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For Immediate Release For more information contact: Meredith Stadel (312) 251-7827 x 14 STARLIGHT CHILDREN’S FOUNDATION MIDWEST’S 23rd ANNUAL GALA HONORED CHICAGO BEARS CHARLES TILLMAN Chicago, IL (June 22, 2010) – On May 22 Starlight Children’s Foundation Midwest (Starlight) honored Chicago Bears Charles Tillman at their 23rd Annual Gala for his dedication and commitment to improving the lives of critically and chronically ill children. The night sparkled as over 250 guests came together to support Starlight. This year’s Gala raised an astounding $231,500 which will allow Starlight to continue to provide programming for seriously ill children and their families throughout the Midwest. The Gala began with a cocktail reception, hors d’oeuvres and a Silent Auction where guests bid on an assortment of one-of-a-kind opportunities including a scenic flight over the city where the highest bidder could take the controls during liftoff. Guests then made their way to the Ballroom to be greeted by the festive sounds of Entourage. An elegant dinner was served followed by the Live Auction where guests could bid on the opportunity to go to the movies with Charles Tillman. Also in attendance were four Starlight families who will be sure to remember the night forever. One of the Starlight children, Kira, described the night as “My best memory yet!” For more information about upcoming events, call Starlight Children’s Foundation Midwest at (312) 251-7827, ext. 14 or e-mail ### About Starlight Children’s Foundation Midwest: For more than 20 years, the Starlight Children’s Foundation Midwest has been dedicated to helping seriously ill children and their families cope with their pain, fear and isolation through entertainment, education and family activities in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan and Wisconsin. Starlight’s programs have been proven to distract children from their pain, help them better understand and manage their illnesses, and connect families facing similar challenges so that no one feels alone. Starlight Midwest provides ongoing support to children, parents and siblings in an array of outpatient, hospital-based and Web offerings. Starlight Midwest serves over 300,000 seriously ill children and their families each year. To learn more visit

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Starlight Gala Press Release  

This is a press release I wrote for Starlight Children's Foundation Midwest, a nonprofit serving 20,000 families of children with disabiliti...