Fundraising Events

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I had the honor of emceeing Mason Stern’s Bar Mitzvah. When he shared his thoughts for his mitzvah project, I decided that I would take a few moments to interview him. Mason took time to speak with the hardworking ladies of Komen Chicago about his thoughts and the reasons for choosing of cancer awareness for his mitzvah project. The youth in our country have a deep desire to help in ways that we sometimes overlook. I give this young man credit for doing something that matters to him. I’m proud that Charizma Entertainment has been involved with Komen Chicago for the past 6 years

Protect the Breast

Celebrating life at Komen Chicago

Celebrating life at Komen Chicago

In honor breast cancer awareness month, I want to share that Charizma is committed to adding our energy and enthusiasm to bring more attention to this cause. We have done this by performing at Komen events in Grand Rapids and Lansing Michigan, Madison, Wisconsin, and our nations capital, Washington, DC not to mention Chicago and Lombard, IL. There is a consistancy with the people that we meet that are excited to be there and have a story to tell. Susan G. Komen was a model who died in 1980 at the age of 36 after a three-year battle with breast cancer. Her younger sister, Nancy G. Brinker, founded the Susan G. Komen Foundation in her honor.  Brinker started the foundation in 1982 because of a promise she made to her dying sister to help women with breast cancer. Both believed that if women knew more about breast cancer and their choices, survival rates would increase. The foundation raises money for breast cancer research, organizes charity runs and walks and promotes self-advocacy and early detection. I have many friends and family members who have been affected by this horrible disease, thankfully they are still with us. Charizma will continue to do all it can to help the cause. Cancer does not discriminate. 

Charizma Cares: The Lexi Kazian Foundation Gala

This is another event we look forward to every year.  The Lexi Kazian Foundation – Helping from Heaven is an organization close to our hearts.  We provide an emcee, DJ, lighting and green screen photo booth for their annual gala every October.  This year’s gala was a Vegas theme – gambling tables, silent & live auctions and amazing food and drink at the Hilton Chicago Northbrook/Allgauer’s.  The fabulous decor was provided by Epic Events.  This is a great group that loves to dance!  They kept the party going ’til 1:00 am and most importantly raised a great amount of money to improve the quality & comfort of life for children with special needs.


Charizma Cares: Susan G Komen Race for the Cure – Chicago

We have the annual privilege of providing entertainment for the Susan G Komen Race for the Cure in Chicago and Lombard. These races bring together 10,000+ survivors, supporters, family and friends. The energy and love in from every person in the crowd is inspiring!

This organization is THE BEST entertainment company in the nation. Not only have I known Marz and Charizma for more than 20 years and their excellent services for weddings, bar/bat mitzvahs and events but also to see their gracious support of our cause “breast cancer”. The Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure reaches thousands of women and families and they make the event electrifying! Charizma is what differentiates our event from every other 5k/10k run walk at Grant Park in Chicago. 

Michael Ziener 
Executive Director 
Susan G. Komen for the Cure – Chicago