Pancake Breakfast Benefiting Get Behind the Vest

Matt O'Shea, Alderman - 19th Ward/City of Chicago

Illinois Local

“19th Ward Alderman Matthew O’Shea will host his third annual pancake breakfast benefiting the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation’s “Get Behind the Vest” initiative, on Sunday, February 26, 2017 at St. John Fisher School, 10200 S. Washtenaw Ave., from 8:00 am – 12 pm. Admission is $5 per person or $25 for families.

O’Shea began hosting the pancake breakfast in 2015, and together with school fundraisers throughout the Beverly, Mount Greenwood and Morgan Park community, has raised over $53,000 for the Get Behind the Vest initiative.

In addition to the pancake breakfast, Ald. O’Shea will once again be working with local schools to organize “dress down days” and other student-based fundraisers to raise additional funds for bullet proof vests.

Bullet proof vests need to be replaced every five years, at a cost to police officers of about five hundred dollars or more. Over the past three years, the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation has replaced thousands of outdated bullet proof vests currently in use by Chicago Police Officers. The organization now works to provide an additional five hundred vests per year to help ensure the safety of our officers.”

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