- $45 for admission for one to the third-annual Blue and White event on Thursday, March 5, at 7 p.m. ($60 value)
The Blue and White event takes place at John Barleycorn River North from 7–10:30 p.m. From 7–9, guests can enjoy drinks from the open bar as well as an appetizer buffet sponsored by Union Sushi and Protein Bar while interacting with the Imerman Angels’ inspiring supporters and learning about volunteer opportunities. Guests can also purchase raffle tickets for a series of drawings from 9–10 p.m. that feature sports packages, spa gifts, hotel stays, and other luxury items.
No one should have to fight cancer alone. That's the foundational belief of Imerman Angels, a Chicago-based, non-profit organization that partners current cancer patients with cancer survivors. At age 26, the organization's founder, Jonny Imerman, was diagnosed with testicular cancer. Though he had a lot of support from his family, friends, and a shadow that never left his side, Jonny found that he wanted to talk to someone just like him—someone who understood the experience, and someone who had beaten it.
With that in mind, Jonny founded Imerman Angels in 2003. Through a meticulous screening and matching process, Imerman Angels partners anyone seeking cancer support with a "Mentor Angel" who is the same age and gender, and who faced the same type of cancer. The organization's services are absolutely free, and they're powered by a growing number of events throughout the year, including annual parties, performances, seminars, 5Ks, and more.