The Wear Blue: Run to Remember Organization held their Annual Gala on July 19 at Chicago’s Legendary Union League Club in Downtown Chicago. We here at Paul Michaels Events had the honor of providing Dj and entertainment services for the evening. This organization takes on the incredibly challenging, but incredibly wonderful tasks of providing support to families who have lost their loved ones serving in the military.
They do this by hosting multiple running events throughout the country. Families are invited to train and participate in these events with other families who have gone through similar experiences. Their process helps people realize that they have the strength to ability to do anything they set their mind to; helping them complete physical feats they would have never thought possible. Most importantly these families do it all in remembrance of their fallen loved ones.
The night was definitely one to remember. It began with the national anthem played by a trumpeter and members of the US Marine Corps presenting the flag. Dinner service included presentations by a few members of the organization. They shared stories and memories about their journey with Wear Blue. It was an emotional, heartfelt event all around, but the stories these members shared really tugged at your heart and made everyone proud to be apart of the event.
Many showed their generous side by donating directly to the organization, and others helped by bidding in a charity auction that offered everything from sports packages to vacation getaways.
Once one of the spokeswomen gave us the cue, it was finally our time to shine and open the dance floor. DJ Brian and DJ Paul Michaels hit the crowd hard with all of the best dance hits to lift their spirits sky-high. They turned the final hour in Power hour and didn’t let one foot leave the dance floor. This organization is all about support and uplifting people who have experienced some bad things in life, and we couldn’t have been happier to have been able to play a part.
See you next year at the Gala!
Check out some of our pictures from the event below!