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July 26, 2016

For more information, contact Kevin Mork at 312-605-1976 or kjmork@legalcouncil.org.

Legal Council for Health Justice Travels to Havana with Cuba Libre benefit on August 18

Legal Council for Health Justice will host its annual summer party at Sidetrack in Lakeview on Thursday, August 18, 2016. This year’s travel theme is Cuba Libre: Holiday in Havana and will feature cuisine by 90 Miles Cuban Café, cocktails by Sidetrack, entertainment by Angel d’Cuba, the Grand Raffle, a huge silent auction, and much more. Over 350 influential guests from across the community will be in attendance. All proceeds directly support the Legal Council’s programs providing free, immediate legal help to low-income individuals with HIV, people at risk of homelessness, and children with disabilities.

Cuba Libre tickets start at $75 and are available at www.cubalibre.gesture.com or by calling 312-427-8990.

The generous Cuba Libre sponsors are: Barkley Court Reporting, BlueCross BlueShield of Illinois, ChicagoPride.com, Clark Hill PLC, DecisionQuest, Family Health Network, Foley & Lardner LLP, GRAB Magazine, Jenner & Block LLP, Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP, Kimpton Hotels, Kirkland & Ellis LLP, Marshall Gerstein & Borun LLP, Mayer Brown LLP, MB Financial Bank, McDermott Will & Emery LLP, Orbitz, Reed Smith LLP, Riley Safer Holmes & Cancila LLP, Seyfarth Shaw LLP, Sidetrack, Sidley Austin LLP, Toolbox, Inc., Windy City Media Group, and Wintersteen & Associates LLC

This year through its three programs—AIDS Legal Council, Chicago Medical-Legal Partnership for Children, and Homeless Outreach Project—the Legal Council will provide free, direct “legal care” to over 1,700 individuals who would never otherwise be able to afford legal assistance.

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Legal Council for Health Justice (founded over 28 years ago as AIDS Legal Council of Chicago) uses the power of the law to secure dignity, opportunity, and well-being for people facing illness and disability. Our evidence-based medical-legal partnership programs work uniquely with health, hospitals, and social service systems to train and support the care provider network, provide direct representation to referred patients, and conduct systemic advocacy to promote health equity among populations facing chronic, disabling, and stigmatized health and social conditions. www.legalcouncil.org

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