Tuesday, August 14, 2007

This Sunday's CAF tours benefit family of docent Steve O'Rourke

The Chicago Architecture Foundation will donate all money from its walking tours leaving from the ArchiCenter Shop, 224 South Michigan, this Sunday, August 19, 2007, to the family of Rachel McKee, whose husband Steve O’Rourke, a popular CAF docent, lost his life in a hit and run accident on July 18th, leaving behind wife Rachel and three young children, ages 9, 4 and 1.
“Steve was an enthusiastic and devoted volunteer and loved to give CAF tours, especially those teaching young children about the “secrets of skyscrapers.” CAF volunteers and staff will join together on August 19th to give the tours Steve cherished so much to raise money to help support his family. Special Structure: The Secret of Skyscrapers tours will be given for families in Steve’s honor. All of CAF’s regularly scheduled walking tours will also be given in tribute to Steve, and the money collected will be donated to the Rachel McKee Family Assistance Fund.”
Walking tour tickets will be the regular price of $15.00 for adults, $12.00 for students and seniors. A special slideshow companion to Erik Larson’s best-selling novel, Devil in the White City will be shown and narrated by CAF docents, with a minimum entry charge of $20.00 CAF will also be collecting individual donations at the event, and through on-line contributions.

Reservations are suggested - for CAF members through Member Services at 312/922.3432 x230, and for non-members at ticketmaster on-line or at 312/902.1500.

See information on the full schedule of tours here.

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