This Summer Camp-Themed Benefit Promises Fun & Philanthropy For All

If you're like, over being a grown up, we've got an event for you. Take a timeout on Saturday, May 19 to focus on what really matters: enjoying life and helping others. The Children’s Oncology Services, Inc.’s 5th Annual Campfire Ball is raising funds to provide camp programs to children and teens with cancer. Bringing out the who’s who of Chicago, the event spotlights the organization’s belief that a diagnosis of cancer should not prevent a child from experiencing the simple joys of being a kid. So check your worries at the door, this night is to reminisce about your favorite summer camp memories. Come indulge in grown up versions of your favorite camp treats like s’mores, grilled cheese, and much more. Plus, you’ll be served cocktails prepared by Chicago media celebrities including Jerry Azumah (former Chicago Bears great, sports personality) Kori Chambers (FOX), Nina Chantele (103.5 KissFM, Windy City Live, WGCI-FM), Lauren Jiggetts (NBC 5), Andrea Metcalf (fitness personality, Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is-NBC host), Candace Jordan (312 host, Candid Candace), Ed Swiderski (The Bachelorette Season 5 winner). Tickets are $85 and include open-bar, delicious bites from Chicago’s hottest spots (Hub 51, Theory, and Bridgehouse Tavern), and after-party admission to RPM Italian (the new restaurant from Giuliana and Bill Rancic). Raise money and remember the good 'ol days, when a campfire and a s'more or two meant the time of your life.
When: Saturday, May 19, 7 to 11 p.m.
Where: Venue One, 1044 West Randolph Street (between Aberdeen and Carpenter streets); 312.235.6836.
campfire main
Photo: Via Campfire Ball

More from Chicago

What an amazing day!!! #marathonwedding @ChiMarathon pic.twitter.com/rHQ7HxkOfT— Stephanie Reinhart (@kitchy7) October 12, 2015 Like many couples, ...
First Taylor Swift, now Billy Joel. Apparently 2015 is the year that really famous pop stars bring other really famous celebrities onstage with them to ...
Let’s be real — people don’t opt to live in Chicago because of the winters (obviously). It’s during the epic and enjoyable summers that the city really ...
It's not easy attending the coolest music festival on earth. Between its expertly curated indie lineup (plus, you know, R. Kelly) and its legions of off-...
Chicago is no slouch when it comes to awesome shopping options. From the swank department stores and luxury flagships of the beloved Magnificent Mile to ...
Guess what? The ultimate summer getaway from Chicago doesn't involve a plane ride. In fact, when it comes to unplugging for some R&R and good old-...
There’s so much to love about Chicago summers, and tops among them is the food: The bounty of fresh fruits and veggies at farmers’ markets, the icy, cool ...
The weather was intense, the music was bangin', and the style? Totally inspiring. While floral headdresses have become de rigeur festival wear, the crowd...
Lollapalooza, one of the biggest and longest-running major music festivals in the U.S., returns to Chicago's Grant Park from July 31 to August 2. Are you ...
There’s been a huge construction boom in Chicago as of late — especially in downtown, where thousands of luxury high-rise apartments have cropped up over ...
A restaurant review website that actually helps people find the perfect spot for any situation. Sound too good to be true? Then you haven't stumbled across...
If you've been following the news, then you know we are just a signature away from the return of happy hour in Chicago — and the timing couldn't be more ...
We tend to think the best decisions in life are made over pizza. Case in point: One frigid January night last year at Pequod’s, sisters Natalie and ...
With his girlfriend moving in, Erik wanted to revamp his Chicago bachelor pad to better suit both of their taste preferences. The couple hired interior ...