Nothing says Chicago like ‘Da Bears,’ and CD & ME is
proud to host a benefit concert on Saturday, August 2, organized by Dan and
Gina Hampton’s charity, Par Fore the Cause, assisted by Dave Los of Jox Rox
Chicago, and featuring former Chicago Bear Dan Hampton’s band, Chicago 6.
The beneficiary of the concert will be The Healing Curve, a
charity founded by Dr. Gary Motykie, who donates his services to provide
reconstructive surgery for breast cancer survivors, war veterans, car accident
victims and children born with birth defects. Dr. Motykie was inspired to start
The Healing Curve after a flood of heart-wrenching fan mail responses to
Dr. 90210, his hit show on E!, where he provided reconstructive surgery
for women who had beaten cancer but whose
bodies were devastated by the mastectomies that saved them.
“I am thrilled to be doing this concert for them,” said Gina
Hampton, president of Par Fore the Cause. “Dr. Motykie is originally from
Chicago, and he has a heart of gold. We’re basically raising the funds for the
anesthesiologists and the office staff. Dr. Motykie donates all of his time.”
Doors open at 1 p.m. and tickets provide for a day of
entertainment. Bands include The Shed/341, 7th Heaven and Chicago 6
(composed of former Bears Dan Hampton, Steve McMichael and Otis Wilson, along
with Eddie Kammerer, Matt Kammerer and John McFarland). Former Survivor front
man Jim Peterik will close out the event with his band, The Ides of March.
In addition to the nonstop musical entertainment,
International Redkin Artist Leah Freeman of The Fuse in Manteno will be on hand
with other Redkin staff at a Blow Dry Bar for complimentary blow outs. Each
ticket holder will also receive free travel size samples of Redkin products
with VIP ticket holders receiving full size product samples. Redkin’s own
Charlie Kennedy will be flying in to Chicago to emcee the entire benefit.
“He is amazing, fun, witty and gets the crowd going,” said
Food vendors include The Chicago Pizza Boss, The Windy City
Patty Wagon, The Calle Wagon and The Husky Hog, along with a cash bar.
Premier sports memorabilia and autographed guitars will be a
few of the featured items in the live and silent auctions. Gina Hampton also
reports that if the event meets the fundraising goal during the evening, her
husband Dan will take the seat of honor in the dunk tank. Par Fore the Cause
thanks Title Event Sponsor Rich Galgano of Windy City Wire along with all the
other sponsors and donors who are helping make this event happen. Corporate
sponsorships are still available. Contact Hampton at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tickets range from $15 general admission to $275 all
inclusive VIP seating with Meet and Greet option. All tickets can be bought
online at cdandme.com or at the box office, 23320 S. LaGrange Road in
Frankfort. Doors open at 1:00 p.m. For more information, visit cdandme.com or