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Hi Everyone!

Thank you so much for visiting my page.  As many of you know, Lurie Children's Hospital holds a special place in my heart, as they performed a lifesaving procedure on my only son, Caden, when he was just 8 weeks old.   For the past 8.5 years, my wife, Karen, and I have been active in fundraising efforts to benefit other patients at Lurie Children's Hospital as a way of giving back, and showing our appreciation for all that has been done for our family.   Many of you also know that I have been taking my own health much more seriously in recent years and I've been participating in various races all over Chicago, and I've been having a lot of fun doing it.    Well, the stars have aligned and I am now able to combine these two parts of my life, which I care so much about.   This year, I'm going to participate in the 26.2 mile Chicago Marathon as part of the Lurie Children's Marathon Team, but I have a fundraising goal to contend with.   As a result, I am funneling all of the funds raised from my annual Christmas fundraiser through this site, since it all goes to the same place anyway.   The folks at Lurie Children's have allowed me to designate that the funds will continue to benefit the Heart Center, which has always been my beneficiary for my Christmas fundraiser.  Any support you can offer to this cause is greatly appreciated!  Every dollar raised means a brighter and healthier future for these kids.

Here are just a few ways your donations could help:

$35 can provide a comfort item for a premature infant to ensure the smallest and most fragile babies heal and grow faster.

$60 can help provide inpatient entertainment and distractions to help patients reduce stress and have fun while undergoing treatment.

$120 can help provide small lab supplies for one of the hospital’s clinical trials to ensure our children have access to the latest treatments and therapies.

$240 can help provide supplies for the Lurie Children’s classroom so that children in the hospital can continue their education.

All donations are tax-deductible and will be acknowledged by Lurie Children’s Foundation.

On behalf of the patients and families of Lurie Children’s, thank you for your support!




Joe Leddy


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