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  • Quentin Road Christian School students display pizzas promoting their 30th annual Pizza Blast to be held Friday, April 11, and Saturday, April 12, in Lake Zurich.

    Quentin Road Christian School to host its 30th Pizza BlastApr 1, 2014 12:00 AM
    Some sell cookies and popcorn; others sell magazines. But students at the Quentin Road Christian School would rather roll in the dough for their fundraiser — literally.

  • Debbie Mossburg of Naperville has survived cancer as both a child and an adult, and now she is leading efforts to raise money to fight the diseases through the nonprofit Bike Bald, which organizes themed bike rides to support childhood cancer research and other community causes.

    Naperville survivor rides against childhood cancerMar 31, 2014 12:00 AM
    Fellow cancer survivors and patients know Debbie Mossburg of Naperville “gets it.” The Naperville woman is trying to help others “get it” too, with the formation last fall of the nonprofit Bike Bald, which organizes themed biking events to raise money for childhood cancer research and other community causes. “Her experience as a cancer survivor gives her a unique compassion and perspective into the lives of other people going through cancer,” said Ellie Ewoldt of Naperville, whose son, Chase, has a rare brain and spine cancer.

  • National Guard reservist Amanda Beets of Rockford, second from right, who suffered a stroke, is introduced at the fashion show with her parents, Ray and Lonnie Beets, left. Funds from the show were used by Salute Inc. in Palatine to buy her an adaptive bicycle.

    Student fashion show raises $18,000 for veteransMar 31, 2014 12:00 AM
    In the fashion show produced last month by students from the Illinois Institute of Art in Schaumburg, models took to the runway escorted by Marines, wearing their dress uniforms. The event took place at the Meadows Club in Rolling Meadows and raised more than $18,000 for Salute Inc. in Palatine.

  • Palatine’s ‘Button for Nuttin’ musical April 11-13Mar 31, 2014 12:00 AM
    Palatine Police & Fire Benevolent Association Charities, LTD and Big-2-Do Productions presents the premier of “Button For Nuttin,” Palatine’s original homegrown musical, for one weekend, April 11, 12 and 13, at Cutting Hall, 150 W. Wood St., in Palatine. All profits will be donated to PPFBA Charities, LTD to support its community outreach programs.

  • Dist. 207 Foundation to host April 10 FundraiserMar 31, 2014 12:00 AM
    What do student cardiac screenings, a wind turbine, and a service trip to South Dakota have in common? They were all funded by the District 207 Educational Foundation with funds raised at its annual benefit dinner. The fundraiser, "A Night For Our Stars," is from 5:30 to 9 p.m., April 10 at The Rosewood, 9421 W. Higgins Road, in Rosemont.

  • Jenn Licato, right, and Kristin Meek talk about neurofibromatosis, which affects about 2 million people worldwide and has no cure. The Arlington Heights mothers have bonded over their children’s diagnosis with the genetic disease.

    Arlington Heights moms raise money, awareness for rare kids’ diseaseMar 31, 2014 12:00 AM
    Two Arlington Heights moms are working together to raise money and awareness to fight neurofibromatosis, a little-known disease affecting both their small children. “(Ben and Audrey) have a long way ahead of them, so if we can start some clinical trials now, maybe there can be new discoveries by the time they are older,” Kristin Meek said.

  • Unable to move his limbs, speak or blink, 4-year-old James exchanges a “nose bump” with his father, Jeff Fulkerson. Stacy and Jeff Fulkerson of Schaumburg hope an April 6 fundraiser moves them closer to their dream of buying a special van to transport their son.

    Community helping Schaumburg parents of boy with severe disabilitiesMar 30, 2014 12:00 AM
    When a child has severe disabilities that require round-the-clock care, insurance doesn't come close to providing all that is needed. Friends and family of Jeff and Stacy Fulkerson are hosting a fundraiser with the hope of buying a van that could handle their 4-year-old son's wheelchair. “We’ve had so much help,” Stacy says.

  • Buffalo Grove Garden Club selling plantsMar 30, 2014 12:00 AM
    The Buffalo Grove Garden Club is holding its annual plant sale, whose proceeds fund our scholarship fund. Order plants by April 8 for pickup at the Alcott Center, 530 Bernard Drive, on Saturday, May 17.

  • Lynn Hoyer of Crystal Lake helps her daughter, Ellie, 3, bowl Sunday during the “Pits For Patriots Stars and Strikes Fundraiser” at Hoffman Lanes in Hoffman Estates. The event featured bowling, raffles and silent auctions and a bake sale to raise money to rescue pit bulls and train them for service work.

