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In October of last year, our dear friends, Shane and Vanessa Smith, heard the words none of us want to hear - "your son has cancer". Their youngest son, 4 year-old Matteo, was diagnosed with Leukemia, and since then, they have received the best possible care from the world-class team at Lurie Children’s.

On June 10th, Lurie will host the 2017 Move for the Kids 5K Walk/Run at Soldier Field, and Alex and I will participate to help raise funds for this great cause. The funds raised from the event support the hospital’s areas of greatest need to ensure patients, like Matteo, receive the best care possible to help them live a bright, healthy future.

Please support our efforts for the 2017 Move for the Kids 5K Walk/Run by making a gift today. Every dollar raised means a brighter and healthier future for our children.

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!

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