- Did you help develop or participate in a local program that has benefitted the Chicagoland area?
- Have you triumphed over difficult obstacles or illness?
- Do you devote your time to making Chicagoland better? (Helping people, animals, or the environment?)
If any of the above describes you or some of the wonderful women in your life...family, friends, co-workers...please let me know!
Email Diane Banks at DianeBanks@clearchannel.com and tell me your story or your friends story.
I'd love to feature you on "Sunday Conversations" and share your story with all of our Lite FM Listeners!
If you have events you would like added to our Community Events page, please email Diane Banks at DianeBanks@clearchannel.com
Please submit your listings at least 3 weeks prior to the event. Thank you!! :)
Join us as we discuss the good, the bad, and the ugly of how our daily habits could becontributing to, or preventing, a diagnosis of skin cancer. Dr. Tsoukas will discuss the ABCs of skin cancer (literally!) along with treatment options and good preventive practices.
Registration deadline is May 2 at 847-221-2400.
The Future Founder’s Foundation will host Chicago’s first-ever Best Tasting Lemonade Competition. Students from dozens of local schools and community-based organizations will put their recipes to the test, compete for prizes and preview their lemonade stand business which they will launch on Lemonade Day. Community members are invited to taste lemonade, vote for their favorites, and support students in the buildup to Lemonade Day(June 8th).
The Best Tasting Lemonade Competition event will take place on Saturday, June 1 from 10:00am – 2:00pm in the Millennium Park (Wrigley Square) on the corner of Randolph and Michigan Ave. The event is free and open to the public. Donations are welcome and support the Future Founders Foundation.
Lemonade Day Chicago will be held on Saturday, June 8, 2013. For more information, to get your school involved or to volunteer, please contact Nick Prestemon, City Director, Lemonade Day Chicago, at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.futurefounders.com.
About the Future Founders Foundation
The Future Founders Foundation inspires low-income youth in Chicago to explore new career opportunities. We offer programs to connect students with mentors from various professions and provide engaging project-based learning experiences for 3rd through 12th graders. From 2005-12, our programs served 6,000 students. During the 2012-13 school year, we are serving 11,000 students at 42 schools. Join us as we empower the next generation of business leaders and entrepreneurs. Visit www.futurefounders.com.
Ride4Life Cancer Run will be held Sat.,
June 1st at 10 a.m at the Manteno
Sportsmens Club, Manteno, IL. Fee
involved. Scenic ride, prizes, live music
by D-TOXX, DJ by Rock Productions NFP,
light dinner w/ticket, grand prize drawing
for $1000 and live auction. Proceeds to the
American Cancer Society. Call 815-468-8370
for more info or go to www.RIDE4LIFE.NET
All Women Marching for Hope “against domestic violence”
Will Host their 5th Annual 5k March
Grand Marshall Former WNBA Tamika Williams Raymond
Join us as we stand in the gap for those that had gone to the grave too soon.
Date: June 8, 2013
Place: 1221 W 69th Street (Start)
Ending March @ Oak Woods Cemetery
For more information logon www.allwomenmarchingforhope.com
Call AWMFH (817) 228-1323
Francesca's Tavola Supports The Buddy Foundation
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Annual Flea Market/Rummage Sale
Sale Dates & Times: Thursday, June 13 & Friday, June 14 from 9am-6pm, Saturday, June 15 & Sunday, June 16 from 9am-4pm
@ 17 E. Campbell St. in Arlington Heights (old Tascano site)
Old Stuff! New Stuff! Got Stuff? Want Stuff? It's time again for Buddy's annual sale. Get off your duff, bring your stuff. Bring this and that, to help a dog and cat. Please be on time, so I can end the rhyme. Get a tax deduction & immediate receipt upon donation. (Please only clean and useable items can be accepted. And please - no computers.) Some of the donations needed include: Glassware, pictures, antiques, collectables, sporting goods, baby items, tools, furniture, small appliances, garden items, plants, etc. Any new items would be grreatly appreciated.
