Nov
22
8:30 AM08:30

Edison Park Turkey Trot

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Race Information

Gobble Gallop begins at 8:30 a.m.

5K Race begins at 9:30 a.m.

Beneficiaries for the 2018 Edison Park Turkey Trot

This year our committee selected three charities to benefit our first responders and service men and women. The charities are:

Chicago Police Memorial Foundation

The Chicago Police Memorial Foundation is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to honoring the lives of our fallen heroes. The Foundation provides support and assistance to the families of Chicago police officers who are killed or catastrophically injured in the line of duty.

Ignite the Spirit

Ignite the Spirit is an ongoing charity that was created to raise funds for Chicago's firefighters, paramedics, and their families in a time of need.

SALUTE, INC.

SALUTE, INC. is dedicated to meeting the financial, physical, and emotional needs of injured military service members, veterans, and their families.


Online Registration Information

Take advantage of our Early Bird Special! August 20, 2018 through September 30, 2018

$20.00 for online registration for 5K race

$12.00 for online registration for Gobble Gallop runners ages 3-10

General Registration is from October 1, 2018 through November 18, 2018

$25.00 for online registration for 5K race

$15.00 for online registration for Gobble Gallop runners ages 3-10

Online registration ends Sunday, November 18, 2018 at 11:59 p.m.

After Sunday, November 18, 2018, you will only be able to register in person

Packet Pick-Up and In-Person Registration Information

$25.00 for in-person registration for 5K race

$15.00 for in-person registration for Gobble Gallop runners ages 3-10

We accept cash, credit card, and check. Checks made payable to Edison Park Turkey Trot

There are three options to register in person and receive your t-shirt and race bib:

1) Saturday, November 17, 2018 from 10:00-6:00 p.m. or

Sunday, November 18, 2018 from 11:00-5:00 p.m.

Fleet Feet - Lincoln Square
4762 N. Licoln Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625

2) Monday, November 19, 2018 from 4:00-8:00 p.m.

Emerald Isle
6686 N. Northwest Highway
Chicago, IL 60631

3) Thursday, November 22, 2018 (Thanksgiving morning) from 8:00-9:00 a.m.

Registration increases to $30

Edison Park Field House
6755 N. Northwest Highway
Chicago, IL 60631

Race day registration t-shirts will be distributed on a first come, first serve basis. NO additional t-shirts will be ordered for this event.

Due to the amount of participants, we cannot allow dogs in the race.

Use the hashtag #epturkeytrot on all of your social media posts!

Thank you to all of our sponsors!

Happy Thanksgiving!

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Candlelight Vigil
Sep
5
7:30 PM19:30

Candlelight Vigil

  • Chicago Gold Star Families Memorial & Park (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

If you wish to read a loved one's name at the 2018 Candlelight Vigil, please contact the Officer Robeata Clay of the Chicago Police Department by email only at robeata.clay@chicagopolice.org and let Officer Clay know which name you would like to read.  Requests will be accepted by email only.  Officer Clay will confirm with you directly, and on the date of the Vigil, you will meet CPD personnel by the Water Wall at Gold Star Families Memorial and Park at 7:15 pm to be seated in preparation for the Vigil.

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Aug
19
10:00 AM10:00

FFC Park Ridge Charity Workout for Chicago Police Memorial Foundation

Join FFC Park Ridge on Sunday, August 19th for an amazing TWO HOUR workout, benefiting The Chicago Police Memorial Foundation.

The Chicago Police Memorial Foundation is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to honoring the lives of our fallen heroes. The Foundation provides support and assistance to the families of Chicago police officers who are killed or catastrophically injured in the line of duty

Event Details:
Sunday August 19th
10am-Noon

$30 registration fee includes the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation t-shirt, an AMAZING workout led by our Performance Training Center Coaches, snack, and beverages

All proceeds benefit The Chicago Police Memorial Foundation

Click here to register!

FAQs

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
You must be 13 years of age to participate

Are Non-Members welcome to participate in the event?
Yes, non-members are welcome!

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
Free parking is available at the club and also in the overflow lot at the corner of Touhy and Cumberland. The Metra - Union Pacific Northwest line Park Ridge stop is a 3-minute walk to the club.

What should I wear to the event?
Comfortable workout clothes/shoes and water bottle

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Contact Lara Mele at lmele@ffc.com or 847.802.9826

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Jul
30
10:00 AM10:00

Bill HB 5513 Signing Ceremony

A bill signing ceremony wherein Governor Bruce Rauner will sign Illinois House Bill 4471 into Law. HB 5513 amends the Illinois Lottery Law to include the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation in a scratch-off Illinois Lottery game which benefits Illinois police memorials. It provides that the net revenue from that game shall be divided equally for distribution into the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation Fund, the Police Memorial Committee Fund, and the Illinois State Police Memorial Fund and shall be used to fund grants for building and maintaining memorials and parks; holding annual memorial commemorations; giving scholarships to children of officers killed or catastrophically injured in the line of duty, or those interested in pursuing a career in law enforcement or provides for the replacement of protective vests; and providing financial assistance to police officers and their families when a police officer is killed or injured in the line of duty.

