RHA Raises $156,000 for the Local Fight Against Lung Disease at Annual CHILL Fundraiser

On Thursday, November 8, Respiratory Health Association participated in LuxeHome’s annual event, CHILL: An International Wine and Culinary Event at the historic Merchandise Mart.

Over 1,000 RHA guests sampled a variety of international wines and gourmet foods from Chicago’s premier restaurants to support Respiratory Health Association’s education, research, and policy change efforts.

RHA supporters take a break from the CHILL fun to smile for a photo.

RHA supporters take a break from the CHILL fun to smile for a photo.

Group enjoying their wine samples at CHILL 2018 in the historic Merchandise Mart.

Group enjoying their wine samples at CHILL 2018.

LuxeHome’s event supports three Chicago area charities–Respiratory Health Association is the longest standing charity beneficiary. The 2018 CHILL event marked RHA’s twelfth year participating.

In addition to ticket sales driven by the RHA host committee, the Association raises funds through an onsite wine pull sponsored by McGrath Lexus, silent auction and raffle.

This year, the silent auction offered packages like:

  • An all-inclusive 7-10 day vacation in St. Lucia
  • Two tickets to the Late Show with Stephen Colbert in New York City
  • A guest role in WTTW’s hit show Check, Please!

The success of the silent auction contributed to the overall $156,000 RHA raised for the local fight against lung disease. Thank you to all of our supporters who bid on items.

In addition to the silent auction, RHA is proud to host the Aaland Diamond Jewelers Raffle, with a gorgeous grand prize generously donated by Aaland Diamond Jewelers.

This year’s prizes:

Grand Prize:
One (1) diamond ring by AaLand Diamond Jewelers

Second Prize:
$500 restaurant gift card to Trattoria No. 10

Third Prize:
2015 Bogle Phantom Red Blend California 3L

If you missed CHILL, you can still get in on the raffle fun by purchasing tickets from the RHA website.

Tickets are available until December 14, 2018 11:30 AM CST or until 500 tickets are sold. Perfect timing for a wonderful holiday gift!

Thanks again to all of our CHILL host committee members and sponsors for your continued support of RHA and our vision of healthy lungs and clean air for all.

Revisit the fun of CHILL 2018 on RHA’s Flickr account.