Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Unite 4 Haiti at LaSalle Power Co.

Haiti still needs our help, and this week is your chance to raise money for a good cause while having a good time. Head to Unite 4 Haiti: One City. One Promotion. United for Haiti, benefiting Doctors Without Borders, 6 p.m. - 10 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 4 at LaSalle Power Co. (500 N. LaSalle St., Chicago; 312-661-1122).

With a $20 donation at the door, enjoy live music by: DJ Billy the Kid, DJ Dante the Don, DJ Matt Roan, DJ Rock City, DJ Jordan V, and DJ Alex Rage, including live performances by Chicago's own The RichKiddz, Platinum Events' "Platinum Crue" Dance Troupe, and more.

The hosted bar by Dragon Bleu Vodka and Bottle Green Cordial, with cocktails mixed by guest bartenders: D.C. Crenshaw, host of "Game Time Dine," Natalie Getz, ABC's "The Bachelor," Ginger Zee, Weather Anchor for NBC 5 Chicago, Ryan Chiaverini, Sports Reporter/Anchor for ABC 7 Chicago, Jason Erkes, Chicago Sport & Social, and Justin Jacobson, Platinum Events.

NBC 5 Chicago's Natalie Martinez emcees the event, with complimentary hors d'oeuvres provided Centered Chef, SRO Catering and Big Delicious Planet and cocktails included in the admission price.

Unite 4 Haiti is selling 45 tables and fewer than half of those ramind. Table cost is $250, which includes entry for up to 6 guests and 1 bottle of Dragon Bleu Vodka and mixers. For table reservations, contact Justin at Platinumevents@me.com.

The event also features an SMS Silent Auction of goodies donated from Garrett Popcorn, Jake Melnick's, Atlast CrossFit, Halo for Men, Bonnie & Clyde's, Berry Chill, Windy City Social, AD Edwards, ChicagoPhotoShop.com and LA Fitness. Memento Photobooth provides a photobooth for the event to document the occassion.

Doctors Without Borders i the largest non-government organization operating in Haiti, most recently operating three emergency hospitals in Port-au-Prince. Their immediate response in the first hours following the disaster in Haiti was only possible because of private unrestricted donations from around the world received before the earthquake struck. For more information or to donate online, visit http://doctorswithoutborders.org/.

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