Tour Dates Announced for “Finding Chika”

Most of the following events are ticketed and include a signed hardcover copy of the book, and some even raise funds for DIPG research and other great causes in celebration of the release of Finding Chika, in stores November 5, 2019.

More events in Michigan will be added in November and December, as well as additional events in January and February.

Read all about Finding Chika here.

Oct
26
Sat
Defeat DIPG Dream Big Gala – Rockville, MD
Oct 26 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Join us for a magical and exciting evening to support childhood brain cancer research!
The 3rd Annual Defeat DIPG Dream Big Gala raises funds for research for a cure for DIPG, the deadliest childhood brain cancer.  This important and meaningful evening will include festive cocktails and passed hors d’oeuvres, followed by a delicious seated dinner.  Guests will have the opportunity to bid on a range of fantastic items, including *dream* experiences, in our exciting silent and live auction.
The event features special guest speaker and honoree Mitch Albom. Guests will have the incredible opportunity to hear Mitch Albom speak live about a beautiful little girl named Chika who transformed his and his wife Janine’s life.  Mitch and Janine brought Chika to Michigan from an orphanage in Haiti to become a part of their family, after receiving the devastating news that she was diagnosed with DIPG.
Mr. Albom will be releasing “Chika:  A Little Girl, An Earthquake, and the Making of a Family” in November 2019, and all gala attendees will receive an autographed copy of the book upon its release.  Mr. Albom is an internationally renowned and best-selling author, journalist, screenwriter, playwright, radio and television broadcaster and musician. His books have collectively sold more than 39 million copies worldwide.
Event Emcee Tommy McFly, the dynamic host of The Tommy Show and contributor on NBC4Washington, will take us through the program.  After dinner, mingle with old and new friends and dance the night away on our dance floor.
Nov
5
Tue
An Evening with Mitch Albom – The Brooke Healey Foundation – NJ
Nov 5 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

You probably know New Jersey native Mitch Albom from his previous books, notably, “Tuesdays With Morrie” and “The Five People You Meet in Heaven.”  What you might not know is that his daughter Chika is a DIPG angel. 

Join The Brooke Healey Foundation for an Evening with Mitch Albom. Stefani Healey, Co-President of The Brooke Healey Foundation will speak about her journey as it relates to Mitch’s. Then, Mitch will talk about his new book “Finding Chika,” a poignant memoir that celebrates Chika, a young Haitian orphan whose short life would forever change his heart.

When: Tuesday, November 5, 7:30pm (6:30pm for VIP entry)

Where: The Pingry School, Hauser Auditorium, Basking Ridge, NJ

VIP Tickets: $100 (includes meet and greet with Mitch Albom before the main event)

General Admission: $30

A signed copy of the book is included with all registrations.

All proceeds benefit The Brooke Healey Foundation whose mission is to help families dealing with pediatric cancer, support targeted DIPG research and award scholarships to civically active student.

MITCH ALBOM is an internationally renowned and best-selling author, journalist, screenwriter, playwright, radio and television broadcaster and musician. His books have collectively sold more than 39 million copies worldwide; have been published in 45 languages around the world; and have been made into Emmy Award-winning and critically-acclaimed television movies.

Nov
6
Wed
Mitch Albom on the Making of a Family – NYC
Nov 6 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

After writing Tuesdays With Morrie, the bestselling memoir of all time, Mitch Albom largely confined himself to fiction writing – and trying to follow Morrie’s lessons. One involved “giving to others.” So after Haiti’s devastating 2010 earthquake, Albom took over the operations of an orphanage there and has visited monthly ever since.

In 2015, when a lively five-year-old orphan named Chika was diagnosed with a brain tumor, Albom and his wife Janine brought her to America, hoping U.S. medicine could quickly heal her. Instead, she became part of their lives and as they traveled the world in search of a cure, they grew into an unlikely family.

Just as he passed along Morrie’s lessons to millions of readers, Albom is now sharing that emotionally rich story in his new book, CHIKA: A little girl, an earthquake, and the making of a family .

The Streicker Center is honored to welcome Mitch Albom, author of seven #1 New York Times bestsellers, to our stage.

* Ticket includes a copy of the book

Nov
8
Fri
The Spring Lake, NJ Public Library Presents Mitch Albom
Nov 8 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Join The Spring Lake Public Library and BookTowne in Welcoming NYT Bestselling Author Mitch Albom to the Spring Lake Community House Theater with his new poignant memoir Finding Chika

Seats are general admission, and the $10 Event Fee is nonrefundable. Every person that attends this event will receive a copy of Finding Chika as a gift from The Spring Lake Library:  This book can be autographed by Mitch Albom after the event, and additional books will be available for purchase.

maximum of four tickets per person. Larger groups will have to purchase separately. If more than four tickets are selected, we will still only process the sale of four tickets.

Nov
9
Sat
Evening with Mitch Albom at Kesher Israel – Philadelphia
Nov 9 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

In honor of our 125th anniversary, Kesher Israel is  proud to present . . .

