23rd Ward Alderman Silvana Tabares along with 13th Ward Alderman Marty Quinn and State Representative Michael Madigan are hosting a pancake breakfast benefiting the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation’s “Get Behind the Vest” initiative, on Sunday, October 25, 2020, at St. Daniel the Prophet School, 5337 S Natoma Ave, from 8:00 am – 12 pm. To maintain social distancing, a drive-thru service will be provided.
Admission is $5 per person. All money raised will be donated to Get Behind the Vest, which raises money to replace bulletproof vests for Chicago Police officers.
“Get Behind the Vest is such an important program to ensure the day to day safety of Chicago Police Officers. We appreciate when communities pull together to host these events to support Get Behind the Vest and our officers,” said Phil Cline, Executive Director of the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation.
Bulletproof vests need to be replaced every five years, at a cost to police officers of about five hundred dollars or more. Over the past five years, the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation has replaced 11,250 outdated bulletproof vests currently in use by Chicago Police Officers. Since January, CPMF has purchased 3300 vests. To date, 48 Chicago Police officers’ lives have been saved by bulletproof vests.
The Alderman, Congressman and the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation appreciate the support of the 23rd and 13th Ward Communities for making this event possible including: SHOP’n SAVE, Dunkin, Three Sons Pancake House & Family Restaurant, Home Run Inn, State Farm – Mike Riordan, Lux Auto Body Inc, Caliber Home Loans, McDonald’s, First Rate Realty, Amigo Pest Control, Ridge Funeral Home & Cremation Services, and Triano’s Pizza.
For more information on the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation’s Get Behind the Vest initiative, please visit www.cpdmemorial.org.