MS Summer Escape Registration 2024

 4-day MS Fundraiser Weekend

Hosted by Michelle Kuhn and Laura Machonis 

to benefit MS Crop for a Cause 

Thursday, July 18 (1pm) to Sunday, July 21 (5pm)

Prefill Information

 The Weekend is FULL

If you are receiving this message we are either almost sold out or sold out. Please email Laura at to find out if there is space left or to be on a wait list. Do not submit this form as we do not receive any info. Please include the event you wish to attend and how many spots you need. We would hate to over sell this event and  disappoint anyone. Thank you so much for your continued support!

All crafters welcome! Come join us for a fun weekend raising money for MS.

Bring a group or come alone-you’re sure to have a great time!

What:  A charity fundraiser weekend. Bring your own projects to work on. There will also be great breakout classes.

Where: Westin Chicago Northwest 400 Park Blvd, Itasca, IL

When: Thurs July 18 (1pm) to Sun July 21 (5 pm) come and go as you please

Cost: EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT $150-1 month before event price increases to $175

  • As this is a fundraiser, all sales are final (no refunds or credits). You may transfer your registration to another person.

Additional Details:

  • Our weekend events are for those 21 years and older. If you are interested in events that include children and teens, please look into our day events.
  • We will follow CDC guidelines at the time of the event.

What is included in the full weekend?

  • 24 hour access to craft room

  • Your own table

  • You will be seated near your friends, as long as everyone is registered 1 month prior to the event

  • Welcome gift

  • Raffle tickets for purchase

  • Free door prize give-a-ways

  • Opportunity to participate in great break out classes

  • We will bring our famous Bargain Area for your shopping needs  

  • Electricity at your table

What is not included?

  • Food/Drinks: Outside food/beverages are not allowed in the crop room. There are 3 restaurants on site and many options nearby. The Westin has beautiful areas, inside and outside, to eat if you bring in your food. All drinks must be in a non-clear covered cup.

  • The registration fee does not include lodging.

Information for the person attending-please use the same exact name every time you register for all of our events. Otherwise, it creates another account with a different name in our system.

Crop Information
Crop for a Cause Cancellation Policy: As this is a fundraiser donations are non-refundable, however tickets are transferable to another guest. Please email us with the person’s name and email so we can get all info to them. We reserve the right to cancel the weekend is there is not a minimum of 20 people. In the event of this we will offer you an alternative weekend or refund your money.

Crop for a Cause Food/Beverage Liability PolicyThe Westin has generously waived the required food and beverage minimum for our event. In return we are have agreed not to bring any food/beverage into the conference room that has not been purchased directly from the hotel. The deli down the hall is not a part of the Westin hotel. There are many areas in the lobby to relax and enjoy anything you have brought in from outside the hotel. If you violate this policy and any damages occur, you will be solely responsible for any costs/fees charged and will not be allowed to attend this event in the future. We also must insist that everyone use a non-clear covered cup for any beverage consumption including water. We will have them to purchase if you do not have one.
Crop for a Cause Disclaimer: I understand that equipment may cause injury if not used correctly. I agree to hold harmless Crop for a Cause and all volunteers at the event. Crop for a Cause will be held harmless against any loss, expenses, damages and liabilities in the event of injury or accident that may occur at a Crop for a Cause event. Crop for a Cause will not be held responsible for damages, lost or stolen items. I understand that by attending our events, I consent to the use of photos in which I may appear. We also reserve the right to cancel or move a Weekend Retreat to another location or date and if you choose to make hotel reservations on your own instead of using the “hotel room block” we are not responsible for the cost and or/refund for the cost of your hotel reservations. Crop for a Cause 126 Amherst Dr Bartlett, IL 60103  UPDATED Cancellation Policy & Retreat Disclaimer 3-29-2018

 Hotel Information
Westin Chicago Northwest
400 Park Boulevard 
Itasca, IL  60143
(630) 773-4000

Hotel Booking Info: To receive the discounted rate with breakfast, you MUST use our room block and book by June 1, 2024. Rooms in the block are limited so don't wait too long to book your room. The room block code is on our web site under the events tab.

The Westin is giving us a special rate and blocked rooms are limited so don’t miss out on the value! If there are ANY problems booking or it says our block is full please email so I can try to add rooms.

Westin Chicago Northwest has an indoor heated pool, 24-hour fitness studio, three different eateries, complimentary parking and shuttle service.


What is included in the hotel room block: (you must book by June 1st)

  • FREE breakfast each day for each person in the room block. You will receive these vouchers from Laura.

  • Please note: There is an upcharge of $15 for each additional person staying in your room.

  • Valet parking spaces in front for your use.

  • FREE upgraded high speed WIFI.

  • 3pm check out-please mention this when you register and check in. 


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Payment Information

Please DO NOT click submit more than one time or you will be charged twice and we will have to pay the non-refundable extra fee. 

You will receive a confirmation email with your receipt. If you do not see it please check your junk mail.