Save the date – Compassion, Fashion & Cocktails 2015

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It’s a funny name, but football fans know it well. Israel Idonije. He played for the Chicago Bears for ten seasons. He had a Super-Bowl season. And now he guides a Chicago foundation to help under-served kids.

Mark your calendar now for October 29th for an evening of culinary delight and artistic flair that benefits this worthy Chicago charity. Join professionals, entrepreneurs, media, sports and entertainment personalities for Compassion, Fashion & Cocktails 2015, a fun event to raise money and awareness for several kid-oriented projects of the Israel Idonije Foundation.

“IFF programs focus on helping kids further develop social and emotional life skills in the hope that every child  achieves his/her goals.”  Even though you’ll hang out with many of Chicago’s who’s who to enjoy the fashion show and great cocktails and food from local restaurants, the best reason to go is to support this Chicago-based foundation.

The event will be Thursday, October 29, 2015, at The Godfrey Hotel Chicago  | I|O Urban Roofscape, 127 W. Huron St. at LaSalle St.  VIP private cocktail reception (5:30 – 6:00 pm) with Israel Idonije. Private cocktail reception from 6:00 to 7:30 pm for general ticket holders, followed by a runway show with fashion by international designers Zadig & Voltaire, hair by George the Salon (George Gonzalez), and makeup by Makeup by Aga (Aga Kaskiewicz) at 8:00 pm.  The event features light hors d’oeuvres from a collection of local restaurants, a wine tasting led by advanced sommelier Jim Bube from Heritage Wine Cellars, and a raffle for cool donated items.

Purchase tickets in advance (prior to 10/26) for just $50. Tickets may also be purchased at the door on the night of the event for $65. A VIP Patron ticket ($100) entitles you to a private meet-and-greet cocktail reception with Israel Idonije, a gift bag, 5 raffle tickets and reserved seats.  To reserve your tickets in advance, visit www.compassionfashioncocktails2015.eventbrite.com. I’ll see you there.

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