Hope, Heal, Grow Gala

Hope, Heal, Grow Gala

Sat, April 1, 20176:00 PM - 11:00 PM

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Please join us for our Annual Hope, Heal, Grow, Gala on Saturday, April 1st to raise funds for the Children's Advocacy Center of North and Northwest Cook County! For the fourth year, the gala will be held at Medinah Country Club starting at 6:00 p.m. Thermos has generously agreed to be the presenting sponsor for this important event. Dinner, dancing, silent and live auctions and other activities will be happening throughout the evening. 

Special Guest, Matthew Sandusky brought to you by

CAC is excited to welcome the special guest for the evening, Matthew Sandusky. Matthew Sandusky was a victim of childhood sexual abuse from the age of 8 to 17 at the hands of his adopted father, Jerry Sandusky. Matthew is working to turn his traumatic personal experience into a mechanism to help prevent childhood sexual abuse and help other survivors heal. He raises awareness around child sexual abuse in local communities and supports the life-saving work of children’s advocacy centers.


CAC is delighted that Eddie and Terri Cisneros will be chairing the event! Since moving to the area in 2013, Eddie and Terri have become increasingly involved in the community.  Eddie joined the CAC Board of Directors in February of 2016. They attended the gala in 2016 and were impressed by the passion for the CAC in the room, as well as the importance of the tough work that the agency does for the community. Eddie and Terri are honored to be co-chairing the gala.

CAC serves as the leading resource to empower and heal the abused child and prevent violence against children. Each year, CAC helps over 800 children and families who have been victims of abuse and violence. CAC’s goal is always to minimize trauma and maximize the opportunity for healing to begin through free therapy and support services. 

CAC can only achieve its goals with the assistance of generous donations from members our communities. Your participation and support will make a positive difference in the lives of the children and families CAC serves. 

Individual tickets and ad sponsorship can be purchased by clicking below. If you would like to discuss becoming a table sponsor for the gala, please contact Simone Wheeler at swheeler@cachelps.org. 

Thank you and we look forward to seeing you on April 1st!

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 Thank you to our Presenting Angel Sponsor:

Thank you to our Platinum Angel Sponsors 


Thank you to our Gold Angel Sponsors