Our Passion


Since 1992, the Children’s Research Fund Junior Board has been passionate about advancing discovery into new and more effective treatments for childhood diseases.

COCKTAILS FOR A CAUSE

Upcoming Events


Cocktails for a Cause
Friday, November 9 2018

Children's Ball
Saturday, December 1 2018

26th Annual Cocktails for a Cause


Please join the Children’s Research Fund Junior Board for a memorable evening featuring premium cocktails, tastings from Chicago’s premiere restaurants, live & silent auction, and live music featuring David Rothstein.

Friday, November 9, 2018 | 7:00 PM 11:00 PM
Chicago Cultural Center,
78 E. Washington Street
Chicago, IL

Funding Dr. Jill Chang

$220,000 two-year-pledge (2018 and 2019) to fund Dr. Jill Chang
Jill Chang

For the years 2018 and 2019 the CRFJB is supporting the research of Dr. Jill Chang a neonatologist at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago and faculty at Northwestern University. Dr. Chang’s mission is to study the role of perinatal brain injury on an infant’s motor development. She hopes to discover how certain injury leads to conditions such as cerebral palsy, with the goal of early identification of at risk babies and potential therapeutic interventions.

Become A Member


The Children’s Research Fund Junior Board consists of young professionals in the Chicago metropolitan area.

If you are interested in becoming a board member of the Children’s Research Fund Junior Board, please contact us at membership@crfjb.org for more information and to be added to the prospective members list.

Fashion Show
Lurie Children's

OUR MISSION


Since 1992, the Children’s Research Fund Junior Board has been passionate about advancing discovery into new and more effective treatments for childhood diseases. The board supports the work of the researchers and physician-scientists of the Stanley Manne Children’s Research Institute at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago.

Focused on a result-oriented “translational” model of research, scientists in the Manne Research Institute labs are working to develop better and safer therapies for the almost 200,000 children treated each year at Lurie Children’s. As the Junior Board to the Children’s Research Fund, a primary philanthropic benefactor of the Manne Research Institute, the Children’s Research Fund Junior Board supports investigations in genetics, incurable neuromuscular diseases, epilepsy, and other conditions.

Since its inception, the Children’s Research Fund Junior Board has helped raise over one million dollars for pediatric medical research initiatives conducted at Lurie Children’s and the Manne Research Institute. Approximately 80 cents of every dollar donated is utilized to fund the current Children’s Research Fund Junior Board’s research priority