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April 25, 2016

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

Legal Council for Health Justice Celebrates Spring in Style with Second-Annual May Ball on May 7

Legal Council for Health Justice will host its second-annual May Ball at the historic, HGTV-featured home of Dr. Nabeela Rasheed in the Chicago’s West Loop on Saturday, May 7. This year’s black tie optional event is chaired by Philip Tortorich, Partner at Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP. 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.

Matt Feldhaus, President of the Board of Directors commented, “This continues to be an exciting time of growth for the Legal Council and our programs, as we serve the most vulnerable among us. We are eager to share updates on current programs as well as lay out what’s next for the organization. I are grateful to Dr. Rasheed for so graciously hosting us at her stunning residence and to Mr. Tortorich for generously chairing the ball.”

May Ball tickets start at $100 and are available at mayball2016.eventbrite.com or by calling 312-605-1985.

This year’s May Ball sponsors are: Cantina 1910, ChicagoPride.com, Clark Hill PLC, Foley & Lardner LLP, GRAB Magazine, IlliniCare Health, Jenner & Block LLP, Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP, Kirkland & Ellis LLP, Marshall Gerstein & Borun LLP, Mayer Brown LLP, MB Financial Bank, McDermott Will & Emery LLP, Neenz Photography, Reed Smith LLP, Riley Safer Holmes & Cancila LLP, Seyfarth Shaw LLP, Sidetrack, Sidley Austin LLP, Sinai Health System , Voxbox, 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 (formerly known 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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