991.2150 | www.agiobistro.com
Through Oct. 31, $5. Guests can enjoy a Raspberry and Chocolate Cheesecake served on a Chocolate Wafer for $5. $1 from every Raspberry and Chocolate Cheesecake sold will benefit the Lynn Sage Foundation.
Chevy Chase Country Club | 1000 N. Milwaukee Avenue | Wheeling| 847.465.2300 | www.chevychasecountryclub.com
Through Oct. 31 . Ladies’ Day Discounts Every Weekday on golf ($44 plus a golf cart) before noon every weekday in October. A portion of the proceeds from October will be donated to Bright Pink. The newly renovated course will also feature a preponderance of pink, from pink golf tees and flags to pink caddy bibs and staff T-shirts. Lively pink mums will also dot Chevy Chase’s scenic landscape.
Fleming’s, 960 Milwaukee Ave., Lincolnshire, 847/793-0333 and 25 Ohio St., Chicago; 312/ 329-9463
Through Oct. 31. The “Stiletto” is a featured 99-calorie cocktail on the new 5/6/7 menu. One hundred percent of the proceeds from the sale of this drink will be donated back to the Avon Breast Cancer Crusade. Fleming’s will also be working with Cline to raise funds for Living Beyond Breast Cancer (LBB) through the sale of Cline Cashmere. Cline Cashmere will be featured by the glass on the 5-6-7 menu. Cline Cellars is making a $25,000 donation to LBBC in conjunction with the sale of Cashmere. Each Fleming’s location will also receive a onetime shipment of 100 pink ribbon wine glass charms from Cline to distribute to Guests who order this wine, while supplies last. clinecellars.com/LBBC
Giordano’s | 17W280 22nd St | Oak Brook Terrace | 630.530.7799, 9415 W. Higgins Rd., Rosemont | 847.292.2600; 641 Plainfield Rd.| Willowbrook| 630.325.6710 | 730 N. Rush Street, 1040 W. Belmont, 815 W. Van Buren, Chicago | giordanos.com
Through Oct. 31. $2 Pink Ribbon Cookies. All profits from Pink Ribbon cookies for $2 will benefit the American Cancer Society - Making Strides Against Breast Cancer.
Jersey’s Pizza and Grill | 2360 Lakewood Blvd. | Hoffman Estates | 847.765.0085 | www.jerseyspizzaandgrill.com
Through Oct. 31. $1 from every “I Heart Cheesecake” dessert ($5.99) will be donated to the Lynn Sage Foundation.
Panera Bread: Breast Cancer Survivor Breakfast
Oct. 15, 10 a.m., 1224 W. Dundee Road, Buffalo Grove. Women can listen to stories of hope and learn about how they can help make a difference in the community. Panera Bread also celebrates the month of October with their Pink Ribbon Bagel, made with cherry chips, dried cherries, cranberries, vanilla, honey, and brown sugar. Each participating bakery-cafe will donate $0.10 from each Pink Ribbon Bagel sold to the Chicagoland Area Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure. panerabread.com.
RA Sushi, 601 Aviator Ln., Glenview, (847) 510.1100; 1139 N. State St., Chicago, (312) 274.0011, 310 Yorktown Center, Lombard, (630) 627.6800; rasushi.com
Through Oct. 31. RA Sushi will be offering a wine and sushi special to benefit the National Breast Cancer Foundation® (NBCF) and will donate one hundred percent of the profits from the sale of the ONEHOPE Wine and Pink Roll combination to the Foundation. The combo includes a glass of ONEHOPE California Chardonnay and the Pink Roll, which features shrimp, kani kama crab mix and sriracha combined with lettuce, avocado and cucumber wrapped in pink soy paper and served with a pink ribbon of strawberry sauce. Cost is $15.
Tuscany Restaurants: Tuscany Oak Brook | 1415 W. 22nd St. | Oak Brook | 630.990.1993 | www.tuscanychicago.com/tuscany-oak-brook.html; Tuscany Retaurant Wheeling | 550 S. Milwaukee Ave. | Wheeling | 847.465.9988 | 1014 W. Taylor St., Chicago | 312.829.1990 | www.tuscanychicago.com
Through Oct. 31. All Tuscany Restaurant locations will offer the exclusive Calzone di Nutella (dark chocolate with hazelnuts, folded in the middle of homemade pizza dough) for $8. $1 from each Calzone will be donated to the Lynn Sage Foundation.