AN EVENING WITH MITCH ALBOM

When Chika, a resident of the Haiti orphanage Albom established, is diagnosed with a brain tumor, Mitch and his wife Janine bring her to America for treatment. Chika becomes a permanent part of their household, and their lives, as they embark on a two-year, around-the-world journey to find a cure. The five-year-old Chika’s boundless optimism and humor teach the Alboms the joys of caring for a child, he learns that a relationship built on love, no matter what blows it takes, can never be lost.

Finding Chika, Albom’s newest book, is a celebration of a girl, her adoptive guardians, and the incredible bond they formed—a devastatingly beautiful portrait of what it means to be a family, regardless of how it is made. This is Albom at his most poignant and vulnerable.

TICKETS

$50.00 – SINGLE ADMISSION (1 TICKET WITH 1 BOOK)

$75.00 – DOUBLE ADMISSION (2 TICKETS WITH 1 BOOK)

Nov
13
Wed
The Book Keeper and Rayjon Present An Evening with Mitch Albom – Sarnia, Ontario
Nov 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

*Ticket price includes a copy of the book

Nov
14
Thu
An Evening with Mitch Albom – Boca Raton
Nov 14 @ 7:00 pm – Nov 21 @ 8:30 pm

Enjoy an evening of conversation with Mitch Albom on personal experiences, connections to Judaism and stories from his brand new book, “Finding Chika: A Little Girl, and Earthquake, and the Making of a Family.”

Nov
15
Fri
Gigs for Digs 2019 / Detroit Launch of Finding Chika
Nov 15 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Live from the iconic Detroit Opera House, Gigs for Digs will present its 5th annual special benefit concert featuring the best of Detroit’s talent, including:

*R&B recording artist and performer Apropos
*Legendary bBlues performer Thornetta Davis, and
*International recording artist, Thomas McClary’s Commodores Experience, with such hits as “Easy,” “Brick House,” “All Night Long,” “Nightshift,” and many more!

It promises to be a night to remember including Detroit’s launching of Mitch Albom’s new book, Finding Chika: a Little Girl, an Earthquake, and the Making of a Family. All tickets include a signed copy! And and a Humble Design specialty T-shirt!

Mitch will also moderate conversations on stage with HUMBLE DESIGN Founders Treger and Rob Strasberg, those our organizations have serves, and other special guests.

VIP includes valet parking, separate entrance, pre-show reception with Treger & Rob Strasberg, Mitch Albom, Thornetta Davis, and Thomas McClarry, with open bar, live music, and premium seating on the main floor for the program and show.

Humble Design and SAY Detroit have enjoyed a partnership for many years, helping families in this region transition out of homelessness and into their own homes by rebuilding existing homes, designing and furnishing them, and giving each family a safe, secure environment in which to grow and thrive.

Nov
17
Sun
The National Writers Series of Traverse City
Nov 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
The National Writers Series of Traverse City @ Traverse City Opera House

National Writers Series is a A Year Round Book Festival

Tickets go on sale to Friends of NWS on Monday, July 22, and to the general public on July 29.

“A Love Story Transcending Itself”

#1 New York Times bestselling author Mitch Albom returns to nonfiction to celebrate Chika, a Haitian orphan whose short life forever changed his heart. Chika Jeune was born three days before the earthquake that decimated Haiti in 2010. When her mother died giving birth to a baby brother, Chika was brought to the Have Faith Haiti Orphanage operated by Albom in Port Au Prince.

As a self-assured three-year-old, Chika delighted the other kids and teachers, but at age five, she became critically ill.  Mitch and his wife, Janine, brought Chika home to Detroit for medical help, but were unable to save Chika from an inoperable brain tumor. Yet she taught them that a relationship built on love, no matter what blows it takes, can never be lost. Told in hindsight, this is Albom at his most poignant and vulnerable.

Stage conversation and Q&A with author
Post-event book signing

Tickets

General Admission

  • $35/Includes one ticket and a hardcover copy of “Finding Chika”
  • $50/Includes two tickets and a hardcover copy of “Finding Chika”

Premium Reserved Seating

  • $45/Including a ticket and a hardcover copy of “Finding Chika
  • $70/Includes two tickets and a hardcover of “Finding Chika”
Nov
19
Tue
Nehemiah Project’s 50th Anniversary Dinner – Milwaukee
Nov 19 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

The Nehemiah Project invites you to celebrate our 50th Anniversary on Tuesday,Nov 19 at Hilton in Milwaukee. Author Mitch Albom will highlight the evening with his keynote, “How One Life Touches Another.” A gathering of old & new friends promises to be a night to remember.

Nov
20
Wed
An Evening with Mitch Albom – Maddie’s Mark & Fingerpaint – Troy, NY
Nov 20 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Join us as we welcome beloved #1 New York Times bestselling author Mitch Albom for the launch of his latest book, Finding Chika: A Little Girl, an Earthquake, and the Making of a Family.

