Aspire’s Big City Night In Morocco

Guests traveled to Morocco – the doorway between Europe and Africa – Saturday, February 25, 2012 at Aspire’s premier event of the season. All funds raised at the event were allocated to Aspire Children’s Services, one of Chicagoland’s most comprehensive programs for infants and young children with developmental delays and disabilities.

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Big City Night In Morocco, which took place at the Hyatt Regency, was decorated to give an authentically Moroccan feel.
Candi Carter, the Executive Committee Member of Aspire's Board of Directors, speaks on behalf of the organization at the Moroccan-themed event.
Guests were able to converse, dine on traditional cuisine, and take in a Moroccan Belly-Dance during the February 25th event.
Lisa Parker, award winning anchor and consumer reporter for NBC5 Chicago, hosted and presented Tony Dreyfuss of Metropolis Coffee Company with the Geraldine Post Breaker “Building Their Future” Award.
Gala guests experienced the blending of cultures and renowned cuisine during the Big City Night event.
In true Moroccan fashion, a Belly Dancer performs for the Gala's guests.
The Marrakech express to Morrocco was just an escalator ride away at Aspire’s 14th annual Big City Night!
Gala guests were able to partake in a multitude of cultural activities during the Big City Night event, including body painting.
Aspire's Junior Board members pose for a picture. This year’s event raised a record-breaking $211,000, benefiting children with developmental delays and disabilities at Aspire.
Oakbrook Microsoft Store and National Van Lines, Inc. presented Big City Night in Morocco, and NBC5 Chicago was the official media sponsor for the event.
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