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First Look for Charity to sparkle Feb. 11

November 10, 2010
 A redesigned 2010 Chevrolet Equinox—a great-looking compact crossover that delivers a best-in-segment EPA-estimated 32 mpg—is just $225 away for someone who attends this year’s First Look for Charity.

But everyone who attends will feel like a winner. The black-tie gala on Feb. 11, held the evening before the Chicago Auto Show opens its 10-day public run, directly benefits 18 important Chicago area charities. Last year, the event raised more nearly $2 million.

First Look for Charity, now in its 19th year, is a unique and elegant way to peruse the nation’s largest auto show before the throngs enter with their elbows aflyin’.

About 8,000 people are expected to attend First Look for Charity, a fraction compared to an average daily attendance during the show’s public days. First Look attendees are treated to a wide variety of hors d’oeuvres; champagne, wine, beer and soft drinks.

Tickets are $225 each and can be ordered at or by calling (708) 237-6444. For corporate packages, call the CATA’s Erik Higgins at (630) 424-6008.

Purchasers can designate their ticket proceeds to benefit any or all of the participating charities. Benefiting charities this year include Advocate Hope Children’s Hospital; Autism Speaks; Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago; Campagna Academy; and Cancer Health Alliance of Metropolitan Chicago.

Also, Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago; Catholic Charities, Diocese of Joliet; Children’s Memorial Hospital; Clearbrook; Evans Scholars Foundation; Franciscan Community Benefit Services; and Ray Graham Association for People with Disabilities.

And, Misericordia Heart of Mercy; Respiratory Health Association of Metropolitan Chicago; Spina Bifida Association of Illinois; St. Coletta’s of Illinois Foundation; St. James Hospital & Health Centers; and the Jesse White Tumbling Team.

The Equinox is compliments of Chicagoland & Northwest Indiana Chevy dealers. Vehicle winner must be present.