An award-winning, destination haunted house in Morton Grove is doing something more than scaring crowds of thrill-seekers this year — it’s helping raise some cash for a good cause.
Fear City and Hades, 8240 N. Austin Ave. in Morton Grove, will donate three percent of ticket sales to the Greater Illinois Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, the 40,000 square-foot haunted house business announced.
“This is the perfect week to attend Fear City and bring your dates, family and friends to enjoy a great haunt and help a worthy cause,” Jim Lichon, co-owner of Fear City, stated in a press release. “There's only a few days left to enjoy our haunted houses and help us contribute to the National MS Society."
Last year Fear City was named “Chicago’s scariest haunted house” by the Huffington Post, and a “Must-see” destination by USA Today.
This year the theme is Fear City Apocalypse, an end-of-the-world show with three levels of sneezing, vomiting and flesh-eating zombies. Added this year was Hades, which takes visitors through the seven circles of Hell.
For more information about the Fear City attractions, check out this preview reported by Patch.
More than 400,00 people in the U.S. and 2.5 million people worldwide are affected by multiple sclerosis, or MS, according to the press release, which interrupts the flow of information between the brain and body, stopping people from moving.
The National MS Society supports research and works to address the challenges faced by those with MS, according to the announcement, through advocacy, education, collaboration, programs and other services.
Fear City is open until Oct. 31, and patrons can save $4 on tickets when they use the code “STOPMS” when purchasing tickets online. For more information and to order tickets, visit Fear City’s website.