Tickets are now on sale for DuPagePads’ most inspirational event, the 16th Annual Wake Up Your Spirit Breakfast. This year’s breakfast will take place on Wednesday, November 7th from 7:00-8:30am at a new location, Abbington Distinctive Banquets in Glen Ellyn. The entire community is invited to begin their day with this truly uplifting event!

Carol Simler, President & CEO of DuPagePads will highlight new developments and the agency’s vision for the future.  A DuPagePads’ participant will share their journey with the audience and keynote speaker, Marcus Engel, will complete the exhilarating program.

Marcu Engel

Marcus Engel, professional speaker and author will share his powerful message. One night, a drunk driver struck his car. When Marcus awoke to a world he would never see again, he faced insurmountable obstacles. Marcus will share life lessons which have created a movement that inspires thousands every day.

“We are thrilled to have Marcus Engel as our keynote speaker. Marcus turned tragedy into triumph and will surely relate to our tagline: when someone believes in you, everything can change,” says Carol Simler, DuPagePads President & CEO.

Tickets are available for $45 per person on or before 10/19/18 and $50 per person after 10/19/18. Tables of 10 are also available for $450 per table on or before 10/19/18 and $500 per table after 10/19/18. To purchase tickets or to learn more about this event, please call DuPagePads at 630.682.3846 x2290 or visit

Proceeds from the Wake Up Your Spirit Breakfast will provide crucial support services to families and individuals who are homeless as they work toward a place to call home. Please join us on November 7th and be part of the solution to end homelessness!