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Area 4 Ride to Remember
Jul
29
8:00 AM08:00

Area 4 Ride to Remember

The 14th Annual Area 4 Ride to Remember Memorial Motorcycle Ride is July 29, 2018.

When:  Sunday, July 29, 2018 - 9:00 a.m.
Where:  Former Area Four Detective Headquarters, 3151 W. Harrison - Harrison & Kedzie - West Parking Lot, Chicago, Illinois 60612.
Registration:  7:30 - 8:30 a.m. sign in and line up.  Online registration is available for a small convenience fee.
Pre-Registration:  Register by July 15, 2018 to ensure t-shirt delivery on day of ride.
Registration Fee:  Rider $30.00  Passenger $30.00
After July 15, 2018:  Rider $35.00  Passenger $35.00

Registration Includes:  Memorial ride, Ride to Remember t-shirt, and party for all participants at Teamsters Local 705 Union Hall 1645 W. Jackson Blvd. Chicago, IL 60612

Food / Live music / Refreshments

The ride leaves the former Area Four Detective Headquarters at 9.00 a.m. and travels south on the Boulevards and east to the Memorial Site along the Lake Front where there will be a short program.  All proceeds are donated to the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation.  The event is open to the public and all makes and models are welcome.  Thank you for your support.

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2018 CPD FINEST VS. CFD BRAVEST CHARITY BASEBALL GAME
Jul
18
to Jul 19

2018 CPD FINEST VS. CFD BRAVEST CHARITY BASEBALL GAME

THE 2018 CPD FINEST VS. CFD BRAVEST CHARITY BASEBALL GAME WILL BE HELD ON WEDNESDAY, JULY 18TH AT GUARANTEED RATE FIELD
GAME TIME 7:00 PM

Free parking - Lot B opens at 4:00PM
Gate 5 opens at 5:30pm
Pregame ceremonies & Tribute to our Fallen at 6:15pm
Game Time 7:00pm

CONCESSIONS ARE OPEN

***NO TAILGATING IS PERMITTED***
***NO GUNS ALLOWED IN THE PARK PER MLB POLICY***

PRE-PURCHASED TICKETS ARE $5 EACH AND $10 ON GAME DAY.

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CPMF Cubs Rooftop Fundraiser
Jul
6
12:20 PM12:20

CPMF Cubs Rooftop Fundraiser

CUBS ROOFTOP FUNDRAISER BENEFITING THE CPMF! 
July 6, 1:20pm Cubs vs. Reds

For a donation of $100, you will receive admission to the rooftop (located at 1010 W. Waveland), food and drinks.

The event offers a great way to spend a summer afternoon while contributing to a great cause, so please ask your friends and business associates to join you!

Doors open at 12:20pm and close 30 mins after game ends. 

Tickets will not be mailed out to you. 
Your name will appear on the check-in list. 
All guests must bring a photo ID. 

As a reminder, the Cubs do not allow guns into the facility.

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Brian Strouse Memorial Roll Call
Jun
28
5:00 PM17:00

Brian Strouse Memorial Roll Call

Please Join us for the Brian Strouse Memorial Roll Call on
June 28, 2018 at 5:00 pm at the corner of Loomis and 18th Place

The 17th anniversary of Brian Strouse’s death will be commemorated with a CPD Roll Call at the corner of 18th Place and Loomis on Thursday evening, June 28th, at 5:00pm.

On June 30, 2001 Chicago Police Officer Brian Strouse was killed in the line of duty. Officer Stouse was a six year veteran of the Chicago Police Department and had already received 61 commendations and a life-saving award. While his death was a tragic loss for the city of Chicago and the Pilsen community his legacy will be one of hope and achievement. In commemoration of the seventeenth anniversary of Officer Strouse’s death, a scholarship will be awarded annually to a son or daughter of a Chicago Police Officer. The Brian Strouse Memorial Scholarship was created by an anonymous donor, on the tenth EOW anniversary in 2011, in loving memory of Brian Strouse.

For more information please call: Chicago Police Memorial Foundation at (312) 499-8899 or Visit www.cpdmemorial.org Liberty Forever Foundation Inc. at (312) 217-9429

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57th Annual Police Recognition Ceremony and Luncheon
May
11
12:00 PM12:00

57th Annual Police Recognition Ceremony and Luncheon

CHICAGO POLICE DEPARTMENT

57th Annual Police Recognition Ceremony and Luncheon
May 11, 2018 - 12:00 Noon
Grand Ballroom, Hyatt Regency Chicago, 151 East Wacker Drive, Chicago IL

To sponsor or purchase tickets, please click here. 

For All Questions and Information on How to Obtain Your Tickets After Purchase, Please Call the CPD Awards Section at 312-745-5185

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24-Hour Honor Guard Vigil
Apr
30
12:01 AM00:01

24-Hour Honor Guard Vigil

  • Gold Star Families Memorial & Park (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Chicago Police Honor Guard will also be conducting a vigil at Gold Star Families Memorial and Park beginning Monday, April 30th, at 12:01 AM and concluding 24 hours later at 11:59 PMthat same day. 

