The second annual Bandstand Benefit, sponsored by Insight Behavioral Health Centers, is just a couple of weeks away! Be sure to join us at 7 p.m. July 25 at the Lincoln Tap Room, 3010 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago, for a night of music, dance, and comedy. The theme “Recovery Rocks” celebrates how amazing life is in recovery from an eating disorder. Too often, eating disorders can numb individuals and take over their lives so there’s no room for creativity, and the Bandstand Benefit was designed to showcase the outstanding abilities of people who have rediscovered their gifts in recovery.
“When people struggle with eating disorders, they often lose so many pieces of their life, including hobbies and outside interests,” said Laura Discipio, executive director of ANAD. “One aspect of recovery is reclaiming the creative part of their identity. The Bandstand Benefit is a unique opportunity to enjoy all of this talent in one place.”
Tickets are $15 at the door. You can RSVP and find more information on Facebook.
Generous donations from the following organizations will be up for raffle and auction:
Alex and Ani, Arcada Theatre, Avon, Benihana, Bob Chinn’s Crabhouse, Brookfield Zoo, Chicago Bears, Chicago Botanic Garden, Chicago Bulls, Chicago Children’s Theatre, Chicago Cubs, Chicago Marriott Naperville, Chicago Sky, Chicago Wolves, Comedy Sportz Theatre, Cooper’s Hawk Winery, East Bank Club, Elate Salon, Eli’s Cheesecake, Fannie May, Frost Gelato, Giordano’s, Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood Palms, iFly, It’s a Bling Thing, Jeans and a Cute Top Shop, Kane County Cougars, Kernel’s Gourmet Popcorn, Lake Geneva Canopy Tours, Little Luxuries, Lou Malnati’s, Lucky Strike, Maggiano’s, Marc Jacobs, Mercadito Hospitality, Milk Handmade, Miz Mooz @ Kicks Shoes, Morton Arboretum, Museum of Science and Industry, Music Box Theatre, Naperville Running Co., Otterbox, The Peace School, Porchlight Theatre, Q BBQ, Raging Waves Waterpark, Second City, Shedd Aquarium, Skyzone, Timeline Theatre Company.
All proceeds will benefit ANAD’s mission of advocating for the development of healthy attitudes, bodies, and behaviors. ANAD promotes eating disorder awareness, prevention, and recovery through supporting, educating, and connecting individuals, families, and professionals. ANAD’s school outreach program has helped educators address eating disorders as well as empowered students with knowledge about body image and wellness.