Integrative Touch for Kids (ITK) Plans Cocktails for a Cause Event to Raise Money for Children and Families with Special Medical Needs
Guests will enjoy a night of cocktails, desserts, entertainment and fashion to support ITK’s Healing Retreat
CHICAGO – October 1, 2012 – Integrative Touch for Kids (ITK) (http://www.integrativetouch.org), a non-profit organization that aims to enhance the well-being of children with special medical needs and their families, today announced that it will host its annual fundraising event, Cocktails for a Cause, on Nov. 3 at the exclusive East Bank Club.
The event, which drew about 150 people last year and is ITK’s largest fundraising effort, will offer an unforgettable night of drinks, appetizers, desserts, dancing, fashion and a Top-Flight auction—all to raise money for ITK and its Healing Programs. These programs provide participating families with a range of integrative therapeutic services and coping skills, while helping communities remove the stigma of children’s disabilities or illnesses. This approach involves a number of cutting-edge holistic therapies and healthy-living concepts—from massage and meditation to organic cooking, occupational therapy and beyond.
The event auction and raffle will include vacation packages, exclusive events, jewelry, sports memorabilia and more. Entertainment will include a fashion and beauty extravaganza— with fine fashions from Shalini Styles and Lori's Shoes and hair and makeup by JStranD Hair and Beauty—and live music and dancing with Robbie Gold.
In addition to the night’s festivities, attendees will have a chance to meet families that have participated in ITK’s Healing Programs and hear their touching stories. A brief video will give attendees an inside look at the annual Healing Retreat in Tucson, Ariz., and the profound effect it has on the Chicago families that attend.
“ITK and our Healing Programs are about helping families cope with the day-to-day difficulties they face; but more importantly, it’s about celebrating the gifts these children have to offer, and helping the entire community see that.” says Shay Beider, M.P.H., L.M.T., founder and executive director of ITK. “Cocktails for a Cause is a wonderful event that helps make that possible—and we hope to make this year’s better than ever.”
To learn more about ITK and the Cocktails for a Cause event, contact James Schulman at or visit www.integrativetouch.org. Follow ITK on Facebook at www.facebook.com/HelpUsSoar.
About Integrative Touch for Kids
Integrative Touch for Kids (ITK) is a non-profit organization that that aims to enhance the well being of families of children with special medical needs—through a new wellness model and community involvement. ITK provides ongoing education and access to a range of therapeutic services that address mind, body and spirit to improve awareness and quality of life. ITK’s philosophy—whole child, whole family, whole community—recognizes that when a child has special needs, a family has special needs; by involving the local community, ITK aims to form networks of support and diminish the social isolation these families often feel. Visit www.integrativetouch.org or www.facebook.com/HelpUsSoar to learn more.