Step up for those Lurie Kids!!


I have supported this wonderful organization for years for all of the wonderful work they do for children in our area.  The staff and services at Lurie have been so outstanding for my child for the last two years that I am excited to be participating in this event to raise money to help this important institution and others that depend on it.

On Sunday, January 29th I will be climbing from the street to the top of the 1,076 ft. tall Aon building to "Step up for Kids".  Please use this page to make a donation in support of my efforts.

Make a difference in the lives of the more than 173,000 patients treated at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago each year.

Help me raise funds in support of the 20th annual Aon Step Up for Kids! All proceeds benefit the Family Services Department of Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago to ensure all patients have access to the highest-quality care. Remember, every dollar raised means a brighter and healthier future for our kids.

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!

-Larry DeMar


My Latest Updates


It's over.....You did an amazing job of supporting the hospital!
All I can say is WOW!
Every aspect of this campaign exceeded my imagination.
I tried to reach toward every corner of my world to support this wonderful Children's Hospital and you were one of 118 people that answered my call and made a contribution resulting in the unimaginable total of $13,775! This was the 4th highest amount raised by anyone for the event which raised almost $500,000 for the hospital.
Our team of 5 climbers raised a total of $21,635 for Lurie and the kids.
I enjoyed training for the climb and we had a lot of fun going up there with 3000 people. I was aiming to complete it in under 30 minutes and was pleased to log a time of 25:35. I now have a target for next year and invite you to join my team if that sounds like fun to you.
My heartfelt thanks for your massive generosity to support me and this wonderful organization. Collectively you have vastly exceeded my wildest expectations.
Many thanks.

by Larry DeMar on Wed, Feb 01, 2017 @ 3:55 PM

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Overwhelmed with response and support.
There have been an amazing 112 donors to this campaign. I am in awe of the breadth of support from every direction to amass this unimaginable total for Lurie and the kids they help,
My heartfelt thanks for all of this generosity.
Just a few hours remain until the event.

by Larry DeMar on Fri, Jan 27, 2017 @ 9:46 PM

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When I started this project, I was hoping that I could get enough support to raise maybe $2000. I am touched and blown away by the amazing generosity of the people from all corners of my world who have stepped up to amass contributions exceeding $10,000!!!
We are now in the final week of the campaign. I have been training for the climb and am ready to go. I have pushed up the goal to an ambitious level and hope that people can chip in and get us there.
A donation of $16,43 would represent a penny for each of the 1,643 steps that I'll be climbing. That would be great.
Heartfelt thanks to everyone for this achievement and for all of the likes, comments and shares on Facebook that has helped to spread the word around.

by Larry DeMar on Mon, Jan 23, 2017 @ 5:38 PM

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Getting Close
We're getting close to the event and getting close to the lofty goal. I am so grateful for everyone that has contributed and to those that have helped to spread the word.

by Larry DeMar on Sat, Jan 14, 2017 @ 1:25 PM

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Thanks to all that liked and shared my Facebook post to promote this event and cause. And heartfelt thanks to all that have chosen to sponsor my climb. What a strong response on the first day of the campaign.
Wishing you all a Happy Healthy New Year.

by Larry DeMar on Wed, Dec 28, 2016 @ 7:38 AM

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