Monday, February 7, 2011

Since her husband Gery is apparently hiding, Lee Cary asks Sunny Chico about her ties to SALF

Click here for source document, April 24, 2003 SALF press release

Sent via e-mail to and faxed to (312)306-9997

February 7, 2011

Sunny Chico, President
SPC Consulting, LLC
737 N. Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611

Dear Ms. Chico,

Last year I wrote a string of articles about the Save-A-Life Foundation (SALF), a Chicago-area nonprofit with which you and your husband Gery were associated. In recent months, I've sent Mr. Chico several letters requesting his answers to some straightforward questions, but I've never received a response.

In my most recent correspondence, a January 26, 2011 e-mail, I asked him to confirm claims made about you by SALF and statements attributed to you by SALF. Here's a copy of that e-mail:

As you can see, I informed Mr. Chico that if I didn't receive his reply, I'd contact you to attempt to obtain the information. Since I haven't heard from him, I'd appreciate your answers to the following questions.

According to an April 23, 2003 SALF press release, you were a member of SALF's Educational Advisory Board.

1) Is this accurate? If so, which years were you a member of that board?

The same press release attributes this quote to you:
"My husband Gery (former President, Chicago Board of Ed.) was instrumental in bringing SALF to the Chicago Public Schools in 1998. Since then the program has saved so many lives here in Illinois, many by those same children who were trained, proving that children can make a difference. Being committed myself to education, I know that the Save A Life Program is right in line with Secretary Paige's goals for expanded health related education, especially education that saves lives. It is exciting to see something that has begun in Illinois, being embraced by other states that need it...this is only the beginning."
2) Is this quote accurately attributed to you? If so, regarding your claim that "the (SALF) program has saved so many lives here in Illinois, many by those same children who were trained," would you please direct me to any such cases?

Please feel free to provide any additional related information or comments.

Thank you for any help and I'd appreciate receiving your answers in the next few days. If you require more time, please let me know in the next few days and I'll do my best to accommodate your schedule.


Lee Cary
Little Elm, TX

SALF founder/president Carol J. Spizzirri and Educational Advisory Board member Sunny Chico present SALF award to Mississippi Governor Ronnie Musgrove (2003)
Click here for links to dozens of broadcast and print reports about the Save-A-Life Foundation (SALF), including stories about SALF being investigated by the Illinois Attorney General and SALF founder/president Carol Spizzirri (pictured above), reportedly a twice-convicted shoplifter who fabricated medical credentials and a college degree, and whose daughter took out a protective order against her based on allegations of physical abuse.
Also see "Are these documents the reason Gery Chico won't answer questions about the Save-A-Life Foundation?," SALF Exposed! blog, 1/27/11
SALF officers Sunny Chico & Carol Spizzirri present award, 4/24/03 press release

Lee's 1/7/11 questions to Sunny Chico re: the Save-A-Life Foundation