RED ReStories

Remember Everyone Deployed

Our key focus is to combat social isolation, create powerful experiences, and foster a sense of belonging within communities affected by 9/11 tragedy and by deployment.

Submit a RED ReStory tribute below to honor an active or veteran service member of first responder.

2023 RED ReStories

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Honoree Information

What is the full name of the person you are honoring?
What was/is their role or title in their service (e.g., firefighter, police officer, Army Sergeant, etc.)?
Which military branch or first responder department did they serve in?

Service Details

When did they start and end their service?
Were there any key responsibilities or missions they were part of?
Where did they serve? This could be specific cities, states, or even countries.
Did they receive any commendations, awards, or honors for their service?

Personal Impact

What inspired them to become a first responder or join the military? Challenges: What challenges did they face and how did they overcome them? Proudest Moment: What was their proudest moment during their service?
What challenges did they face and how did they overcome them?
What was their proudest moment during their service?

Emotional and Community Aspect

How has their service impacted their family or loved ones?
Have they been involved in their community outside of their service role?

Personal Anecdotes

If possible, a quote from the honoree about their service, challenges, or experiences.
Is there a memorable story or anecdote that encapsulates their character or service?

Additional Information

Do you have any photos that could accompany their story?
Accepted file types: jpg, gif, png, Max. file size: 10 MB.
Is there anything specific you would like included in the story, like a thank-you message to someone or a mention of people who served alongside them?

Contact Information

How are you related or connected to the honoree?

Individual Tickets

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First Look for Charity 2023 Tickets

Official Hotel


Hyatt Regency McCormick Place

The Chicago Auto Show is proud to announce its continued partnership with the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place as the official hotel for the 2023 Chicago Auto Show.

Just a 5-minute indoor walk from the McCormick Place show floor, experience modern guestrooms and sweeping views of the Chicago Skyline. Overnight guests of the hotel will receive a 15% discount at our multiple on-site food and beverage outlets.

The negotiated rate for First Look for Charity, scheduled for Friday, February 10 is $143*. Internet and health club/pool access is included with the price of the room.

Vehicle Giveaway

One highlight of the First Look for Charity is the vehicle giveaway. Over the years, lucky winners have driven off with the keys to 50 vehicles, including a Chevrolet Corvette and Dodge Viper. Any attendee who has purchased a ticket is eligible to win. However, the winner must be present at the time of the drawing.

This year, the giveaway vehicles are a 2023 Honda CR-V Touring Hybrid or a 2023 Subaru Crosstrek Sport. Winner must be present at the time of the drawing.

[1] A random drawing of ticket stubs for all attendees at the First Look for Charity Event with be made upon open stage during the course of the event. Vehicle(s) will be awarded at that time. If the owner of the winning ticket stub drawn fails to claim prize within a reasonable time, as determined solely by the Chicago Auto Trade Association, his right to the vehicle will be forfeited and an additional ticket stub will be drawn. The odds of winning depend upon the number of ticket stubs collected. Substitutions for the vehicle are not permitted; there are no cash award alternatives. Void where prohibited by law. Winner agrees to permit the Chicago Automobile Trade Association and/or the First Look for Charity Foundation to use his/her picture for future publicity and promotion without compensation. Winner further agrees to provide name, address and Social Security number to the Chicago Automobile Trade Association and/or the First Look for Charity Foundation, and to be responsible for any and all taxes, including Federal and State income taxes, state and local sales taxes or excise taxes, as applicable. Winner further acknowledges that he/she will be provided a Federal Form 1099 at year end indicating the full value of the prize awarded.