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What did we learn today with Big John and Ramblin’ Ray? (8-21-18)

Ramblin Ray is in for Big John and Lauren Cohn is in for Rambin Ray, where they comment on what they learned on today’s show with John and Ray’s ‘What did we learn today?’ segment. Asking Executive Producer Tony Lossano, Technical Producer Michael Garay, and Associate Producer Kimberly Kaczmarek what they’ve learned. Today’s show covered a bullied student in Streamwood who received an escort to school from an unlikely group, an 11-year-old who’s birthday wish came true at Lurie Children’s Hospital, plus how you can help your dog with some CBD oil.

Drake made a birthday wish come true for Downers Grove girl at Lurie Children’s Hospital

11-year-old girl Sofia Sanchez asked Drake to visit her on her birthday while she awaits a heart transplant. Sofia saw her birthday wish come true when the three-time Grammy Award winner stopped by her hospital room Monday.

He mother Natalie Sanchez says she’s been listening to Drake’s music during her seven-week stay at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital in Chicago while she waits for a new heart.

Sofia’s favorite Drake song, “God’s Plan,” has been especially inspiring to the fan who turned 11 on Saturday.

“That actually has been a big influence for her. She would say, ‘God has a plan for me, too,’ just like his song,” Natalie Sanchez said Thursday. “She loved how he was giving back to the community. She just thinks he’s a great guy.”

Sofia finally got to meet her idol when Drake visited her Monday. “Me and my love Sofia talking about Bieber and Owls and Basketball,” Drake said in the first of two emoji-filled Instagram posts, which garnered a total of over 1.5 million likes.

Sofia was recently diagnosed with cardiomyopathy, a heart condition that can lead to heart failure. She had open heart surgery a few weeks ago and is now on the waitlist for a heart transplant, a process that can take up to six months.

Read more from at the Daily Herald.

Chicago Auto Show First Look for Charity Gala 2017

If you’ve never been to the Chicago Auto Show’s First Look for Charity gala, it is definitely a bucket-list event for a Chicago-area resident.

Benefitting 18 local charities, the event boasts the best of the Chicago Auto Show the night before the 10-day show kicks off.

Information from the Chicago Auto Show is listed below.

More than 80% of the ticket price is tax-deductible, plus the proceeds go to all of the following organizations:

  • 100 Club of Chicago
  • Advocate Health Care
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago
  • Catholic Charities of the Chicago Archdiocese
  • Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Joliet
  • Clearbrook
  • The Cradle Foundation
  • Franciscan Community Benefit Services
  • Franciscan Health Olympia Fields/Chicago Heights
  • Ray Graham Association for People with Disabilities
  • JDRF
  • Susan G. Komen-Chicago
  • Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago
  • March of Dimes
  • Misericordia
  • Special Olympics Illinois
  • Turning Pointe Autism Foundation
  • Jesse White Tumbling Team


From ChicagoAutoShow.com: You can direct the proceeds of your ticket purchase to any or all of the 18 charitable organizations, and $222 of each $275 ticket is tax-deductible as a charitable donation. Corporate giving packages are also available. 

Still want more? Attendees have a chance to win a 2017 Acura TLX or Lexus NX. TLX compliments of Acura and Chicagoland Acura dealers, NX compliments of Lexus and Chicagoland Lexus dealers. Fine food and beverages, provided by more than 20 local restaurants, are complementary.

Additionally, live entertainment will be offered at various manufacturer displays across the show floor. Top off your evening with a stay at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place, which adjoins the convention center.

First Look for Charity has secured a limited number of rooms starting at $119. More information on reservations shortly.

Tuxedo attire mandatory. Prize vehicle winners must be present at time of drawings, at 8:30 p.m. Tickets for orders received after Feb. 1, 2017, will be held at Will Call.

Follow us at #FLFC17 – First Look for Charity and the Chicago Auto Show are presented by the Chicago Automobile Trade Association, representing the new-car dealers of Chicagoland and northwest Indiana.

Source: Information – First Look for Charity | Chicago Auto Show