Rebecca Taras, NBC Chicago Street Team
Being an adult means dealing with whatever life dishes out at you in as optimistic and responsible way as possible (with an occasional pity party at the local watering hole). But when you’re a kid faced with crises such as death or divorce, ways of knowing how to cope may seem less obvious.
On Wednesday, Rainbows Children’s Charity gives you a reason to visit Rockit Bar and Grill other than to drown in your own sorrows. The organization will hold its inaugural fundraiser at the River North restaurant to launch their Young Professionals Board.
“I’m thrilled and humbled by the efforts of Chicago’s young professionals. In just one month, the group has made astounding progress, which is a testament to their compassion and support,” said Suzy Yehl Marta, founder and CEO of Rainbows. “This group started with five young professionals and it quickly grew to 14 and counting. I’m looking forward to seeing this group flourish in the near future.”
Rainbows realizes that hard economic times are adversely affecting charities across the country, but if you already plan to be out and about Wednesday night, you might as well shell out 25 bucks at this event and help out someone less fortunate than your growling stomach.
Plus, you’ll get wine, beer and appetizers and of course, contribute to that pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. RSVP is preferred but not mandatory. Visit www.events.org/rockit for ticket information.