Chicago’s in Good Taste: A Chicago-Based Breast Cancer Research Initiative
Through Oct. 31. Wine and dine for a cause! Over 100 renowned Chicago establishments such as Lux Bar, Paris Club, Ethyl’s Beer & Wine Dive and the family of Francesca’s Restaurants participate in this event to benefit the Lynn Sage Foundation. These locations donate $1 per check (or more if you desire) to go towards the battle against breast cancer. The complete list of participating locations can be found at lynnsagefoundation.org. Here are a few: Carnivale, 702 W Fulton St, Chicago, 312.850.5005, carnivalechicago.com, Carnivale will donate a portion of the proceeds from every Victoria’s Secret Martini ($9.75) purchased to benefit Susan G Komen | Chicago Cut Steakhouse, 300 N. LaSalle St., 312.329.1800, chicagocutsteakhouse.com, Chicago Cut will donate $4 from every Lobster Salad sold to the Lynn Sage Foundation | Cityscape Bar, Holiday Inn Mart Plaza, 15th Floor, 350 W. Mart Center Drive, Chicago, 312.836.5000, cityscapebar.com, ItaliAsia Restaurant and Cityscape Bar will donate $1 for every dessert served and $2 for every special “pink” drink purchased to the Lynn Sage Foundation. Guests can also choose to donate $1 when paying their bill | El’s Kitchen & Bar, 1450 N. Webster Ave., Chicago, 773.248.5210, elskitch.com, El’s Kitchen & Bar will donate $1 from every Strawberry Shortcake ($5) sold to the Lynn Sage Foundation | Garrett Popcorn Shops will donate ten percent of Garrett signature pink tin sales to Chicago-based A Silver Lining Foundation. Prices range from $26 for a 1-gallon tin to $79 for a 2-gallon tin. Location: 625 North Michigan Ave., Navy Pier food court, Merchandise Mart (2nd floor), 26 West Randolph St., 4 East Madison St., 2 West Jackson Blvd., O’Hare International Airport, in Terminals 1 and 3, and in the Northwestern Station/Ogilvie Transportation Center at 500 West Madison St. GarrettPopcorn.com | Gemini Bistro, 2075 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago,.geminibistrochicago.com, Gemini Bistro will donate a portion of the proceeds from the sale of their pink gelato flavots to benefit cancer awareness | Hugo’s Frog Bar & Fish House, 1024 North Rush St., Chicago, 312.640.0999, hugosfrogbar.com, Hugo’s will donate half of the proceeds from every classic pink Cosmopolitan sold ($12.00) to the Lynn Sage Foundation; Lawry’s The Prime Rib “Pink” Inspired Menu Benefit, 100 E. Ontario St., Chicago, (312) 787-5000 lawrysonline.com, Oct. 1-28. Lawry’s The Prime Rib will donate $10 for each Silver Lining Dinner ordered to A Silver Lining Foundadtion. Cost is $59 (plus tax and gratuity) | Luxbar, 18 E. Bellevue Place, Chicago, 312.642.3400, luxbar.com , Luxbar has partnered with Goose Island Brewery for Brews for Breast Cancer. All proceeds from the sale of Goose Island’s 312 Urban Wheat Beer, offered at a special discounted price of $3.12 (normally $6.00), will benefit The Lynn Sage Foundation | The Palmer House Hilton, 17E. Monroe St., Chicago, 312.917.3404, palmerhousehiltonhotel.com, Lockwood’s Sous Chef Val Benner has created a signature dish, a Bahn Mi Sandwich ($12) and the new Pink Ribbon Martini ($12) with $12 from each item being donated to the Lynn Sage Foundation, Guests can also enjoy going towards the Lynn Sage Foundation | Phil Stefani’s 437 Rush, 437 N. Rush St., Chicago, 312.222.0101, philstefanis437rush.com, Phil Stefani’s 437 Rush will donate $1 from every dessert sold to the Lynn Sage Foundation | Quartino Ristorante, 626 N. State, Chicago, 312.698.5000, quartinochicago.com, Quartino will offer Carpene Malvolti Sparkling Rose for $5 per glass (regularly priced $8). All profits from the sale of this pink bubbly will benefit the Lynn Sage Foundation | Riva Crab House on Navy Pier, 700 E. Grand Ave., Chicago, 312.644.7482, rivanavypier.com, Riva Crab House will donate 1$ from their featured classic Tiramisu ($8) to the Lynn Sage Foundation | Quay Restaurant, 465 E. Illinois, Chicago, 312.981.8400, quaychicago.com, Quay Restaurant will donate 20% of the proceeds from each dessert sold to the H Foundation.
Verlo Mattress Factory Stores of Crystal Lake, McHenry and Lake Geneva: Breast Cancer Benefit
Through Oct. 31. Three local Verlo Mattress Factory Stores are selling pink-edged mattresses and donating a portion of the proceeds to Breast Cancer Recovery, a Madison-based nonprofit group. Customers who order mattress sets from these three stores can choose pink edging tape at no extra cost. For each order, the local Verlo stores will make a donation to Breast Cancer Recovery, which holds four-day retreats throughout the year for women at all stages of the disease. Each mattress set is locally built for each customer, on site, and turnaround often takes a few days or less. The amount of the donation increases with the cost of the set. Verlo also has put together special pink “travel kits” with a pink blanket and pink pillow that participating stores can use to raise additional money for donations. (815) 578-8375. verlo.com.
“Voices and Visions: Standing on the Bridge between Health and Disease: 2nd Annual Exhibition in Celebration of Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Thru Oct. 31, art exhibit expressing the impact in dealing with breast or ovarian cancers, The Art Center, 1950 Sheridan Road, Highland Park. Tickets: Free and open to the public. Donations requested. Sponsorship levels range from $1,000 to $20,000. Benefits The Kellogg Cancer Center targeting ovarian cancer research. Caren Helene Rudman, (847) 287-4015, carenhelenerudman.com.
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