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Last week Kenneth Cole came to town to speak at Chicago House's annual luncheon benefitting their mission of providing housing, supportive services, and prevention outreach to people struggling with HIV and AIDS. This week, The numbers are in, and you'll be glad to know it was the most successful yet.
More than 600 people gathered for an inspirational talk by Kenneth Cole, ate chicken with mango cucumber papaya salsa and raised $335,000, making it the most successful to date. During his 30 minute keynote, Cole recounted his entry into the fashion world, selling shoes out of a trailer in mid-town Manhattan. His advocacy and trailblazing efforts in the global fight against AIDS are what attracted Chicago House to him.
May we extend a big Hell Yes to Cole alongside emcee Cheryl Burton of ABC 7 Chicago, Chicago House CEO Stan Sloan and co-chairs Susanna Negovan and Todd Hamilton and the slew of fashionable people who made this possible.
· Chicago House [Official Site]