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Chicago's Irish dancers raising funds for Boston bombing victims

Members of some of Chicago’s leading Irish dance and music schools are coming together to raise money to aid the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings — including 7-year-old Jane Richard, an Irish dancer whose 8-year-old-brother Martin was killed in the April15 explosions, and became a tragically poignant “face” of that terrible day.Jane Richard herself, lost a leg as a result of the bombing.“From Chitown to Beantown” will kick off at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox.Along with the Richard family, funds raised will go to the families of victims Krystie Marie Campbell, Lu Lingzi, Sean A. Collier and hundreds more who were injured.Tickets ar $10 for adults. Children under 12 will be admitted for free. Among the performing participants are the Academy of Irish Music, Dennehy School of Irish Dance, Identity Irish Dancers, Irish Music School of Chicago, McNulty Dance School, O’Hare School of Irish Dance and the Trinity Irish Dancers.