“I was lucky to have a lot of organizations that got me out of my hospital room and showed me that I could still do athletic things and achieve athletic accomplishments,” said Melissa Stockwell, a Paralympian and award-winning paratriathlete. “It proved to me that losing a leg didn’t have to stop me from doing anything I wanted to do.” Stockwell has spent the latter part of her week providing such inspiration and motivation to others at …
Women celebrating women is a concept close to Cheeky’s heart; that’s why we want to give a shout-out to Chicago local Susan Garcia Trieschmann, a Woman of Worth honoree by L’Oréal Paris. Susan is nominated for her outstanding work with Curt’s Café in Evanston, a non-profit restaurant that provides training and support for at-risk youth. At Curt’s Café, patrons are able to “dine with a purpose”: They support their communities and enjoy delicious grub. Susan is one of ten remarkable women across the country to be nominated for the Woman of Worth award. She, along with the other nominees, will receive $10,000 for her charitable cause and will be acknowledged at an awards … Read more
Every day, day-in and day-out, we hear of problems and paradoxes burdening individuals, communities, countries… It is overwhelming to think about, let alone develop solutions for them. Where do you start? According to Kevin Conroy Smith, you build a network. Sounds so simple right? Guess what… it is! “I’m not going to change the world, but my network can.” With Smith’s devout belief in the power of networking, he set out to make a difference by connecting his astute social and professional circles with Habitat for Humanity International, where he sits on the Executive Board and is Chair for the International Young Professionals Board, to tackle poverty issues. Hence: The Habitat for Humanity Series. The Habitat … Read more
The bad thing about covering events is it’s after the fact and you have to read about good times missed-out-on like last Friday’s WinterEscape at the Hard Rock Hotel. Sorry, I’m not sorry, you’re about to kick yourself. However, if you were there, let’s relive the night, eh? With a toy donation entry ensuring Ronald McDonald House tykes have a happy holiday season, guests attended a collaborative and fabulous benefit thrown by CheekyChicago and VitaminWater: A partially hosted bar with specialty VW drinks kept peeps hydrated and havin’ a hoot (mixing H2O and booze is the ultimate—healthy, yes, but totally dodges a hangover—trust!), in addition to stacked tunage for listening. Entertainment included … Read more
She is fun, fabulous and fierce. She is chic, intelligent and in-the-know. But most of all, the Cheeky chick is the kind of woman who embraces, admires, respects, smiles at and opens her heart to other fabulous chicks. Now THAT'S Cheeky, darling!