Wednesday, September 12, 2012
The annual Fun Run in Darien will raise money for the Susan G. Komen Foundation, which promotes breast cancer research and education.
On Friday, Cass Junior High will be hosting Mrs. T’s Fun Run, benefiting the Susan G. Komen Foundation, which promotes breast cancer research and education. The idea for the Fun Run began 11 years ago. Jenna Kirwan, a former Cass student, came up with the idea after former math teacher, Louise Tepavchevich, was diagnosed with breast cancer. That year, more than $2,000 was raised. Tepavchevich has since recovered, and the event has grown tremendously, with the goal this year to raise more than $10,000. Students say they are eager to participate and raise money because so many are touched by family or friends who are battling cancer. Cass’s student council sponsors and organizes the event. The school is inviting the public to join …
Thursday, July 5, 2012
Event will benefit Hunter Himes, who was critically injured while riding his bike in February.
Darien and surrounding communities continue to rally around Hunter Himes, the Lakeview Junior High eighth-grader critically injured when he was struck by a car while riding his bike in February. A "Hope for Hunter" fundraiser will take place from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, July 8, at Tap House Grill, 6010 S. Cass Ave., Westmont. The benefit will include a buffet dinner ($20 for adults and $10 for children ages 12 and under), a cash bar and soft drinks available for purchase. Representatives from Lia Sophia, Scentsy, Thirty-One, Tupperware, Mary Kay, Cards for Life, Pampered Chef, Creative Memories and Tastefully Simple will also be selling their wares at the event and donating a portion of their profits to the cause. Funds raised during the event…
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Local Mary Kay representatives will be selling items at Papa Passero's Thursday night and donating a portion of the proceeds to the family.
The community is stepping up to help a family whose Clarendon Hills Road home was gutted by fire last week. Local Mary Kay representatives will be at Papa Passero's starting at 7 p.m. Thursday selling cosmetics and other beauty products. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the family. Fire officials at the scene said the home was virtually destroyed in the blaze. Two pet cats died in the fire. Papa Passero's is located at 6326 S. Cass Ave. in Westmont. For more information, call 630-963-7660. Earlier: Fire Guts Home on Clarendon Hills Road, 2 Cats Die Sign up for the Darien Patch newsletter for updates on this and other stories, or follow us on Facebook.
Thursday, May 31, 2012
The fundraiser is scheduled to take place on August 16 at the Darien country club.
The community continues to rally around Hunter Himes, the Lakeview Junior High eighth-grader critically injured when he was struck by a car while riding his bike in February. Hunter’s family is organizing a Hope for Hunter Golf Outing, which will take place August 16 at Carriage Greens Country Club in Darien. Funds raised during the event will help support the Downers Grove-area boy and his family as he continues his recovery at a nearby rehabilitation facility. Hunter suffered numerous injuries when he was pinned underneath a car while crossing the street, including a traumatic brain injury. “Hunter’s life and that of his family, friends and now community have forever been altered,” said a letter publicizing the golf outing. “Hunter …
Thursday, April 19, 2012
The Cass Junior High Fine Arts Boosters are holding a fundraiser Thursday at Papa Passero's.
Like your pizza with a side of singing? Then you, my friend, are in luck. The Cass Junior High chorus will be performing Thursday at Papa Passero's as part of the Fine Arts Boosters' spring fundraiser. Visit Papa Passero's, 6326 S. Cass Ave., Westmont, between 4 and 10 p.m. and 20 percent of your bill will go toward the booster club. Make sure you tell the hostess you're there for the Cass fundraiser, and present this flyer to the server. The fifth and sixth grade chorus will be performing from 6-6:30 p.m. and 7-7:30 p.m. Money raised will help Cass host its artist in residency program and send students on trips to music festivals, among other arts-related activities.
Monday, April 16, 2012
All of the proceeds will go to the family of Hunter Himes.
A Haircut-a-thon will be held this weekend for a 14-year-old Downers Grove boy who was struck by a car while riding his bicycle in Darien in February. The event will be held from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Macy's Salon and Spa in The Promenade Bolingbrook, with all of the proceeds going to the family of Hunter Himes. Haircut prices are $25 for women, $15 for men, and $10 for children 12 and under. For more information, call (630) 343-4230.
Monday, April 9, 2012
The benefit is raising money to support the children of late Darien Police Sgt. James Borsilli.
Sgt. James Borsilli served 24 years in the Darien Police Department before he passed away this winter after a yearlong battle with cancer. The Darien Police Department, along with other members of the community, is hosting a fundraiser April 20 at Carriage Greens to help support the late sergeant’s two teenage children. Tickets are $35 in advance or $40 at the door. The event runs from 7 p.m. to midnight and will include food and drinks, a silent auction, raffle and more. The fundraiser is also accepting donated items for the silent auction and raffle. Carriage Greens Country Club has also pledged to donate $1,000 to the fundraiser if its Facebook page reaches 2,000 fans by April 20. A good time for a good cause: What’s not to like? For…
Monday, March 26, 2012
Students, teachers, firefighters and police officers shaved their heads Friday, raising more than $17,000 for pediatric cancer research.
They say two heads are better than one. Try 35. That’s how many people shaved their scalps Friday at Cass Junior High, raising more than $17,000 for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, which supports childhood cancer research. Cass teachers Becky Kriz and Katie Giradot coordinated — and participated in — the school’s event. They organized it in memory of Ben Purcell, a 5-year-old boy who passed away last month from a rare form of lung cancer. Ben was close friends with Kriz’s 8-year-old niece, Katie, who shaved her head earlier this month in tribute. “I don’t think I’m that brave,” Katie told the packed gym. “This is a small thing I can do.” Darien-Woodridge firefighters, Darien police officers, and Cass students and teachers (as well as one …
Thursday, March 22, 2012
The restaurant will donate 10 cents to Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Illinois for every Easter Egg cookie sold from March 26 through April 8.
Thursday, March 22, 2012
Panera Bread in Darien will donate 10 cents to Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Illinois for every Easter Egg cookie sold for $2.25 a piece. The fundraiser will run from March 26 through April 8. Panera Bread has adopted 20 wish children for 2012 and is looking to raise $100,000 to grant all 20 wishes. In 2011, Panera Bread raised $166,321 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Illinois, enough for 33 wishes which exceeded the restaurant chain's goal of granting 20 wishes.
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Community members can donate in several ways to help ease the medical costs for a Downers Grove boy struck by a car Feb. 26 in Darien.
Red bracelets supporting a Lakeview Junior High eighth-grader’s recovery are now available to a wider audience. Cozzi Corner Hot Dogs and Beef in Downers Grove will be selling the bands that say Hunter’s Hope for $1, as well as hosting a six-month long fundraiser to help the family pay medical costs. The 14-year-old Downers Grove boy remains hospitalized after sustaining serious injuries when he was struck by a car Feb. 26 while crossing Beller Drive in Darien with his bike. The hospital is not releasing any information about his condition. Last week the rubber bracelets were for sale only at Lakeview and Prairieview schools. In just that first week, students raised about $750. A Lakeview parent who wishes to remain anonymous launched …