Members of the 2010 Team: Jim Rinnert, Walter Stearns, Jenn Kincaid, Mike Checuga, Eugene Dizon, Willa Taylor, Saints Volunteer and Marcie McVay
Each year, the AIDS Foundation selects a limited number of organizations as partners in the AIDS Run & Walk Chicago. We are delighted to announce that Season of Concern was selected this year as one of 32 Chicago area organizations that will participate in the CommunityDirect partnership program. Season of Concern has been given the opportunity to raise funds to advance its mission at this year’s AIDS Run & Walk Chicago on Sunday, September 14 at Arvey Field in Grant Park.
Please join the Season of Concern Team. Ninety per cent of the funds raised by our team will be returned to support SOC programs including our support of AIDS organizations providing direct care to individuals living with HIV/AIDS as well as our support of The Actors Fund and the Biscotto Miller Fund which each assist members of the theatre community impacted by HIV/AIDS and other catastrophic illness or injury. Since 1988 when Season of Concern was founded at the height of the AIDS epidemic, over $2.5 million has been raised to provide support for our community.
Join the team by registering here. Look for the Season of Concern Team. Registration is $30 for walkers and $40 for runners. Together we will work together and walk together to support our community. Join today to help us take advantage of this opportunity. There is no limit on what we can do together.
|THE LAST 15 YEARS: A BENEFIT FOR SEASON OF CONCERN||SEASON OF CONCERN'S FAREWELL TO STEPHEN||TIMELINE THEATRE'S THE NORMAL HEART RAISES $35,607.91 FOR SOC!||BOHO'S "SPIDER WOMAN" COLLECTS $1,221 FOR SoC!!|
THE LAST 15 YEARS: A BENEFIT FOR SEASON OF CONCERN
It’s a celebration of the last 15 years of Season of Concern Benefits! We have prided ourselves on not doing many repeats of songs we’ve performed previously, but this year it’s the opposite: all of our songs are reprises!
Featuring the talents of: Kim Borland, Karen Bronson, Tony Calzaretta, Terry Foster-Hulbert, Mark Mavetz, Elizabeth Mora (3:00pm only), Douglas Orlyk, Stephen Rader, Debbie Roberts, Lori Skubich, Brian Streem.
Suggested donation is $20. Wine, soda and munchies are included in your donation.
Reservations are strongly recommended. Call 630-399-4127 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. When making a reservation, be sure to include your name, number, how many seats you’d like and whether you are coming to the 3:00pm or 7:30pm show.
Performances are at Village Theatre Guild, 3S020 Park Blvd., Glen Ellyn, IL 60137 (corner of Park and Butterfield)
Saturday, August 16 at 3:00pm and 7:30pm
SEASON OF CONCERN'S FAREWELL TO STEPHEN
On January 31, 2014, Season of Concern's Executive Director Stephen Rader stepped down after more than nine years of service. We are most grateful to Stephen for his efforts during his years with Season of Concern. Stephen led the Board of Directors through a transition of Season of Concern’s mission. We became not only an AIDS-centered assistance organization but began to include assistance for members of Chicago-area theatre industry facing life threatening illness, injury, and emergencies. Other initiatives conceived during Stephen’s tenure include the expansion of the Larry Sloan Awards to honor members of the community who have selflessly served the mission of Season of Concern; the 2012 and 2013 Season of Carols CDs, produced by Eugene Dizon and Cory Goodrich; Karen Bronson’s annual cabaret; and numerous fundraising events in the Chicagoland area. One of 2013s most successful Season of Concern audience collections was from the cast and crew of Timeline Theatre Company’s critically acclaimed production of The Normal Heart, in which the role of Mickey Marcus was played by Stephen Rader.
Cree Rankin, President of Season of Concern said, “We wish Stephen well in his future endeavors and thank him for his many contributions to the organization.” Rankin continued, “The Board of Directors is embarking on a strategic planning process and has no immediate plans to hire an Executive Director.”
TIMELINE THEATRE'S THE NORMAL HEART RAISES $35,607.91 FOR SOC!
An exceptional thanks to the cast & crew of "The Normal Heart" at TimeLine Theatre. They graciously collected audience donations during their run and collected a record breaking $35,607.91 for SoC!
Thank you to everyone involved with TimeLine Theatre for this incredible donation and for their continued support of SoC!
BOHO'S "SPIDER WOMAN" COLLECTS $1,221 FOR SoC!
Many thanks to everyone involved with "Kiss of the Spider Woman" at Bohemian Theatre Ensemble. The cast and crew collected audience donations throughout their run at Theater Wit and raised $1,221 for SoC!
We are so grateful for this collection and for the support and generosity of all the artists working with Boho. Many thanks to the cast and crew, and special thanks to the production's stage manager, Meg Love, for her help with the collection.