Play it again for the kids… “Jazz on the Rock”, A Note Worthy Event

The Northern Regional Board along with Swedish American Health Foundation, Dr. Detail/U S Cellular (major sponsors) and Jack Wolf Pontiac, Cadillac, GMC present the 12th Annual Jazz on the Rock to raise funds for programs that work to save children’s lives, move families forward and go where the need is greatest. Preventing child abuse and neglect is a major undertaking, and this fundraiser helps to provide the income necessary to ensure children are kept safe from harm’s way.

It takes a good attendance, the financial support of major sponsors, along with a lot of volunteers to make this event the great success it is every year. This is sure to be a fun evening with emcees Rockford TV 23 News Anchor Tina Stein, along with Joe Bruscato, Winnebago County States Attorney What a great combination!.

We are proud to have Stillman Bank, Alpine Bank, Dr Frank and Lori Bonelli, and Barrick Switzer Long Balsley & Van Evera as event Partners.

Executive Vice President and C.E.O. of the Swedish American Foundation John Mecklenburg and wife Kathy are the Honorary Chairs of the event. .. There will be a silent and live auction with the well known and award winning auctioneer O.D. Holley; and entertainment by the Allison Margaret Jazz Quartet.

WHY: Children’s Home + Aid has served Northern Illinois since 1939. A few of the programs include:
The Early Prevention in the Community program works with Kindergarten through Third Grade children who have a mental health diagnosis. They may have experienced domestic violence, suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, have anger management challenges and other disorders. The program works to teach them anger management and socialization skills, and to help them learn to focus on specific tasks.

The Pregnancy and Early Parent Counseling program works to provide resources and parent education to first time parents experiencing an unplanned pregnancy. Along with pregnancy counseling, should the mother decide she can’t raise the child Children’s Home + Aid offers the Adoption Option with our Adoption program.. The average age of clients in the Pregnancy and Early Parent Counseling program is 23.5.

Additional programs include Healthy Families Illinois, Foster Care, In-Tact Family Services and MotherHouse Crisis Nursery.

Friday, June 17, 2011
Reception: 6:30 – 7:00
Dinner 7:00 PM

$65 per person Sign up on line at

Rockford Country Club
2500 Oxford Road
Rockford, IL 61103

Children’s Home + Aid is a leading child and family service agency in Illinois. Each year, it protects, educates and counsels more than 40,000 children, youth and families to improve their lives.
Since 1883, Children’s Home + Aid has been a compassionate advocate helping to shape public policy in child welfare, early childhood and juvenile justice. Children’s Home + Aid is
recognized for establishing best practices and achieving outstanding results through its programs and services that focus on child abuse prevention, healthy child development and strengthening families.

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