HBHC presents the Mad Hatter's Brunch to benefit Broadway Youth Center

Tue. March 12, 2013 4:13 PM

the kinsey sicks

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Mad Hatter's Brunch, Sunday, April 7

Chicago, IL - Howard Brown Health Center (HBHC) will host its Mad Hatter's Brunch, a fundraiser to benefit programs and services for the Broadway Youth Center (BYC) on Sunday, April 7 at ZED451, 739 N. Clark St., from 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. in the River North neighborhood.

This festive afternoon will bring Chicagoans together to sport their zany and outrageous hats and to enjoy delectable specialty dishes from a rich buffet – all to raise funds to support the work and programs of the Broadway Youth Center. Hats are not required to attend; everyone is welcome.

The musical and comedy revue The Kinsey Sicks, which bills itself as America's Favorite Dragapella Beautyshop Quartet, will be the featured entertainment. The drag satirists have produced six recordings and been profiled on national television, including "20/20" and CBS's "The Early Show." In addition, they have been featured in the New York Times and Billboard Magazine.

The Broadway Youth Center is a nationally-recognized program that offers predominantly LGBT young people a safe, positive social outlet, by providing youth access to basic needs such as meals, showers and clothing, on-site medical services, HIV/STD testing and treatment, educational services, counseling, case management, and youth leadership opportunities. For thousands of youth, BYC is the main resource in their survival and helps them transition into living healthy and stable lives.

"We are thankful for those who have contributed to this event," says Lara Brooks, director, Broadway Youth Center. "The capital raised will assist in our endeavors to continue to provide much-needed health and wellness services to at-risk LGBT youth regardless of their ability to pay."

Mad Hatter's Brunch sponsors include Walgreens, Kirkland & Ellis LLP, MillerCoors, Pricewaterhouse Coopers and Orbitz. Media sponsors include Windy City Times, ChicagoPride.com and Grab Magazine.

Tickets range from $250 (VIP) to $175 and are available online: www.howardbrown.org/madhatter or by phone: 773-572-5117.

Founded in 1974, Howard Brown Health Center (HBHC) is one of the nation's largest health care and research organizations, primarily serving the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community and its allies. It is the largest such organization in the Midwest and serves more than 36,000 adults and youth each year throughout the region. An innovative and patient-centered health home, HBHC provides primary medical care, behavioral health services, and specialty chronic and infectious disease services, and conducts nationally-renowned clinical and behavioral research.

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