Event Benefiting The Chicagoland Area Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure® and Honoring the Second Class of Pink Tie Guys
What: The Tribune Media Group hosts the second annual Pink Tie Gala benefitting the Chicagoland Area Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure®. The event will salute the second class of Komen Chicago Pink Tie Guys, comprised of an exclusive selection of male influencers making a difference in the fight against breast cancer. The evening will include delectable hors d'oeuvres, cocktails, live music, and the opportunity to celebrate this exclusive group of KoMEN in the stunning Riverfront Theater along the Chicago River.
When: Friday, October 19, 2012 | 6:30 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Where: Riverfront Theater | 650 W. Chicago Avenue | Chicago, IL 60654
Tickets: Ticket Price $100 in advance or $120 at the door
To purchase tickets visit http://pinktiegala2012.eventbrite.com/ or www.komenchicago.org
*The Tribune Media Group will be making a donation to Susan G. Komen - Chicago in honor of the Pink Tie Guys
The Chicagoland Area Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure® announces the second class of Pink Tie Guys. Chaired for the second consecutive year by Richard M. Daley, Of Counsel to the firm Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP, this exclusive group of KoMEN is dedicated to the Susan G. Komen mission of saving lives and ending breast cancer. These men were nominated by the community and selected by the Komen Chicagoland Board of Directors to serve as members of this elite group and will be officially honored at Tribune Media Group’s Pink Tie Gala on Friday, October 19.
Representing a wide range of male leaders who live in the Chicagoland community and have a personal connection to breast cancer or dedication to philanthropy, the next class of Pink Tie Guys includes:
Richard M. Daley, Honorary Chairman Of Counsel to the firm Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
Stan Bowman, Vice President & General Manager, Chicago Blackhawks
Ryan Chiaverini, Windy City LIVE Co-Host , ABC 7 Chicago
Dr. Bechara Choucair, Commissioner, City of Chicago Department of Public Health
Alderman Robert Fioretti, Alderman of the 2nd Ward, City of Chicago
Jonny Imerman, Founder and Chief Mission Officer, Imerman Angels
Victor LaGroon, Community Relations & Public Affairs Program Manager, UIC Cancer Center
Jim Legothetis, Senior Client Service Partner, Ernst & Young
Reverend Percy McCray, Director of Pastoral Care, Cancer Treatment Centers of America
Wade Miquelon, Chief Financial Officer and President, International, Walgreens
Dr. Steven T. Rosen, Director of the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center, Northwestern University
“We are honored to have these outstanding leaders in the Chicagoland community working with us to fulfill our mission of a world without breast cancer,” said Michael Ziener, Executive Director of Susan G. Komen for the Cure – Chicago. “While traditionally a woman’s disease, the reality is, men can get breast cancer and men are deeply impacted by the effects this disease has on their mothers, sisters, aunts, daughters and other loved ones.”
The new class of Pink Tie Guys will be formally recognized at the Tribune Media Group’s Pink Tie Gala, an event that will take place on Friday, October 19, at the Riverfront Theater from 6:30 – 10p.m. The inaugural class will officially ‘pass the baton’ to the new class as we all welcome them to the Komen Chicago family.
The event will feature delectable hors d'oeuvres, classic cocktails, live music, and the opportunity to celebrate this exclusive group of KoMEN in the stunning Riverfront Theater located on the scenic Chicago River. Event and ticket information can be found by visiting KomenChicago.org. The Tribune Media Group will be making a donation to Susan G. Komen Chicago in honor of the Pink Tie Guys. The Pink Tie Guys will serve as ambassadors to the Chicagoland Affiliate, attending signature events and leveraging resources to further the mission of Susan G. Komen Chicago.
About the Chicagoland Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure®
The Chicagoland Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure® was established in 1997 and held the first Susan G. Komen Chicago Race for the Cure®. The Chicagoland affiliate is one of only two affiliates that operate two Race for the Cure® events and has awarded over $12 million towards the fight against breast cancer by funding grassroots breast health navigation, breast cancer screening and treatment projects, as well as global research. Up to seventy-five percent (75%) of net proceeds generated by the Komen Chicagoland Affiliate stay in the metropolitan area while the remaining twenty-five percent (25%) supports the Susan G. Komen for the Cure® Grants Program for research. In April 2011, Komen Chicago was awarded the Affiliate of the Year by Susan G. Komen for the Cure®.
About the Pink Tie Guys:
The Chicagoland Area Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure® is proud to introduce our second annual class of “Pink Tie Guys”. This exclusive group of KoMEN were nominated by the community and selected by the Komen Chicagoland Board of Directors. They are leaders in the corporate and philanthropic sector, groundbreaking physicians, elected officials representing communities possessing the greatest need, as well as other individuals with spheres of influence that create change, getting us closer to finding the cures. For more information please call 773-444-0061 or visit www.komenchicago.org.
Contact: Alex Sabbag | Komen Chicago | 515-771-6158 Asabbag@KomenChicago.org