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City of Hope Annual REACH Social Rocks The House Of Blues


The biggest names in Chicago real estate took the stage Thursday in front of a full-capacity crowd at the House of Blues for the 20th anniversary of the REACH Social.

Presented by Golub & Co, the show featured six bands made up of industry executives. The 2016 lineup included: Dr. BombayLiquidated DamagesMad CowSpaklThe Square Feets and The Tall Guys.

Event chairs Lee Golub and Rick DuPraw of Leopardo, led the effort to raise over $350k in a single evening.

Doug Kenrick, a senior Wintel engineer with Heidrick & Struggles (pictured above with his band Mad Cow), has performed since the event began in 1996. Kenrick tells Bisnow, “The reason we’re all so involved is that we get to play rock star AND raise money for an incredible cause! What could be better than that?”

Funds raised benefit City of Hope, where doctors partner with scientists to transform laboratory breakthroughs into treatments that outsmart cancer, diabetes and HIV/AIDS. The event has sold out year after year and the 20th was no exception, bringing the total funds raised to over $4M since the event’s inception.