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Unsung Heroes

| March 14, 2013 | Parties

THE PARTY WGN’s Ted Brunson hosted the fifth annual Autism Speaks Heroes Bash at Sushi Samba to honor individuals active in supporting the local autism awareness community. THE SCENE More than 250 generous guests indulged in a premium open bar provided by Pernod Ricard and Crown Imports, along with tastings of Chivas Regal Scotch and Olmeca Altos tequila. DJ Jason Kalendr spun the tunes as guests particpated in a silent auction and raffle, and sampled from the restaurant’s sushi stations. Among the notable guests were nightlife guru Billy Dec, former Chicago Bears captain Gary Fencik and Ed Swiderski of ABC’s Bachelorette. THE HIGHLIGHTS Carly Sproul Cook and Lynn Pedotto were named this year’s Chicago Autism Speaks Heroes of the Year. Both women were recognized for their outstanding dedication to the organization. Photography by David Dorton & Nick French



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