First Taste of Summer: Ben-A-Fit 6 on 5.20.17


Join us for an evening of music, food, wine and beer and get a sneak peek at our groundbreaking brand new Aspire Career Academy! This 6th annual Ben-A-Fit event for Aspire Careers and Aspire Living was founded by Ben Adelman, who wanted to give back to Aspire for the help he received as a child and now as an adult. Today, Ben works at Superior Ambulance, his dream job, and lives with housemates in the community. This event benefits adults with disabilities such as autism, Down syndrome and cerebral palsy, as Aspire.

General admission tickets are $50.

Aspire’s First Taste of Summer: Ben-A-Fit 6
Saturday, May 20
4-8 p.m.
Aspire | 4110 Litt Dr, Hillside, IL 60162


Come on out and enjoy lots of food, fun and friends!

  • Tours of the brand new Aspire Career Academy
  • Live bands including Spakl and Liquidated Damages, followed by Stevie Swing crooning hits by Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin
  • Beer garden featuring craft brews
  • Food trucks
  • Grand Prize Raffle – Win a trip to any available RCI resort in the world, donated by Marc Adelman!
  • Let Lyft get you to and from First Taste! Use Lyft Code ASPIRE17 and get 20% off two rides (up to $5 each ride)


Aspire’s First Taste of Summer: Ben-A-Fit 6 is a celebration of the successes and personal growth of individuals with a developmental disability participating in Aspire’s programs. The event was founded by Marc Adelman and his son Ben who has participated in Aspire programs for many years. Despite having Cerebral Palsy, Ben set out to achieve three goals in his life – to live in the community, to work in the emergency medical field and to volunteer for the fire department. With Aspire’s help, Ben has achieved all three goals!

This year, we celebrate the success of KAREN KUSCH! When Karen started with Aspire a year and a half ago, she had a plan – she wanted to move into a more independent living arrangement and work in her community. Karen not only has accomplished both of these goals, she’s advocated for herself and her peers, helping others get jobs as well. 

Watch Ben’s Story




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