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C.A.T.I.F. continues to 'Pay it Forward' for fifth year

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  • C.A.T.I.F. Celebrating All That Is Feminine

    C.A.T.I.F. Celebrating All That Is Feminine

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January 21, 2014 (VPPR) -- Palatine, IL. Pay it Forward, a fundraiser sponsored by

Palatine-based non-profit C.A.T.I.F. [Celebrating All That Is Feminine], is now in its fifth year.

Funds raised at this exciting event will benefit women veterans and at-risk girls.

The Jesse Brown VA Medical Center in Chicago, where veterans -- both female and male -- receive acute care and outpatient clinical services, and Kappa Kappa Gamma Girls' Academy will be the direct beneficiaries of monies raised at the event - to be held at Durty Nellie's in downtown Palatine.

"Kappa Kappa Gamma is an amazing group of women who spend countless hours developing programs and mentoring at-risk teen teenagers; they hold a weekend sit-in with the girls and help them learn how to deal with bullying, peer pressure and other life pressures in a new and positive way," said Kara Cermak, C.A.T.I.F. president.

"One of our founding member's husband is a veteran-he reached out after learning of the great need women veterans specifically have," Cermak said. "For example, their starter toiletry kits at the center cost almost three times as much as those for men, because women's products are more expensive."

There are a number of ways you can get involved and support C.A.T.I.F. in assisting these valuable organizations-visit to find out how!

 Attend the Event

 Purchase an Ad in the Pay it Forward Ad Book

 Become a Sponsor of the Event

 Volunteer!

The event will include both silent and live auction items, raffles, cocktails and appetizers

and a jam-packed evening full of fun.

Pay it Forward will be held on Friday, February 28, 2014 from 5:30 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. at Durty Nellie's in Palatine, 180 N. Smith Street. Visit for more information!

Mark your calendars now and don't miss your chance to PAY IT FORWARD!