Regional titleholders hold fundraiser for Orlando’s Pulse

Illinois Pulse

CHICAGO — In light of the massacre at Orlando, Fla.’s Pulse nightclub, Chicago area titleholders have come together to raise money for support of the victims and their families with a fundraiser on Saturday, June 18.

On Sunday, June 12, a gunman entered the gay club in Orlando with guns, killing 49 and injuring 53 people. A dozen of the injured are still in the hospital. The gunman was killed in a shootout with police. Vigils and fundraisers have been held across the country in support of the victims.

This fundraiser will be at Touche in Chicago’s Rogers Park neighborhood and has brought together both local titleholders and those from across the region. The Den’s sister site Illinois Eagle is also supporting the fundraiser by establishing a resource page for people to get active in contacting their representatives, finding support and volunteering.

Raffle prizes include:

  • Mr. Midwest Leather 2016 package
  • American Brotherhood Weekend 2016 Package
  • International Mister Leather 2017 Weekend Package
  • Mr. International Rubber Weekend Package
  • Custom Harness from Leather 64Ten

More prizes are being added each day.

If you are unable to attend, please donate to the “Support Victims of Pulse Shooting” GoFundMe page. It is being managed by Equality Florida with money going to pay for medical needs of the survivors and support for the families and community in Orlando. As of Thursday night, the total was above $5 million.

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