 

RUN OF SHOW:

5:15 PM Doors open for VIP ticket holders

5:45 PM: Doors open for Preferred and General Admission ticket holders

6:30 PM – 830 PM: Program with signing

 

VIP TICKETS ($60): pre-program, pre-signing with Mitch Albom, personalized copy of Finding Chika, premiere reserved seating, program with Mitch Albom

PREFERRED TICKETS ($35): pre-signed copy of Finding Chika, program with Mitch Albom

GENERAL ADMISSION ($25): copy of Finding Chika, program with Mitch Albom

**Tickets are non-refundable but are transferable

Nov
21
Thu
Reading With Robin Presents: Mitch Albom in Providence
Nov 21 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us as we welcome beloved #1 New York Times bestselling author Mitch Albom to Rhode Island for the launch of his latest book, Finding Chika: A Little Girl, an Earthquake, and the Making of a Family

For over twenty years Mitch Albom has shown readers what it means to be human. He writes the books you pour over time and time again, the books that you passionately force friends and family to read, the books that linger in your bones long after you’ve finished them. His latest book, and first work of nonfiction in over a decade, Finding Chika: A Little Girl, an Earthquake, and the Making of a Family is no exception. Please see below for ticket information and more about the book.

RUN OF SHOW:

6-645PM: VIP registration and reception

6-645PM: General Admission registration

7-9PM: Program with signing

VIP TICKETS ($100): pre-program reception (lite bites, 1 drink ticket, pre-signing with Mitch Albom), personalized copy of Finding Chika, premiere reserved seating, program with Mitch Albom

GENERAL ADMISSION ($40): personalized copy of Finding Chika and program with Mitch Albom

**Tickets are non-refundable but are transferable

Nov
22
Fri
WhyNotDevin Foundation to End DIPG – Framingham, MA
Nov 22 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Nov
29
Fri
Barnes & Noble – Rochester Hills, MI
Nov 29 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Dec
1
Sun
Barnes & Noble – Livonia
Dec 1 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Dec
2
Mon
Economic Club of Southwestern Michigan
Dec 2 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Part of the upcoming 2019-20 Economic Club of Southwestern Michigan Speakers Series hosted by The Mendel Center at Lake Michigan College.

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www.TheMendelCenter.com or contact The Mendel Center Box Office at (269) 927-8700 option 1, weekdays 10 am to 6 pm.

The Economic Club of Southwestern Michigan enters its 76th season. It has brought more than 435 world leaders, politicians, newsmakers, and experts to the region. The goal of this non-partisan series is to provide unique opportunities for personal and community growth by presenting a wide spectrum of ideas and viewpoints through commentary by innovative, energizing, and insightful national and international speakers.

 

 

Dec
4
Wed
Book Tour – Kensington Church – Troy, MI
Dec 4 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Details to be announced

Dec
10
Tue
An Evening with Mitch Albom – Oshman Family JCC – Palo Alto, CA
Dec 10 @ 10:30 pm – 12:30 am

#1 internationally renowned and bestselling author, Mitch Albom, returns to nonfiction with Chika: A Little Girl, An Earthquake, And The Making Of A Family. With this book, the author of Tuesdays With Morrie returns to nonfiction for the first time in over a decade to celebrate Chika, a young Haitian orphan whose short life would forever change his heart.

$25: General Public Ticket and Book Bundle

$22: Members and J-Pass Holders Ticket and Book Bundle

 

 

Dec
13
Fri
Barnes & Noble – Shelby Township
Dec 13 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Dec
16
Mon
Book Tour Event – Concord, NH
Dec 16 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Details to be announced.

Dec
18
Wed
Barnes & Noble – Huron Village
Dec 18 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Jan
14
Tue
Hospice of Marion County – Ocala, FL
Jan 14 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Details to be announced

Jan
20
Mon
Community Hospice – Ohio
Jan 20 @ 12:00 am – 12:00 am
Jan
21
Tue
Calvin University January Series – Grand Rapids, MI
Jan 21 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Author, columnist, radio host, and philanthropist Mitch Albom is an inspiration around the world. His books, including the New York Times Bestselling Tuesdays with Morrie, have sold over 39 million copies and have been translated into over 45 languages. While nationally recognized for his sports writing at the Detroit Press, Albom is perhaps best known for the themes of hope and kindness that weave through his books, plays, and films. In his talks and presentations, he brings the same inspiring message of community building, giving, and purpose. He is the founder of 10 charities, nine in Detroit and one in Haiti. His latest book, Finding Chicka, marks his return to nonfiction for the first time in more than a decade as a memoir that celebrates Chika, a young Haitian orphan whose short life would forever change his heart. It is a book about the making of a family and our responsibility to abandoned children worldwide.

Feb
5
Wed
CUES Future Summit 2020 – Detroit
Feb 5 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

Details to be announced

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