American Brotherhood Weekend presents $900 to Chicago charity

ABW Owner/Producer Dean Ogren hands Open Hand founder Lori Cannon a check for $900 raised at American Brotherhood Weekend. (Photo Courtesy of ABW)

CHICAGO — The producers of American Brotherhood Weekend are pleased to present a check for $900 to Heartland Alliance on October 12, 2017 in Chicago.

During the contest weekend Two fundraising efforts – a MST3K-style roasting of the movie “Fifty Shades of Gray” hosted by Laura Antoniou and Karen Ultra, and an ABW Bingo game held during the contest weekend. These entertaining moments in the weekend raised $900 for Vital Bridges, a Chicago charitable organization that provides food & housing support for people who are HIV+. The check was presented to Lori Cannon by Dean Ogren, owner/producer of ABW. Lori is the Northside Pantry Coordinator and Founder of Open Hand the predecessor of Heartland Alliance – Vital Bridges Center on Chronic Care.

American Brotherhood Weekend was held at Touché and at the Leather Archives & Museum in Chicago, Illinois. Touché will be celebrating their 40th Anniversary at the end of the month, and the Leather Archives & Museum is now in its 26th year of operation. American Brotherhood weekend was made possible by sponsorships from: One Web, Touché Chicago, Johnny Boy, Joan Norry, LIP Service, and an anonymous donor.

via press release