On April 23, the red carpet rolled out at Studio Paris nightclub in Chicago for hometown favorite Jenny McCarthy and a crowd of more than 350 attendees, as the beautiful blonde model, actress, talk show host and author hosted the 6th Annual Rescue Our Angels fundraiser for Generation Rescue. (McCarthy is president of Generation Rescue, the leading national organization providing hope, information and immediate treatment assistance to families affected by autism spectrum disorders.) Rescue Our Angels, founded by Chicagoans Pete and Michele Doyle, is an event that aims to raise awareness of autism and generate funds to support families dealing with an autism diagnosis.
As guests sipped champagne, McCarthy (who donned a stunning white and black dress and modeled a dramatic long bob with subtle pink streaks) shared about her family’s autism journey and made a big announcement: Generation Rescue, which has provided medical grants to a record-breaking 400 families to date, is launching a new campaign to raise $1 million and reach an additional 400 children by Dec. 31, 2013. McCarthy also honored Rescue Our Angels founders Pete and Michele Doyle with an honorary award at the event, which featured a live and silent auction and special musical guest vocalist Madi Wolf. VIPs at the fabulous fete included McCarthy, Jacqueline and Chris Laurita (the Real Housewives of New Jersey), Doug Clerget (The Bachelorette), Alexis Wineman (2013 People’s Choice Winner, Miss America) and Madi Wolf (vocalist), among many others.