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Hearts on Fire Hearts on Fire

a benefit concert for

Thousand Waves

Martial Arts and Self-Defense Center

featuring a special arrangement of classical pieces peformed by flutist Mark Alan Longo
and invited guest artists.

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
1220 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago, IL 606557


$25 in advance (purchase here)
$30 on day of performance

Light hors d'oeuvres and drinks will be served.

Ages 12+ invited to attend.

Mark Alan Longo Mark Alan Longo

All proceeds will directly support the vital programming at Thousand Waves, including:

Self-Defense and Violence Prevention
Thousand Waves has been designing and implementing practical and effective violence prevention, self-defense, and wellness programs since 1985. At our center, we offer short-term programs for individuals seeking skills to make their lives and communities safer.

ASK - Adaptive Seido Karate
People with disabilities experience violence at highly elevated rates and youth are among the most frequent targets of bullying. We felt it was very important to respond to this situation by creating an ongoing program to serve young people with disabilities. We were able to create a partnership with the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC), the Midwest's premier medical facility addressing the needs of individuals with physical challenges

Scholarship Assistance for All Programming
We are committed to expanding access to all of our programs and to serving diverse communities. Since 1990, the scholarship fund has distributed over $340,000 in direct tuition assistance, both to individuals seeking to train at our Center and to non-profit community organizations, allowing them to sponsor trainings for staff or clients.