CHICAGO – Birthdays are not only becoming an opportunity to celebrate one person, but also a chance for the one being honored to give to others.
You’ve seen it in a number of places recently, where people use their birthdays as a chance to raise money for a cause for their charity.
Ina Bochian is one of those trying to do so by combining sport with the charity of here choice.
A special thank you to @cogey #LA based #actress for creating this flyer for our “FIGHT FOR ALZ” event at @titleboxingevanston to support @hilarityforcharity for my Charity Birthday, July 15th. ….. To sign up for class, please donate $20 to the link in my bio. Space is limited. Class can fit up to 50, but first 25 to sign up will get more items in their swag bag. Swag bags are valued between $200 and $300 and includes items from: @fabletics @rxbar @kodiakcakes @peppod @phyterfood @laughfactory_ch @aveda @spengaevanston @soulcycle @loccitane @nordstrom & 1 raffle ticket. …. Raffle Prizes include items from: @tiestatea @lifetime.life spa @cmxcinemas @lululemon @cupcakes.from.heaven @1019mixchicago @wshechicago @terrygotfired (now known as @shytownmusic ) …. In addition to the raffle, you can donate & bid separately on silent auction items: … Special Silent Auction Items include items from @tiffanyandco @swarovski @brikicafe @cmxcinemas @tylerposey58 autograph, a signed guitar by @leebrice books from award winning #LatinoAmerican author @urrealism, #JamaicanAmerican author @davisvalrie, @franco.betsy, motivational speaker @successjunkie, @kenyattascott_ , Richard Potter, @aprilwntrs, @sadiqsamani show tickets, a private tennis lesson with #AmericanTennisPlayer & #TennisCoach @lendalejohnson, a full set of lashes form Chicago Lashes, located both in Skokie and Chicago, @marykayus make up donated by @love.u.somethin.fierce, artwork by myself & a few other items donated by local artists and businesses …. Thank you to @e.netty for shooting the video of @clevelandh.fitness & I and your help with the pictures. Thank you also to @bigmike_sr for all your help and to @titleboxingevanston @titleboxingclubcostamesa @titleboxing. A special thanks to @mancariii_ @whoishughlee and all who have helped with this event so far. #FightForAlz #SethRogen #LaurenMiller #EndAlz #HilarityForCharity #Boxing #FitLife … One of our photographers has participated at every event. She will be joining us for this 3rd one also. See her website: www.carolewoodsstudio.com! #PhotographyOnSite Carole Woods has been featured in @tcwmag
The Chicago native and actress is using her birthday as a funraiser for “Hilarity for Charity.” It’s a non-profit movement started by Seth and Lauren Rogan as a way to raise money and awareness in finiding a cure for Alzheimer’s disease.
Bochian is adding a sports twist to this by holding the fundraiser as part of class at Title Boxing in Evanston, with a $20 dollar donation getting a spot to participate in the session. The class will be taught by Cleveland Hughes.
“I have been contributing to the charity for the past 5 years & attending the Variety show in LA for the past 3 years. Last year, I wanted to get more involved and stated hosting small fitness events in the Chicagoland area to raise awareness about how health & fitness can help Alzheimer’s patients & also relieve the stress caretakers of Alzheimer’s patients may experience,” said Bochian in an email about her reasons for starting the event.
It has been an individual effort, with Bochian getting $10,000 worth in donations in six-and-a-half weeks of fundraising for Hilarity for Charity. Many of the items will be auctioned to further raise money for the effort, which you can read more about or donate here.
Not a bad way to spend birthday with activity in hopes of raising money for a charity. That’s how Ina’s going to celebrate in 2018.