CHICAGO, Ill. — A concert honoring those who serve in the military, veterans, and their families is happening Saturday, November 12 outside Chicago.
America Salutes You performers include pop legend Cyndi Lauper, multi -platinum selling singer/songwriter Gavin DeGraw, country music legend Wanda Jackson, rapper Hoodie Allen, Gospel Grammy winner CeCe Winans, world-renowned tenor Anthony Kearns, bluegrass legend Ricky Skaggs, rising country star Tegan Marie, singer/songwriter Savannah Maddison and many others.
The National Anthem will be performed by Chicago’s Jim Cornelison, the tenor who sings at Chicago Blackhawks home games.
Comedian Tom Dreesen will emcee the concert and celebrity presenters include actor David Eigenberg (Chicago Fire) and Joelle Carter (Chicago Justice/Justified).
AT&T is sponsoring a Text to Donate campaign. Beginning Saturday, November 12th, anyone can text FREEDOM to 80077 to donate $10 to America Salutes You Campaign, a McCormick Foundation Fund. Message and data rates may apply. Your $10 donation will appear on your wireless bill or will be deducted from your prepaid balance.
Fundraising costs are covered by the Robert R. McCormick Foundation. This ensures 100% of all funds raised will be granted to non-profit organizations helping veterans, service members and their families across the country such as: Give an Hour, ThanksUSA, Easterseals Dixon Center for Military and Veterans Services, the Bob Woodruff Foundation, TAPS, Snowball Express, Illinois Joining Forces and Honor Flights.
The concert is entirely paid for by sponsorships; no donation money is being used for concert expenses.
Checks payable to: America Salutes You Campaign
America Salutes You Campaign
23912 Network Place
Chicago, IL 60673-1239