Merchandise Drop-Off Dates & Times (at 17 E. Campbell St. in Arlington Heights):
Saturday, May 18 from 10-3
Sunday, May 19 from 1-4
Tuesday, May 21 from 4-8
Thursday, May 23 from 4-8
Saturday, May 25 from 10-3
Sunday, May 26 from 1-4
Tuesday, May 28 from 4-8
Saturday, June 1 from 10-3
Sunday, June 2 from 1-4
Monday, June 3 from 4-8
Wednesday, June 5 from 2-8
Thursday, June 6 from 4-8
Monday, June 10 from 4-8
5th Anniversary Open House
Saturday, June 22, 2013
11am - 4 pm
@ The Buddy Foundation
65 W. Seegers Rd.
It's been five years since we've opened the doors -
cleaned so many cages and mopped so many floors.
Come and see the cats and dogs, and gift shoppe too,
refreshments and treats will be served to you.
Bring family, friends, and mom and dad,
cause if you don't you'll wish you had!
Spring Raffle Drawing
Saturday, June 30, 2013
@ The Buddy Foundation
65 W. Seegers Rd.
Raffle tickets (donation of $2.00 each ticket) to win any of six fabulous prizes are available prior to the drawing at The Buddy Foundation.
1st prize: White wrought iron garden bench & wine tasting certificate for 10 at the Lynfred Winery
2nd prize: 19: LED TV
3rd prize: One night stay at Doubletree Hotel w/breakfast for 2 and gift certificate to Finn McCool's
4th prize: Golf for 4 & cart at Schaumburg Golf Course & $50 certificate to Chandlers.
5th prize: Gift certificates - $50 to each restaurant - The Snuggery, Drink and Castle
6th prize: 14K gold & pearl necklace.
Spotlight programs and workshops are open to the community and led by experts in cancer and health living. These programs are typically offered in the evenings and reflect interests expressed by Wellness Place participants, latest cancer findings, and the healthcare community. Recent workshops include new developments in cancer detection and treatment, book release and readings, healthy lifestyle choices for long term survivorship, and nutrition. Spotlight programs are available at no charge. Calendars are printed quarterly and pre-registration is appreciated.
Recent storms and flooding affected many Illinois neighborhoods. If you were affected by these storms, you may be eligible for disaster assistance.
Assistance may cover damage to homes, personal property and businesses.
To register by phone or through Video Relay Service call: 800-621-3362
Or for TTY call 800-462-7585
Lines are open 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Or register online at:
Registration Now Open for Chicago Teens Seeking
After School Matters® Summer Job Opportunities
After School Matters to provide approximately 7,000 job opportunities in the arts, communications, sports, science and technology to teens at nearly 150 locations across Chicago
WHAT: This summer, learn how to fly a flight simulator, train to become a lifeguard, explore your writing style through poetry, enhance your business skills and much more through an After School Matters apprenticeship or internship.
There are thousands of opportunities to get involved with After School Matters this summer. There is no cost to participate. Programs start July 1. Applications are available at www.afterschoolmatters.org.
WHERE: Programs will take place at 30 Chicago Public Schools high schools and at more than 120 community organizations, Chicago Park District and Chicago Public Library locations across the city, as well as Downtown at the Gallery37 Center for the Arts.
WHO: Chicago teen residents who are at least 14 years of age and entering or currently enrolled in high school.
WHY: After School Matters provides program opportunities in a safe and structured environment that allow Chicago teens to explore and develop their talents while gaining critical skills for work, college and beyond… and, it’s fun!
For more information about After School Matters, visit www.afterschoolmatters.org.
Event: Breathe Benefit 2013: Community Inspiring a Cure
Date: Saturday, October 26, 2013
Time: Cocktail Reception 6:30 pm, Program Begins 7:30 pm,
Dinner 8:00 pm
Contact: Amanda Miller, Development Manager, email@example.com, 312.239.6627
The Breathe Benefit increases awareness of pulmonary fibrosis (PF) and recognizes the outstanding efforts of those who support our mission. The evening will feature a seated dinner, auction, and recognition ceremony highlighting the tireless efforts of our volunteers and important initiatives within the PF community. Additionally, we will announce the recipients of our 2013 Young Investigator and Established Investigator Research Awards and 2013 Leanne Storch Support Group Awards.
TEEN TALK GROUP
********You have a friend in me*********
...Calling All Teens!!!
Please join us in a friendly group where you can hang out with friends, watch movies, play games, or just face to face conversation.
Adults available for private conversations if needed.
When: EVERY THURSDAY NIGHT
Where: First Trinity Community Center 643 w. 31st St. Chicago, IL. 60616
The second Floor
Time: 7pm to 9pm
Team Leader/ Mentor – Kim Rolland
Cell Phone: 773-485-0716 available 24hrs a day to talk or someone to listen.
