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43rd Annual “Forever Green”, Chicago’s Largest St. Patrick’s Day Party

Chicago, Ill.  – The Young Irish Fellowship Club of Chicago (YIFC) will be hosting the largest and longest running St. Patrick’s Day fundraiser, Forever Green, on Friday, March 9 from 6:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. at the historic Chicago Cultural Center in the heart of the loop.

Celebrating its 43rd anniversary in 2018, Forever Green has been a tradition among Chicago’s Irish community, young and old alike. What started in a basement as a small gathering among friends, Forever Green has grown to become Chicago’s largest St. Patrick’s Day party. The basement gathering grew and moved to a garage, then to a warehouse, then to Navy Pier, where Forever Green called home for many years, then to Park West in Lincoln Park -- and finally moved to Chicago’s historic Cultural Center in 2017.

Attendees at the 43rd anniversary celebration can expect authentic live entertainment while enjoying the company of fellow enthusiastic Chicagoans. Entertainment for the
evening will include traditional Irish music from DJ Vaughn, the Shannon Rovers Pipe Band, The Chancey Brothers and the Mullane Godley Irish Dance Academy.

Over the years, Forever Green has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for local, Chicago charities. Proceeds from this year’s event will benefit March4Meg and the Live Like John foundation. March4Meg was created as a tribute to Meg (Donovan) Moonan, mother of 4, who lost her battle to melanoma in March, 2012 and Live Like John was created to push for advancements in the care and treatment of pediatric brain tumor patients by facilitating better coordination of information between patients and providers.

General admission tickets are $60. Premium tickets are $85. The Chicago Cultural Center is located at 78 E. Washington St. in Chicago.

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About the Young Irish Fellowship Club of Chicago
The Young Irish Fellowship Club of Chicago (YIFC) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, volunteer-based
organization inviting people of all ethnic backgrounds to explore Irish culture, meet new friends in the community, and help support Chicago area charities. The YIFC shares its mission by hosting regular events for an ever-increasing membership throughout the Chicago area while targeting activities and developing an infrastructure that allows the organization to raise charitable funds each year. For nearly 40 years, the YIFC has raised money through planned events and given the proceeds to local charities. These events include Forever Green, the largest St. Patrick's Day party in Chicago, and area cultural events and social gatherings. The YIFC has also raised awareness of the charities they serve and organized volunteer efforts to assist them. The YIFC is an entirely volunteer driven organization with limited overhead, with well over 90 percent of proceeds going directly towards the charities they serve. For more information, visit www.youngirish.com.

About March4Meg
March4Meg was created as a tribute to Meg (Donovan) Moonan, mother of 4, who lost her battle to melanoma in March, 2012. The mission of March4Meg is to fight melanoma by increasing awareness, offering educational programs and raising funds for the melanoma program at Advocate Christ Medical Center through the Meg Moonan Endowment.

About Live Like John
John McNicholas may have lost his battle to a pediatric brain tumor, but his journey revealed there’s a war to be won. Live Like John was created to push for advancements in the care and treatment of pediatric brain tumor patients by facilitating better coordination of information between patients and providers, improving the quality of life for patients and funding specifically targeted pediatric brain tumor research and treatment options to achieve our ultimate goal: the eradication of pediatric brain tumors.

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