All I can say is WOW. What an incredible fundraiser last night in Chicago! When it comes to keeping a message and a girl’s memory alive, it’s pretty remarkable that after 7 years of this event we are still going strong. For the first time we asked the outstanding band, The Charleston Sound Machine, to play the entire event. They totally rocked it, and my husband Peter played guitar on several songs. The CSM is of particular significance, because they were my and Shannon’s fave band in college. We raised a whole bunch of money for the sole purpose of providing safety and self-defense education to teens in middle and high schools. I also had the chance to hang out with Angela Rose, a sexual assault prevention activist based in Chicago. A big thanks to the following people for making this such a huge success: Kate Lotz, Angie DeMuth, Tom Jenrette, Jeff Pahati & the Charleston Sound Machine, Pete Lacis, and Cindy & Bob McNamara. Thanks to everyone for coming out!