Susan G. Komen for the Cure

Chicago Auto Show's opening night delivers for 18 local charities

Chicago Auto Show's opening night delivers for 18 local charities

A heavy snowfall didn't keep nearly 10,000 people from attending the Chicago Auto Show's 27th annual First Look for Charity on Feb. 9 at McCormick Place. The black-tie event raised more than $2.8 million for 18 local nonprofits and offered attendees a first look at nearly 1,000 new vehicles, technologies and interactive exhibits spread out over 1 million square feet of space.

The evening began with pre-show receptions hosted by several of the benefiting charities. Misericordia Heart of Mercy invited WXRT radio personality Lin Brehmer and WGN radio's Lou Manfredini as live auction hosts. At The 100 Club of Chicago reception, a live band entertained guests, and for Susan G. Komen...

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