Purchase your tickets for the Imerman Angels SPRING FLING.
What: Learn about Imerman Angels, show love to IA, meet new friends, have drinks, have appetizers, relax, mingle with other good people, support 1-on-1 cancer pairing, meet Jonny Imerman, learn how you can get involved, have a reason to get dressed up!
Why: 100% of the proceeds benefit Imerman Angels, helping us to connect cancer fighters and survivors all over the world in 1-on-1 support relationships.
When/Where: March 18th from 7-11pm at Enclave (222 w. Chicago, Chicago, IL).
Cost: A $30 pre-sale ticket will grant you two drinks and appetizers. The online pre-sale has begun, get your tickets before they sell out, which they will!
Buy your tickets here!
Cec Strine, teacher at Cranbrook Schools Brookside of Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, can speak to the impact of community support on an individual. As a salivary cancer survivor, she shared with me the importance of the Cranbrook family, as she took the disease head on:
“The extended Cranbrook family supported us so much. People that you didn’t even know about… who quietly had cancer.”
Joining together with Sarah Jacobs, an alum, parent and breast cancer survivor, the two created an idea: a victory lap against cancer around Kingswood Lake.
Tomorrow, September 27th, will be the first annual “Cranbrook Envisions a Cure Walk” sponsored by the school’s Cross Country Team. Like many things, this event has been a community effort. From the event logo (designed by a 6th grader within the school system) to the preparation for the big day, this has been yet another project where Cranbrook students, faculty, parents, grandparents, alumni and friends were able to join forces.
Cec is close to the Imerman Community for several reasons. Not only was she a teacher of Jonny, who attended Cranbrook as a student, but she also participated in a 1-on-1 pair-up relationship through IA. Tomorrow, she will be walking in memory of her mother to: pay tribute to those battling cancer, support research for a cure, and celebrate life. JI is excited to be amongst those attending, as well as a featured speaker.
“I’ve learned that you shouldn’t go through life with a catcher’s mitt on both hands. You need to be able to throw something back.”- Maya Angelou.
Cec shared that this (above) has touched her through her cancer journey. Though cancer is an ugly disease, she had found that it was also a blessing in disguise and an opportunity for her to give back to those who had shown her love and support. The cancer walk is the perfect opportunity to come out for Cranbrook, Cec, and those fighting cancer all around the country. Stop in and cheer on the walkers!
Optional donations will be made to Imerman Angels.
Raise money (and the roof ) with the Angels!
Come out tomorrow to support Imerman Angels at the Landmark in Chicago for Bolf-a-Palooza! As with all IA events, we can guarantee a good time for a good cause. IA Business Manager, Rynell, will be speaking: come by and hear about the IA mission and cheer her on!
We are fundraising through event tickets at $40 each that will include: exclusive access to the venue, 20% food discount and three hours of open bar plus a fabulous silent auction. Please buy your ticket today!
Buy your tickets online, here!
Michael Wall, marathon runner and member of our IA Active Team, will be hosting a fundraiser at Bull & Bear in Chicago tonight to raise money for Imerman Angels!
The cost to attend is a $20 optional donation, which will include a cocktail reception and gift bag.
Good luck on the marathon, Michael!
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Jonny and CBS News’ Michelle Gielan kicked off the fashion show, courtesy of Ford Models.
1-on-1 cancer support was all the buzz on Sunday, as 1500 guests fashionably invaded Galleria Marchetti to raise awareness for Imerman Angels at the 6th Annual Garden of Eden fashion show, themed The Tudor Rose. Along with Akira, Chicago’s fashion boutique empire, IA volunteers were in full force to pull together an evening to remember for IA supporters and fashionistas alike.
It is safe to say that the event had something for everyone. With the weather just hinting at fall, Sunday was the perfect evening for a partially outdoor event. Guests enjoyed the musical persuasions of Lee England Jr, a hip hop violinist (seen on this season of MTV Making His Band), whose high energy warmed up the crowd for the main event. The entertainment did not stop there: Fabrice Calmels and Valerie Robin from the Joffrey Ballet provided a stunning performance; and cultural mainstay, The Shannon Rovers Bagpipe Band, lent some inspired tunes in the courtyard.
Stepping under the tent, guests mingled around an elevated runway, awaiting the Shakespearean-inspired fashion show. Jonny kicked off the performance when he shared some words about 1-on-1 cancer support to an excited crowd, accompanied by CBS News’ Michelle Gielan (pictured here), who generously flew in from NYC to emcee for us. We want to extend special thanks, again, to Michelle for her longtime support!
An army of over 50 Imerman Angels’ t-shirt-clad volunteers turned out to coordinate and execute the occasion. The dedicated team’s hard work allowed our largest event of the year to run effortlessly, from the 7 a.m. early morning and afternoon set up, to the final after-party hosted at Lumen. We suspected that the volunteers were having even more fun than the guests, as they were seen uproariously celebrating victorious bids with winners in the silent auction room! Everyone at the event seemed to be buzzing with excited energy.
The Tudor Rose event was an appreciated opportunity to chat about our mission of personalized matching within the Cancer community. We were able to reach out to several Cancer Survivors who were excited to sign up to be paired with a Cancer Fighter! Additionally, we were able to meet several new Chicagoans who shared their interest in volunteering for future IA efforts.
Imerman Angels would like to thank our sponsors, silent auction donors, performers, photographer (thank you, Ramiro Garcia!) and, most of all, supporters and volunteers for coming out to the event. We cannot wait for next year!