Letting teens know that were here to listen when they need it!!
The Center in Palos Park is a 78-acre natural wonderland just a short drive from Chicago. Visit our Children’s Farm, take an art class, reflect in our chapel, or come take a bracing stroll. The Center is a 501c3 nonprofit corporation. The Center 12700 Southwest Highway, Palos Park. 361.361.3650. www.thecenterpalos.org
Women Veteran, “You Served -- You Deserve The Best Care Anywhere”
The Department of Veterans Affairs is reaching out to women Veterans with the message “You served -- you deserve the best care anywhere.”
Women are the fastest growing group among the Veteran population. “The Women Veterans Health Program addresses the health care needs of women Veterans and works to ensure timely, equitable, high-quality, comprehensive health care services are provided in a sensitive and safe environment at VA health facilities nationwide,” said Shenekia Williams-Johnson, Women’s Veterans Program Manager.
“The program is the result of two decades of fine tuning and process improvements focused on becoming a national leader in the provision of health care for women. All women who served should contact us to learn about the health care benefits they have earned.”
In FY11, VA’s Mid-Atlantic Health Care Network, which serves North Carolina and Virginia, and a portion of West Virginia, spent $2.7 million on privacy, security and dignity projects for women Veterans.
“We have added clinics, remodeled inpatient and outpatient areas of our medical centers and hired health care providers specifically to address needs of Women Veterans,” said Williams-Johnson. “We now have the capacity to provide comprehensive primary care and high-quality preventive and clinical care to many more women.”
Rural and homebound Veterans can benefit from emerging technology that will deliver care remotely through new telehealth efforts, and home-based care services. Similarly, women Veterans with mental illnesses can benefit through integration of mental health services within primary care, so that necessary treatment is provided in a comprehensive and coordinated way.
Additionally, aging women Veterans can benefit from the latest advances in medical science and technology to identify and address cardiovascular disease as well as advances in treatments for diabetes, osteoporosis, and menopause.
For more information about VA health care for women, please contact Kenya Graham, Women Veterans Outreach Coordinator for North Carolina, at (910) 272-3220 ext.1002, or Ruth Miller, Women Veterans Outreach Coordinator for Virginia, at (919) 491-9888.
Information can also be found at the Women Health Care link on the VA Web site at http://www.womenshealth.va.gov.
About VA Mid-Atlantic Health Care Network:
Once comprising only a fraction of U.S. Veterans, VA estimates there are now more than 1.8 million female Veterans, nearly 8 percent of the total Veteran population. VA’s Mid-Atlantic Health Network, which includes eight VA Medical Centers and 21 community-based outpatient clinics, located in North Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia, provided care to nearly 41,000 female Veterans in FY 2011, and the number is expected to grow to more than 50,000 by 2014.
VA’s Mid-Atlantic Health Care Network is one of 22 networks around the nation making up the Veterans Health Administration (VHA), the largest integrated health care system in the nation. The network serves a population of 1.4 million Veterans, providing a full continuum of medical, surgical, and psychiatric inpatient, and outpatient, services to more than 320,000 patients annually.
100(+) Women Who Care
Meet 4 times a year (quarterly)
(February, May, August, November)
Each member must commit to donating $100 per meeting, ($400 per year)
If you are unable to attend, give your check to a member to deliver on your behalf- your check will be your proxy vote.
The donations will be given to DuPage County charities/non-profits/worthy causes serving DuPage County.
By ballot, the group will vote and majority rules. Even if you don’t care for the choice you still must donate.
Only three charities/programs/non-profits will be presented at the meeting. If there is an immediate/emergency need at the time of the meeting that can be presented as one of the choices.
Each charity/program/non-profit that is under consideration will be given 5 minutes to make a presentation at the meeting by a member of the 100, not by the charity/program/non-profit.
No national charities will be considered. The purpose is for the contribution to stay in the community 100%.
If a charity/program/non-profit is not selected it will be put back in the drawing for the next meeting.
The charity/program/non-profit will have to agree NOT to use the names for future solicitations or give the information out to the public, unless an individual requests so. If the charity does not adhere to this condition they will be removed from any future consideration.
For More Information: http://100wwc.weebly.com/guidelines.html
Karen F. Dunigan- Founder