The economy is down, but you don’t need a checkbook this Christmas to give like Brangelina ; Chase will do it for you. Through their Community Giving event, Chase will donate between $25K and $1 million to the charity that recieves the most number of votes from the public. Overall- $5 million will be distributed.
You can participate to this charity event at home by clicking on their facebook page and vote five organizations of your choice. Your opinion counts and can make a difference for other people, $1 million dollar’s worth to be exact!
Adam Levy, Rynell Cook (IA), Eric Bolf, Barrett Lewis (pictured here) had a blast at the Bolf-a-Palooza event last Saturday.
“This years bolfapalooza surpassed all of my expectations! With the dedication of our steering committee, the help of the extremely talent Adam Levy, and the support of an organization such as Imerman Angels, we helped create awarenes for a cause that is very near to my heart… and all of our guests were able to have an amazing evening partying with a purpose. Thanks again for your time and devotion.”- Eric, co-founder and producer of event.
Looney’s Pub- South in Fulton, Maryland will host the Ulman Fund’s 2nd annual “Screw Cancer” benefit tomorrow from 6-9pm.
Screw open an invite here!
The Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults was created by Doug Ulman, a 3-time cancer survivor and President of LIVESTRONG. The mission of the organization is to provide support programs that embrace cancer survivors, their families and friends. From college scholarships to networking groups, the organization aims to navigate young adults through their cancer journey.
Lou and Diane Ulman, parents of Doug and survivor angels with IA, will be amongst the attendees of the event! Jonny is looking forward to joining them and speaking about 1-on-1 cancer support.
For more information on the Ulman Fund, visit their page at http://www.ulmanfund.org/ .
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!