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Name another event that mixes superlative food and drink and the elegance of formal dress . . . and a harmonica virtuoso? You'll get all that plus the inaugural viewing of the 2012 Chicago Auto Show at the benevolent gala, First Look for Charity.

Rock band Blues Traveler will enliven a show floor brimming with 1,000 new vehicles, some on display for the first time anywhere. Singer/harmonicist John Popper leads the quintet known for its extended jamming style in live performances. The band's best-known single, "Run-Around," was the longest-charting radio single ever in Billboard magazine.
A coordinated feast of food and drink tied to culinary celebrations adds to an evening that benefits 18 notable Chicago-area charities. And to top it all off, two attendees will win the keys to a 2012 Cadillac Escalade and a 2012 Cadillac SRX.

An icon among luxury SUVs, the Cadillac Escalade seats up to eight, with generous cargo room available when the third-row seat is removed. It is powered by a 6.2L V-8 engine rated at 403 horsepower. The Cadillac SRX, a fast-rising favorite among midsize luxury crossovers, is wrapped in the dramatic and signature Cadillac style that has pushed the brand back to the top of the world's luxury manufacturer ranks. The 2012 model features a new, more powerful 3.6L V-6 power train.

FLfCEighteen vital Chicago area charities will benefit from the more than $2 million expected to be raised by First Look for Charity. You can direct the proceeds from your ticket purchase to any or all of them. The charities include the following: 100 Club of Chicago, Boys and Girls Clubs of Chicago, Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago, Catholic Charities, Diocese of Joliet, Children's Memorial Hospital, Clearbrook, The Cradle Foundation, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Franciscan Community Benefit Services, Franciscan St. James Health, Ray Graham Association for People with Disabilities, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, March of Dimes, Misericordia Heart of Mercy, Respiratory Health Association of Metropolitan Chicago, Special Olympics Illinois, Spina Bifida Association of Illinois and Jesse White Tumbling Team.

Now in its 21st year, First Look for Charity appears prominently on the calendars of both socialites and car buffs. Abundant hors d'oeuvres, champagne, wine, soft drinks and desserts await at the nation's largest auto show.
To attend, visit http://firstlookforcharity.org or call (630) 495-2282. Escalade compliments of Cadillac. SRX compliments of Your Chicagoland Cadillac Dealers. Vehicle winners must be present at time of drawings.

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