Monday, October 20, 2008

India Measles Fundraiser

What are you doing this Thursday night? Do you already have plans with friends to go out downtown? Have you been thinking about helping out others lately? Well, we have a perfect opportunity for you to do both.

Come support the American Red Cross of Greater Chicago’s India Measles Fundraiser this Thursday, October 23, at McFadden’s. McFadden’s is located at 1206 N. State Parkway, near the intersection of Division and State. The tickets are $25 in advance, $30 at the door and includes open bar and appetizers from 7 to 9 p.m. All proceeds go to measles vaccinations in India. Each dollar donated saves one life!

Why measles you wonder? Measles is the leading cause of death among children under 5 years of age in developing countries. Sixty percent of children who die from measles worldwide live in India, and 440 children die of measles each day. The Measles Initiative is a partnership the Red Cross has with other organizations to reduce measles worldwide. Locally, the American Red Cross Greater Chicago chapter has decided to head up their own fundraiser since Chicago has one of the largest Indian-American communities in the United States.

Visit to learn more and purchase your tickets.

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