Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation Hosts Auto Show Charity Preview Parties

DETROIT–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Supporters of Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation (CHMF), one of
eight children’s charities benefiting from the 2017 Auto Show Charity
Preview, can enhance their festive evening at special pre- and
post-Preview parties. To thank individuals who designate CHMF as their
charity of choice for the Auto Show Preview, the Foundation will host a
complimentary pre-reception beginning at 4:30 p.m., January 13, 2017 at
the MGM Grand Detroit Casino and Hotel.

In addition, guests can extend their Charity Preview evening at CHMF’s
Big Shots, LITTLE STARS, a glamorous after-glow featuring a strolling
dinner, cocktails and entertainment by Kimmie Horne. Big Shots, LITTLE
STARS begins at 8:30 p.m. at MGM Grand. Complimentary transportation
will be provided to and from the Auto Show Charity Preview. Tickets are
$250 and are available by calling (313) 964-6994 or online at
CHMF is a 501(C) (3) charitable organization and proceeds will advance
children’s health through community-based and hospital programs, medical
research and education.

“We are very pleased that Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation was
again chosen as a recipient of the Auto Show Charity Preview and we are
especially grateful to the individuals who chose the Foundation as their
charity of choice. These funds will benefit Michigan children of all
ages,” said CHMF President and CEO Lawrence J. Burns.

Detroit resident Mable Jones is the Big Shots, LITTLE STARS event board
chair, and Royal Oak resident Luanne Thomas Ewald, CEO of Children’s
Hospital of Michigan, is event honorary chair. Lead event sponsors
include: MGM Grand Detroit, DMC Children’s Hospital of Michigan, AAA,
RDM Associates, Phoenix Innovate, Brinker/Barton Malow, and HOUR Media.

Auto Show Charity Preview tickets are required for Big Shots, LITTLE
STARS guests. Tickets are $400 ($390 tax-deductible) and are available
or by calling (888) 838-7500.

Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation

Established in 2003, the Foundation is dedicated to advancing the health
and healthcare of the children of Michigan. This is accomplished through
philanthropic support for pediatric medical education, research, and
community benefit programs. The Foundation granted $6.6 million in 2016
for 131 vital pediatric health initiatives. The Foundation is an
independent public charity governed by a community board of directors,
and is a 501(c) (3) charitable organization. Learn more at


Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation
Leslie Fleming, Director
of Communications and Annual Giving