Mark your calendar: May 17 event benefits the Plainfield organization.
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Friday, March 8, 2013
Guinness, Diageo, CITY Beverage and Durbin’s will sponsor March 14 event in Plainfield.
A Plainfield business will celebrate St. Patrick’s Day early with an event to benefit local firefighters at Durbin’s of Plainfield, 16031 S. Lincoln Highway. Premium beverage company Diageo and Guinness have teamed up with the Denis Leary Firefighters Foundation to give back to firefighters across the country. “We’ve taken it to another level and made it local,” said Dave Dwyer, a representative of Guinness brands for CITY Beverage Illinois, which has partnered with Diageo and Durbin’s to bring the program to Plainfield. The Route 30 restaurant will host a benefit for the Leary foundation starting at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 14, with all proceeds going to the Plainfield Fire Protection District. Durbin’s will offer drink specials, plus an …
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
A Dec. 15 benefit is scheduled for 19-year-old Sarah Wielgos.
Nineteen-year-old Sarah Wielgos plans to spend her career taking care of people. But first, friends hope the community will rally around the Plainfield teen, who was diagnosed with leukemia just as she began her sophomore year as a nursing student at St. Louis University. Supporters have launched the “100 Days for Sarah” campaign in an effort to help offset costs for the teen and her family after Sarah undergoes a bone marrow transplant at Loyola University Hospital later this month. Her little sister, eighth-grader Mary Wielgos, will be Sarah’s bone marrow donor. “For 100 days after [the transplant], she’s required to live within a four-mile radius of the hospital,” event organizer Greg Rodriguez said. “You’re almost kind of in isolation…
Friday, August 3, 2012
Dodge, duck, dip, dive and dodge to help a District 202 student.
At just 13 years old — he’ll be 14 on Aug. 19 — Joseph Beilke is a fighter. The Joliet teen, who attends Timber Ridge Middle School in the Plainfield School District, has battled neutropenia since he was 17 months old. The disease causes abnormally low white blood cell counts, weakening the immune system. In December 2011, Joseph and and his family were hit with another whammy. The teen was diagnosed with myelodysplastic syndrome, known as “preleukemia,” which prevents the bone marrow from making enough blood cells and can leady to leukemia. After undergoing a bone marrow transplant in May, the soon-to-be eighth grader is doing OK, according to dad Jason Beilke. “His [blood cell] counts are holding pretty steady now,” Jason said. “His …
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Fundraiser scheduled for 5 to 11 p.m. June 2 at Katie O’Connor’s in Plainfield.
Friends are stepping up to help a Plainfield 2-year-old in the fight against a debilitating brain tumor. Stacie Flanagan said a benefit is in the works for Alexandria Stojanov, who was diagnosed with juvenile pilocytic astrocytoma, a rare type of brain tumor, when she was just 10 months old. While the tumor isn’t cancerous, its position near the optic nerve and pituitary gland has limited the toddler’s mobility and affected her vision and hearing, Flanagan said. “She’s had almost a dozen surgeries and nine months of chemo on and off,” said Flanagan, a friend of Alexandria’s mom, Valerie Stojanov. “The biggest blow recently is that she’s had two different strokes recently because of where the tumor is … This poor little baby has been …
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
The May 26 event will start at 8 a.m. in Settlers' Park and is being sponsored by Operation Welcome You Home.
Participants and sponsors are being sought for a Plainfield 5K run/race/walk that will benefit the Wounded Warriers Project. The event will be held May 26 at 8 a.m. at Settlers' Park, and is being conducted by Operation Welcome You Home. The Wounded Warrior Project raises awareness and enlists the public's aid for support the needs of injured service members, help injured service members assist each other and provide programs and services to meet the needs of injured service members. Operation Welcome You Home conducts ceremonies to welcome the return of armed service members to their communities following deployments to combat zones such as Iraq or Afghanistan. Visiting Angels of Plainfield, which is assisting in the planning, publicity…
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
The organization provides financial, family counseling services.
The Community Service Council of Northern Will County will host a Valentine’s Day-themed brunch benefit and auction next month. The “Let Your Love Shine” brunch is slated for 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 12, at the Sarah and Joseph Levy Center, 241 Canterbury Ln., Bolingbrook. The event will include brunch, raffle items and live auctions, with proceeds benefitting the CSC. The organization serves Romeoville, Bolingbrook, Plainfield, Lemont, Lockport and Naperville. Formed in 1973, the CSC provides housing and financial counseling, offering foreclosure prevention services for struggling homeowners, as well as resources for first-time buyers. CSC counselors also offer assistance with family issues, parent-child conflicts, marital problems…
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
A mix of goods -- from used items to crafts to foods and cosmetics -- will be sold at the outdoor fair.
Who doesn’t love a good bargain? And when a market also benefits the community, there’s a double dose of feeling good. Friends of the Plainfield Public Library will host the second annual Friends Flea Market from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, rain or shine, in the parking lot north of the library, 15025 S. Illinois St., Plainfield. The market will be much larger than last year’s inaugural event and includes more than 20 vendors, from garage sale-type merchants and crafters to consultants from companies such as Homemade Gourmet and Mary Kay Cosmetics. Ornamental garden designs, candles, handmade greeting cards, jewelry, artwork and books are among the items for sale. A massage therapist and tarot card reader also will be on hand. …
Monday, March 7, 2011
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