Thursday, May 16, 2013
The fundraiser will be held from noon to 4p.m. on Sunday at Mongo McMichael's restaurant in Romeoville.
A fundraiser for long-time Romeoville resident Rich Fredericks will be held Sunday at Mongo McMichael's in Romeoville. Fredericks started his battle with lung cancer on Jan. 24 and has since spent more days in the hospital than home since then. He and wife, Karen, have three children and two grandchildren. He has been a resident of Romeoville for more than 30 years. Fredericks served on the Romeoville Fire Department for eight years and is a volunteer of Romeoville EMA. He was also a coach for AYSO soccer for 14 years and was involved with the Boy Scouts for nine years. The fundraiser will be held from noon to 4 p.m. Tickets are $10 per person or $25 for a family of four. Tickets include food, not beverages. Enjoy food, a 50/50 raffle, …
Sunday, April 14, 2013
Event is set for Sunday, April 21, in Bolingbrook.
Fourteen-year-old Joseph Beilke is a fighter. The Joliet teen, who attends Timber Ridge Middle School in the Plainfield School District, has battled neutropenia since he was 17 months old. The disease causes abnormally low white blood cell counts, weakening the immune system. Related: 'Dodge for Joseph' Event Benefits Local Teen In December 2011, Joseph and and his family were hit with another whammy. The teen was diagnosed with myelodysplastic syndrome, known as “preleukemia,” which prevents the bone marrow from making enough blood cells and can leady to leukemia. The eighth-grader also had a bone marrow transplant last April. A hockey fundraiser, Breakaway for Beilke, is scheduled for 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday, April 21, at Rocket Ice Arena, …
Sunday, March 24, 2013
'Lights! Camera! Action!' set for April 20 at the Philip Lynch Theatre.
Regional CARE Association will be hosting its annual spring fundraiser, “Lights! Camera! Auction!” on Saturday, April 20 at Lewis University in Romeoville. A benefit performance of The Beaux’ Stratagem will be given by the Philip Lynch Theatre and a complimentary dessert bar will be available. Doors will open at 3:15 pm with the performance starting at 4:00 pm. Tickets are $15 and can be reserved on-line or by calling the agency. A silent auction will be the main focus of the event with offerings including restaurant and hotel certificates, professional sporting event and theatre tickets, golf passes, gift baskets appealing to outdoor enthusiasts, children, and those looking to pamper themselves, and a Chicago Blackhawks team-…
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
All proceeds go to the Veterans Commission Student Scholarship Fund.
The Romeoville Veterans Commission will host a pancake breakfast fundraiser from 8 to 11 a.m. Sunday, April 14, at the Romeoville Recreation Center, 900 W. Romeo Rd. Cost is $5 for adults, $3 for kids ages 3 to 12 and free for kids ages 2 and younger. Tickets will be available at the door, and proceeds benefit the Veterans Commission Student Scholarship fund. Each year, the fund provides one scholarship to a high school ROTC student and one to a high school student who is a child of a veteran. To make a donation to the fun, call Colleen Palmer at the Romeoville Recreation Department at 815-886-6222. Related: Veterans Commission Creates Scholarship Fund
Friday, February 15, 2013
Images Salon in Joliet is holding the fundraiser for the families of Eric Glover and Terrance Rankins, who were killed by four people who allegedly partied after their deaths.
A month ago, the city of Joliet bore witness to a crime so gruesome that the Joliet Police Chief called it the worst thing he had seen in his career. "I think you need to know this is one of the most brutal, heinous, really upsetting things that (I've seen) in 27 years of law enforcement," local police chief Mike Trafton said in a story on Jan. 12. Eric Glover and Terrance Rankins were killed in January. Four people were arrested and indicted in the killings. For the families of Glover and Rankins, the tragedy of losing a loved one to senseless violence in a gruesome crime was only the begining of a struggle. Mourning a loved one is bad enough. Being unable to pay for his funeral is even worse. Yet that is exactly what the families faced …
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Two Joliet sponsors providing food and T-shirts for a Dec. 15 benefit to help raise money for costs not covered by 19-year-old Sarah Wielgos' insurance.
