THANK YOU to all of you who came out and helped make the June 28th Chicago Benefit for the Mike's Place, Life After Terror Fund a great night!
The event was held on the outdoor patio at McGee’s, a popular bar in Lincoln Park and over 100 people came to show their support for those injured in the attack. Live music was contributed by the band Murph who kept spirits high throughout the night with his mix of rock and acoustic music.
In the middle of the evening, the news piece done on the attack by Israel National News was shown to all those in attendance. It gave a stark reminder to everyone why we were all gathered and hardened our resolve to help those injured in terrorist bombings wherever they may occur. A giant card was signed by those who came out and will be sent to Mike’s Place in Tel Aviv to display and to also let the victims of the attack know that we are thinking of them and wish a speedy recovery for all.
The raffle drawing was a great success, and a number of lucky winners took home great prizes. A terrific night overall, we raised about $1,400 for The Life After Terror Fund. Not bad for an event that was planned in only three weeks!
A special thanks to all those who donated their time, services, and prizes for the raffle: McGees, Bar 1 Events, The Second City, Zanies Comedy Club, Flat Top Grill, Topo Gigio, The Fireplace Inn, and Video Replay.
And a final thank you to all of our volunteers, Ariel Vinokur, Joshua Taustein, and Lesley Eisenberg.
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