    Fundraiser helps match vets with rescued pit bullsMar 30, 2014 12:00 AM
    A rescued pit bull named Mira was one of the first things people saw Sunday when they entered Hoffman Lanes in Hoffman Estates for the "Pits For Patriots Stars and Strikes Fundraiser." That's only fitting since Mira, and the idea behind her, is why many were coming to the bowling alley Sunday afternoon. Eighty bowlers, and two pit bulls, attended the event to raise money for Pits for Patriots, a group which rescues pit bulls then trains them as service dogs for veterans and first responders.

  • District 50 to ‘Keep on Moving’Mar 30, 2014 12:00 AM
    Woodland Elementary District 50’s Parent Teacher Association and the Woodland Educational Foundation will co-host the 3rd Annual Keep on Moving 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk on May 9.

  • Dental screenings are among the services done at the annual Kids 1st Health Fair. The event, scheduled for Aug, 6, will shift its focus.

    Lake County to shift kids health fair focusMar 29, 2014 12:00 AM
    The Kids 1st Health Fair, which has operated for decades as a one-day annual roster of free services, may take a different approach after this year. A planning committee says it wants to transition from a health fair approach to other means to ensure families get a consistent and accessible "medical home."

  • Wauconda businesses, schools and other officials will promote autism awareness next week.

    Wauconda businesses, officials to boost autism awarenessMar 28, 2014 12:00 AM
    Wauconda business owners, teachers and officials will raise autism awareness next week with a variety of promotions and activities.

  • WINGS benefit Thursday in Hoffman EstatesMar 28, 2014 12:00 AM
    he 4th annual Taste Takes Flight to benefit WINGS will be held Thursday, April 3, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Chicago Marriott Northwest, 4800 Hoffman Blvd., Hoffman Estates. WINGS (Women in Need Growing Stronger) serves women and children who are victims of domestic violence.

  • Palatine Jaycees to host Easter Egg huntMar 27, 2014 12:00 AM
    The Palatine Jaycees will host an Easter egg hunt for children up to nine years old at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 12, at Towne Square on Palatine Road in Palatine. “We will be hiding 3,000 Easter eggs filled with candy and prizes in the grassy area of Towne Square,” said Jennifer Ramello, co-chair of the project.

  • Community Day passes on sale:Mar 26, 2014 12:00 AM
    Tickets are available for KeyLime Cove Community Day passes, with sales proceeds benefiting United Way of Lake County and the Gurnee police and fire departments.

  • Elk Grove assisted living center hosts March of Dimes fuidraiserMar 26, 2014 12:00 AM
    Alexian Village of Elk Grove is hosting a bingo night fundraiser April 10 to support the March of Dimes, organizers announced this week. The event also includes a bake sale and vendor shopping. There will be a nominal fee/donation to play bingo games.

  • Tony Perez, 4, of Carpentersville hands Carpentersville community service officer Marcus Clark a gift to add to the basket during a previous Shop With a Cop program at Walmart in East Dundee. An upcoming bowling event will help raise funds for Shop With a Cop.

    Knock some pins down to aid Shop with a CopMar 26, 2014 12:00 AM
    Associated Bank is sponsoring a charity fundraiser for next year's Shop With A Cop Dundee Township event called "9 Pins for Kids" at 2 p.m. April 5 at Liberty Lanes in Carpentersville. The Shop with a Cop organization takes needy kids shopping for Christmas gifts.

  • Schaumburg Mayor Al Larson (right) joins Clearbrook President, Carl M. La Mell (center) and PAL Parent, Paul Jochim at the 17th Annual Clearbrook PAL Fundraiser. Clearbrook

    Clearbrook PAL Event Showcases Tastes of ItalyMar 26, 2014 12:00 AM
    On Sunday, March 16, Maggiano’s Little Italy at the Streets of Woodfield in Schaumburg opened its doors to host the 17th annual Clearbrook’s PAL (Partners in Adult Learning) Program fundraiser where friends and family alike were encouraged to “mangia, mangia” while supporting a worthy cause.

  • Red Cross to honor 13 for heroismMar 25, 2014 12:00 AM
    Four northern Cook County residents, including a 9-year-old with cancer and a firefighter from the Arlington Heights Fire Department, are among 13 people who will be honored for acts of heroism at the annual American Red Cross Heroes Breakfast event April 30.

  • More than $110,000 raised for United Way at leadership eventMar 25, 2014 12:00 AM
    More than 100 Lake County business and community partners gathered for United Way of Lake County’s exclusive Premier Leadership Event at Halas Hall, raising over $110,000 for United Way’s work in preparing children to succeed in a changing world.

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