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Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Nineteen-year-old Sarah Wielgos plans to spend her career taking care of people. But first, friends hope the community will rally around the Plainfield teen, who was diagnosed with leukemia just as she began her sophomore year as a nursing student at St. Louis University. Supporters have launched the “100 Days for Sarah” campaign in an effort to help offset costs for the teen and her family after Sarah undergoes a bone marrow transplant at Loyola University Medical Center later this month. Her little sister, eighth-grader Mary Wielgos, will be Sarah’s bone marrow donor. “For 100 days after [the transplant], she’s required to live within a four-mile radius of the hospital,” event organizer Greg Rodriguez said. “You’re almost kind of in …
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
If you can get your hands on a coupon, the store will give you a free sub for a minimum contribution of $1 now through Sunday.
For those of you wondering when the day would ever arrive, Romeoville's new Jersey Mike's Subs restaurant on Weber Road opens today. As part of its grand opening, owner Raj Patel is holding a fundraiser to benefit the Romeoville High School Booster program. The store is mailing and circulating 17,000 coupons that guarantee the holder a free sub for a minimum $1 contribution to the school now through Nov. 11. Jersey Mike’s Subs is a chain of fast-food restaurants that got its start on the Jersey Shore in 1956. They're known for topping their sandwiches with a signature blend of olive oil, red wine vinegar and spices. In addition to the 412 S. Weber store, Patel also owns Jersey Mike shops in Bolingbrook, Oswego, Lombard and Glen Ellyn. “In …
Monday, October 22, 2012
Twenty percent from every order placed between 10 a.m. and 2 a.m. Oct. 26 will go to the Shepherd's Food Pantry.
A Shepherd’s Food Pantry FUNdraiser will be held Oct. 26 at Mongo McMichael’s restaurant and bar in Romeoville. The restaurant, located at 1101 N. Independence Blvd., will donate 20 percent of every eat-in and carry-out order between 10 a.m. and 2 a.m. on that day. Diners will also have a chance to meet owner Steve McMichael, a former member of the Chicago Bears who played on the 1985 Super Bowl team. To participate, present a FUNdraiser flier to the server when placing an order. Fliers are available at Mongo McMichael’s. Shepherd’s Food Pantry is a ministry of Good Shepherd Church and United Presbyterian Church of Romeoville. Located at United Presbyterian Church, 2 Belmont Drive in Romeoville, the pantry is open 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. on the…
Sunday, August 5, 2012
The funds will go to the Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network walk in support of Team Kameron.
The following press release was issued by the K.I.D.S. organization: K.I.D.S (Kids Into Donating & Serving) will hold a toy sale for new and gently used toys Aug. 25 to raise money for the Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network walk for food allergy in support of Team Kameron. The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Romeoville Recreation Center, 900 W. Romeo Road, Romeoville. Kameron was diagnosed with allergies to peanuts, tree nuts, milk, wheat, soy, and eggs when he was 18 months old. Today, Kameron is 5 and he has outgrown his allergies to wheat and soy. As many as 15 million Americans, including approximately 6 million children are affected by food allergies. If you would like to donate and cannot attend the event, please …
Thursday, July 26, 2012
The Aug. 10 golf outing will help Missy Zolecki host conference on Fragile X syndrome, the only genetic link to autism and the leading cause of inherited mental impairment.
Most people have never heard of Fragile X syndrome. But Missy Zolecki discovered she was a carrier for the genetic disorder before she even became a mother. In 1997, Zolecki learned a relative’s child had been diagnosed with the syndrome, which causes autistic-like behaviors, along with speech, motor and cognitive delays. Tests confirmed Zolecki was a carrier for the syndrome, a mental impairment caused by a mutated X chromosome that appears fragile or disjointed under a microscope. Despite medical intervention aimed at lowering the risk of having children with the disorder, Zolecki and her husband received news shortly after son Matt's birth that he was postive for Fragile X syndrome. “We got called when he was 12 days old and told that…