All Gold Star Family members are welcome and encouraged to come out and view this tribute to our fallen. The Honor Guard will assist anyone who wishes to bring flowers or wreaths in placing them in a ceremonial fashion. 

Should you have any questions, please contact the Special Activities Section at 312.745.5844.     

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Name Unveiling Ceremony
Apr
20
4:00 PM16:00

Name Unveiling Ceremony

The Chicago Police Memorial Foundation will be adding the names of Paul R. Bauer, Bernard W. Domagala, Andre Van Vegten, Joseph Palczynski and Frank Hourihan to the Memorial Wall in the Sacrifice Space at Gold Star Families Memorial and Park on Friday, April 20th at 4pm.

The Name Unveiling Ceremony will take place on Friday, April 20th at 4pm. Gold Star Families Memorial and Park is located just east of Soldier Field on the lakefront in downtown Chicago. The address is 1410 South Museum Campus Drive. 

This is an open ceremony, and all are invited to attend. Please pass the word around to your family and friends. There will be representatives from the Chicago Fraternal Order of Police, the Chicago Police Department (including the units the officers were assigned to), the Gold Star Families and the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation. The ceremony will take about 30-40 minutes.

 

Parking will be available in the Burnham Harbor North Lot, which is located at the South Entrance of the Park, on Waldron, just east of Museum Campus Drive.  Additional Parking is available on Waldron west of Museum Campus Drive.  Parking is prohibited on Museum Campus Drive itself.
 

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Battle of the Badges
Apr
13
6:00 PM18:00

Battle of the Badges

The Chicago Police and Fire Departments exemplify Chicago’s every day
heroes. These city employees selflessly serve Chicago communities by
putting their lives on the line daily. Now Chicago businesses and
organizations have an opportunity to give back to Chicago’s every day
heroes by supporting the 16th Annual Chicago Battle of the Badges.
The Chicago Police and Fire Departments along with the Chicago Park
District have worked together to schedule a charity-boxing event between
the Chicago Police and Chicago Fire Departments.

The 16th Annual Chicago Battle of the Badges will take place at De La Salle Institute, 3455 S. Wabash, on April 13, 2018. Doors will open at 6:00 p.m. The Chicago Park
District’s best amateur boxers will compete against one another at 6:30 p.m.
Police and Fire combatants will square off at 8:00 p.m. Admission is only
$15 in advance and $20 at the door. Over 3,000 individuals attended last
year’s event.


All money raised at this event will benefit Chicago Police and Fire charities.

For Tickets: Contact Katie Chiczewski at 773.416.6575

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Aurelio's Pizza South Loop Get Behind the Vest Fundraiser
Mar
5
to Mar 11

Aurelio's Pizza South Loop Get Behind the Vest Fundraiser

PRESIDENT JOE AURELIO OF AURELIO’S PIZZA ANNOUNCES
WEEK LONG “GET BEHIND THE VEST” FUNDRAISER

Flagship Location at 1212 S. Michigan Continues Long Tradition of Giving Back to Community by Donating 20 Percent of All Sales to Purchase Bulletproof Vests for Chicago Police: March 5 - 11, 2018

February 26, 2018 (CHICAGO) -  In the wake of the recent fatal shooting of Police Commander Paul Bauer, Aurelio’s Pizza President Joe Aurelio announces week long fundraiser for Get Behind the Vest to raise money to purchase bulletproof vests for Chicago police officers. As Aurelio’s Pizza, the nation’s fifth and Chicago’s oldest family pizza chain, celebrates their 59th anniversary they will continue their long tradition of giving back to the communities they serve by donating 20 percent of their proceeds of all sales during the week of March 5-11, 2018 from the 1212 location.

To kick off the week long fundraiser, Aurelio’s Pizza South Loop will host a day long pizza party for $20 for adults and $10 for kids featuring a buffet with pizza, salad, pasta, and soda for Chicago police along with their family and friends on Monday, March 5, 2018 from 11 AM to 8 PM. On that day, 50 percent of the proceeds from the party will go to the Get Behind the Vest.

When opening their newest flagship Aurelio’s Pizza location three years ago, President Joe Aurelio opened his doors to support the local police officers in the community. “For me this hits close to home because my grandfather was a Chicago policeman for thirty years in Bridgeport,” said Aurelio’s President Joe Aurelio. “I also had the honor of meeting Commander Bauer on one of his visits for lunch and like many other people he touched I remember his warm friendly personality.”

Aurelio’s Pizza Chicago South Loop is located at 1212 South Michigan Avenue Chicago, IL with convenient parking located in the Park Michigan lot next to the restaurant. They are open Monday - Thursday from 11 AM to 10 PM, Friday and Saturday 11 AM to 11 PM, and Sunday 11 AM to 9 PM. For carry out and delivery orders, call (312) 374-4459. For more information, visit www.aureliospizza.com or find them on Facebook @AureliosPizzaSouthLoop.

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