On April 21st, 2017, Share a Smile Chicago, hosted another very successful annual gala and fundraiser! The event took place at the 9600 Turnberry Trail, Village of Lakewood, IL.
We are humbled by the overwhelming support by the Indian community of Greater Chicago; which has enabled us to not only raise funds to support our various ‘senior’ endeavors, but to also spread further awareness about our cause! Our primary beneficiary is a senior home on the outskirts of Delhi called Sukhdham.
The executive team of the Barrington chapter and the satellite team of the Naperville chapter, worked together to make this fundraiser a big success! There were over 200 attendees!
The evening started with Shreepad Dave playing Indian tunes on the piano during a delectable dinner catered by Rahul Saigal of Cuisine of India. To compliment the dinner, there were sweet and savory cocktails concocted by Aashima Dogra and prepared by Turnberry Club!
We started our program with a diya lighting ceremony by our seniors to a shabad sung by Seema Singh. That was followed by a slide show highlighting SASC’s various causes and endeavors. The MC for the evening Dr Khaira, then introduced our president Vandana Walia. After a short welcome speech, Vandana introduced Sushma Bhanot, the founder of SASC, the executive team and the members of the Naperville chapter.
The entertainment for the evening was NYNY Dueling pianists. They started their dueling with a very successful live basket auction for Share a Smile Chicago. And the grand winner of the 50/50 raffle was Pooja Chatterjee! And then it was an hour and a half of music by NYNY Dueling Pianos, and singing and dancing by all those there!
Thank you Chicago for your support! Your generosity will make a difference in the lives of all the seniors we serve! We look forward to an exciting year of serving and sharing smiles!