CHICAGO, May 3, 2013 – The 3rd Annual Michelle Radke Benefit in support of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals (CMNH) and Lurie Children’s Hospital in Chicago will be held from 12:30 to 6 p.m. on May 19 in the Austin’s Fuel Room, 481 Peterson Road, Libertyville, Ill.
Music always plays a big role in the event, and this year three top flight local bands are donating their performances to the cause. They are the Michael Lescher Band, the Suburban Cowboys and the Buckley Road Band. Tickets to the event are $10 each and can be purchased online at www.3rdannualmichelleradkebenefit.eventbrite.com or at the door. Along with great music, there will be a silent auction and a raffle where tickets cost $1 each and an array of outstanding prizes can be won, including gift certificates to health clubs, restaurants, a skating rink and much more.
The benefit is a highly personal effort by Donna Radke and her daughter, Jennifer Radke, to honor the memory of Michelle, Donna’s daughter and Jennifer’s sister, whose untimely death at 29 resulted from complications of diabetes, which was first diagnosed when she was 2 years old. Michelle was treated at Milwaukee Children’s Hospital for many years.
“When Michelle was a child dealing with that disease, we came to understand the role that CMNH plays in making sure that many families with sick or injured children don’t have to face those difficulties alone,” said Donna Radke, who is the managing broker of RE/MAX Center in Grayslake, Ill., where Jennifer also works as a broker associate.
The two earlier editions of the Michelle Radke Benefit, which Donna and Jennifer organized on their own, have raised nearly $12,000 for Lurie Children’s Hospital.
All funds raised at the event will benefit Lurie Children’s Hospital.
The following is the tentative music schedule for the event:
12:30 p.m. – doors open
1 to 2 p.m. – Michael Lescher Band
2:30 to 3:30 p.m. – Buckley Road Band
4 to 5 p.m. – Suburban Cowboys
RE/MAX is the exclusive real estate sponsor of CMNH, an organization that provides funds to more than 170 children’s hospitals in the United States and Canada. Nearly all funds raised by RE/MAX in the Chicago area benefit Lurie Children’s Hospital. Last year RE/MAX associates contributed $129,000 to the hospital.
RE/MAX has been the leader in the northern Illinois real estate market since 1989. The RE/MAX Northern Illinois network, with headquarters in Elgin, Ill., consists of 2,000 sales associates and 100 individually owned and operated RE/MAX offices that provide a full range of residential and commercial brokerage services. Its www.illinoisproperty.com and www.remax.com websites are leaders in consumer visits among real estate franchise brands. The northern Illinois network is part of RE/MAX LLC, a global real estate organization with 89,000 sales associates in 90+ nations. The RE/MAX organization has been recognized for numerous industry honors for excellence, and its Associates continue to lead the industry in professional designations, experience and production. Nobody in the world sells more real estate than RE/MAX. RE/MAX is the official real estate partner of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and the national sponsor of Susan G. Komen for the Cure®.