Monday, October 8, 2012
Chris Jones, a contestant on Bravo TV's Top Chef, will serve a one-of-a-kind meal in Grayslake to raise money for the Northern illinois Food Bank.
Diners from throughout Chicagoland can experience a unique menu during Dinner for the Cause, a fundraiser to help fight hunger. Chef Chris Jones, a Grayslake local known from being a contestant on Bravo TV's Top Chef, Moto Restaurant of Chicago and Discovery Channel's Future Foods, teamed up with Mike Pruitt, owner of The Vine Martini and Wine Bar in Grayslake. Tickets for the special seven-course meal paired with wine are $100 each. Only 100 tickets are available. The event will be held on Oct. 20. Proceeds from Dinner for the Cause will support the Northern Illinois Food Bank. The event is sponsored by The Vine, Moto, the GLMV Jaycees, U.S. Foods and Heritage Wines. "This will be a great experience to meet and greet a top chef," said …
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
The Chicago Tribune wrote about Henry Wolfson, a 66-year-old substitute teacher at McCracken Middle School who is now homeless. Now, three former students have started a fundraiser to help their beloved teacher.
The Chicago Tribune's Labor Day story on how a well read, highly regarded substitute teacher in Skokie became homeless may have a silver lining. Henry Wolfson, 66, has been a substitute teacher at McCracken Middle School for 19 years. He moved into a homeless shelter after he could no longer pay rent on his Evanston apartment, the Tribune reports. Wolfson told the Tribune that medical expenses were a big reason why he's now living at a shelter. In light of the story, several of Wolfson's former students have created a fundraiser on GiveForward.com, a website designed to help people overburdened with medical expenses. The former students, Adam Youhanna, Christina Audisho and Anita Zaia have left a message on the page: Let's help the best …
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Thousands gather at Glenview's Gallery Park to support the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
Cancer survivors, current patients and their supporters converged on Gallery Park in Glenview Sunday evening for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's annual Light the Night Walk. The walk is a national event, with similar outings happening across the country and tens of millions of dollars raised for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS). Last year, more than $45 million was raised by Light the Night Walks across the country. As walkers made their way around Gallery Park they carried red, white, and gold balloons: white for survivors, gold for those who have died, and red for supporters. This year's walk honored two local participants who have been affected by leukemia or lymphoma. Oliver Wilde Plahn, a two-year-old from Glenoce, was …
Friday, April 15, 2011
Heads were shaved for a good cause in The Skokie School's gym at the Scissors Edge-sponsored event.
- Eli Fox
Friday, April 15, 2011
Some of Winnetka's youngest philanthropists experienced some intentional hair loss Thursday night. More than 30 boys, known as the "Baldies," parted with their hair to raise awareness of childhood cancers. Two Skokie School teachers organized the group and the event, now in its eighth year in Winnetka. The Baldies also raise money for St. Baldrick's Foundation in addition to their gesture of solidarity. Stylists from Scissors Edge did the honors at the Skokie School gymnasium.