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Chicago, IL, United States, 2007/10/02 - The 6th Annual Red Hot Gala benefiting the Primo Center for Women and Children will be held October 13, 2007. This year's featured performer is Jazz legend Arturo Sandoval.
Every year the Red Hot Gala prides itself on creating a party unlike any other in Chicago. The sixth annual Red Hot Gala entitled “Havana Nights” on Saturday, October 13, 2007 will be no exception as Jazz Great Arturo Sandoval headlines a night of great entertainment at the Murphy Auditorium at 50 East Erie Street.
The annual gala benefits the Primo Center for Women and Children (“PCWC”), a 120-day transitional shelter located on the west side of Chicago. The gala was created six years ago by mover-and-shakers in the Chicago real estate community, and this year the guest list has expanded to include some of the city’s top business professionals. Last year’s event raised over $400,000.
Sandoval, a protégé of the legendary jazz master Dizzy Gillespie, has won four Grammies, six Billboard Awards and an Emmy Award.
Quintin E. Primo III, Chairman of the Primo Center for Women and Children and Chairman and CEO of Capri Capital Partners in Chicago, is the Master of Ceremonies for the Cuban-themed event featuring the color and pageantry of Cuba.
"The Red Hot Gala is our most important fundraising event benefiting the Primo Center for Women and Children,” said Primo. “Without the support of the Chicago real estate community, PCWC would lack the resources to continue its progressive approach to break the cycle of homelessness for these mothers and their children.”
“The Red Hot Gala is the Chicago business community’s opportunity to really make a difference in the lives of others by raising funding to support the Primo Center for Women and Children’s mission of ending homelessness,” adds Randall K. Rowe, Chairman Green Courte Partners and PCWC Executive Board Member.
About Primo Center for Women and Children
PCWC (primocenter.org) is a non-profit, 501 (c) (3), 120-day transitional homeless center located in the West Garfield neighborhood of Chicago. PCWC is a national role model, because of its unique living conditions that feature private and semi-private rooms for moms and their kids. Families are assigned and receive counseling, support services, job training and education.