Rising to the Challenge 2020!

7:00 p.m. CT

In a year like no other, when the COVID-19 crisis has made mental health support all the more essential, we will gather with our community virtually for a night of fun and fundraising!

Register and reserve your tickets by November 20th for access to pre-party surprises and a chance to win a special prize in our early bird drawing!

This year, join in the celebration from the comfort of your own home! What to wear? Your house, your choice! 🙂 Feel free to get in the spirit by wearing Turning Point orange … or whatever you choose!  We would love to see your party-at-home selfies!

We are honored to welcome to this year’s event Master of Ceremonies, Christian Farr of NBC5 News!

Our virtual event will feature some familiar faces, special guests, announcement of our raffle winner, and a dazzling live and silent auction!

The Live Auction will feature:

  • Seven-night, all-inclusive stay for two at the Moon Palace Resort on the beach south of Cancun, Mexico!
  • Weeklong stay in Switzerland for your family of four or two couples in the Alpine village of Salouf!
  • Three-night stay at Lamar Valley Cabins just outside Yellowstone National Park for your family of up to six! Includes a DVD of “Great Yellowstone Thaw” personally autographed to the winner by wildlife filmmaker Jeff Hogan!
  • Please see all the details of these exciting auction packages on our event site HERE!

Our Silent Auction is now open for bidding!

RAFFLE Grand Prize: VIP Night at the Movies! Celebrate the holidays and bring some sparkle into your winter months with a private VIP movie screening at The New 400 Theater in Chicago! You and up to 24 guests will enjoy a movie theater screening with complimentary soda and popcorn! You bring the DVD or log onto your streaming account at the theater. Enjoy the screening on your own, bring your quarantine pod to watch your favorite holiday movie, treat your valentine to a special romantic night out for Valentine’s Day, watch Groundhog’s Day on Groundhog’s Day … you choose! Subject to availability and expires 05/31/2021. Details and tickets on our event site HERE! Raffle tickets $20 each, 3 for $50. Raffle sales will close and drawing will take place on 12/03/2020 at Noon CT and winner will be announced during the Rising to the Challenge virtual benefit.

WHERE DO I SIGN UP??  For this first virtual benefit we are offering FREE admission!  Or, if you choose, you can purchase Premium Tickets at only $25 each and receive a special Turning Point 50th anniversary cloth mask for any ticket you purchase with our sincere thanks! TICKETS & INFORMATION HERE!

PLEASE NOTE: Just like when you attend our in-person benefit, you will be asked for a credit card when you register. This will facilitate any bidding or donations that you choose to make later, but of course the card will only be charged if you make a purchase, or a donation, or make a winning auction bid. You will NOT be charged any fee to attend the online event unless you opt for Premium Tickets. We ask that you please reserve each person in your party individually, or that each person registers themselves with their unique email and cell phone number, so that everyone will have their own registration and each person will be kept informed on all updates!​

All proceeds from the event will support Turning Point Behavioral Health Care Center, an award-winning 501(c)3 non-profit outpatient mental health center that exists to provide solid support, when you need it most. For over 50 years, we have remained committed to providing expert, affordable and compassionate care.  Last year, Turning Point served approximately 1,300 clients, both children and adults from throughout the Chicago metro area, approximately 90% of whom were low income.  In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we creatively shifted our programs to virtual formats so as to continue serving as an essential resource for our community. As always, we remain fully committed to our mission of providing solid support, when you need it most.

If you are interested in making a donation to Turning Point today, please visit our donation page HERE and THANK YOU so much for your generous support!

Any questions? Please contact us at (847)933-0051 x 442.