Frequently Asked Questions
What is Move for Kids?
Move for Kids is a virtual celebration of community, family and what’s possible when we come together for the kids we care about. There will be virtual and small group activities, fitness challenges and celebrations throughout the weekend of May 14 - May 16.
How do I register, and how much does it cost?
You can register as an individual or join or form a team. Move for Kids is free to all participants! Instead of a registration fee, we strongly encourage participants to focus on fundraising for our patients and families. Please note participants do not automatically receive a t-shirt. Adults need to fundraise $100 to receive an event t-shirt. Youth 17 and under need to fundraise $50 to receive an event t-shirt.
When and where is Move for Kids 2021?
Move for Kids activities and events will be held between May 14 - May 16. A schedule of events will be posted on the event information page. on Sunday, May 16 we ask all participants to move with family and friends wherever they are and however they would like.
Why is fundraising a crucial part of Move for Kids?
Now, more than ever, the dollars you raise are critical. Every dollar raised will benefit the hospital’s Access for Every Child Fund, ensuring that children have access to the healthcare they deserve. Your fundraising allows us to support families facing financial challenges, deliver care in underserved neighborhoods and realize our vision for a healthier future for every child.
How can friends and family donate to my fundraising efforts?
- Send them the link to your personal or team fundraising page, where they can make a donation online
- They can search for your name or team name
- If they prefer to write a check, it can be made out to Lurie Children's Foundation
A donation form must be included with each check so the donor receives credit for the donation. Donation forms may be mailed to:
Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago
Attn: Move for Kids
225 E. Chicago Avenue, Box 4
Chicago, IL 60611
Are donations made on my behalf tax deductible?
Yes, all donations in which goods or services are not received are 100% tax deductible. Registration fees for the event are not tax deductible.
Will Lurie Children’s Foundation acknowledge my supporters?
The Foundation will send a gift receipt and acknowledgement letter to anyone who makes a donation on behalf of a Move for Kids participant.
How can I find out if my company offers a matching gift?
First, check to see if your company has a matching gift program for health organizations. Our Matching Gifts tool can be helpful in determining which companies match donations. Complete a matching gift form (available from your company's Human Resources department) and send it in with your donation.
How can I check my personal fundraising totals or that of my team?
You track your fundraising efforts via the participant center. This tool allows you to log on and review your pledges any time of the day. When a donation is made online, it is processed automatically and added toward your fundraising goal. Donations made by check or money order will be processed and counted toward your total within 14 business days after it is received by Lurie Children's Foundation.
Will donations made by check or cash appear on my fundraising page?
Yes, our Foundation finance team will add donations received in the mail to your fundraising page. Since we are working remotely, it could take two weeks after we receive the check for you to see the donation on your personal fundraising page. Thank you for your patience!
What is the deadline to turn in donations?
Participants can fundraise and earn incentives through June 30, 2021.
Who can I contact for more information?
For additional questions or support, please email Jessica Brooks at email@example.com.