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Concern Worldwide’s Thanks-for-Giving Ball At Hard Rock Hotel Chicago

A group of young professionals in Chicago are passionate and concerned about global issues such as extreme poverty, HIV/AIDS, hunger and lack of access of education.

Concern Worldwide

(Photo Credit: Concern Worldwide)

With the goal of fundraising for people who are living these struggles daily, the nonprofit organization Concern Worldwide will hold its annual Thanks-for-giving Ball on Saturday, November 10 from 8 p.m. to midnight at the stylish Hard Rock Hotel in the heart of downtown Chicago.

Kick off your 2012 holiday season by giving back to people in need around the globe by attending this much-anticipated  social event. This year’s Thanks-for-giving Ball is hosted by the Concern Leadership Network, a group of committed volunteers who support Concern’s charitable mission by planning social activities throughout the year.

There are approximately 175 exclusive tickets available for this black-tie optional event. Guests will enjoy an evening of dancing, music, delicious food and open bar, which has been generously donated by Diageo and Goose Island. In addition, guests will also have the chance to participate in a silent auction with great prizes, including two passes to WXRT’s private concert series.

Concern Worldwide

(Photo Credit: Concern Worldwide)

Proceeds from the 2012 Thanks-for-giving Ball will support Concern’s global programs that need immediate assistance. Working in partnership with local communities Concern enables communities to manage and sustain their own development.

WHEN: Saturday, November 10, 2012 from 8 p.m.-midnight

WHERE:
Hard Rock Hotel
230 N. Michigan Avenue,
Chicago, IL 60601
Ph. 312-345-1000

TICKETS: Early-bird ticket purchased by October 20 is $110
General admission ticket is $125
Purchase your tickets here.

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