Let’s Give Back: June Charity Events (Chicago)

From fitness to food, from events to exciting news, we always look forward to bringing you the best of things to Binge on. This month, we’ve rounded up some of the cities charity events to start our Summer off hot. We truly believe in giving back, and we hope you will plan a night (or day) out where there is no shortage of giving back and fun alike!

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What: Gilda’s Club Annual Agents of Hope Dinner
Where: Four Seasons Chicago {900 North Michigan Shops, 120 E Delaware Pl, Chicago, IL 60611}
When: June 18, 2015 (Reception at 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m.)
Details: The event will support the organization’s mission to ensure that all people impacted by cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action and sustained by community. Gilda’s Club Chicago serves everyone living with cancer – men, women, teens and children – along with their families and friends.
Tickets: A priority (host) table of ten can be purchased for $25,000, a preferred (benefactor) table of ten is $10,000 and a reserved (sponsor) table of ten is $5,000. Individual reservations are $500 each. Reservations can be made by calling 312.553.2000 or on the event website

What: Back 2 School Illinois’ Annual Back 2 School Kickoff Luncheon
Where: Carnivale { 702 W. Fulton | Chicago }
When: Monday, June 8, 2015 (Registration: 11:00AM Lunch: Noon)
Details: Back 2 School Illinois, the state’s largest free school supply program, will host hundreds of Chicago’s educationally-driven philanthropists at their annual Back 2 School Luncheon in an effort to raise money for underserved Illinois students. The event supports the organization’s annual initiative to provide under resourced students with school supplies essential for their educational growth in 2015. Guests will hear student testimonials and witness deserving individuals receive Education Awards, accompanied by college scholarships. The afternoon will be emceed by NBC5 News Co-Anchor and long-time B2SI supporter, Stefan Holt.
Tickets: Tickets are available for $125 each, or $1,250 for a table of ten To purchase tickets or learn more about corporate sponsorship, visit www.b2si.org/events

21% of the student population in the state of Illinois is living below the poverty line. Last year, Back 2 School Illinois was able to distribute a record 850,000 school supplies in their signature Back 2 School Kits to more than 28,000 students across the state. The annual luncheon is one of the organization’s primary fundraising efforts to support their mission of creating educational opportunities that will enrich the lives of the over one million Illinois students currently living below the poverty line.”

What: Crawfish for Cancer’s second annual Crawfish Boil
Where: Caffe Oliva {Ohio Street Beach}
When: Saturday, June 27, 2015 (4-8pm)
Details: This is a fun and unique event held at Ohio Street beach to raise funds for Multiple Myeloma Cancer Research. The founder is bringing this charming Southern tradition to Chicago where guests will enjoy unlimited crawfish, cocktails and live music. There will be hundreds of pounds of crawfish, an open bar with delicious beer, wine and Firefly Vodka, and live music throughout the night. Signature cocktails will be served including delicious sweet tea vodka!
Tickets: Ticket Schedule (follow this link to purchase)
$60 until May 31st at 11:55pm
$70 until June 13th at 11:55pm
$80 until June 26th at 11:55pm
$90 at the door

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