I am grateful for your support

Okay - going for year 3 climbing the AON Center and a personal goal of breaking the one-hour time it took me last year to do the climb. I'm training now - doing the 53 stories in the building where we live (The Clare), using 5 poung weights on my ankles so when I do the AON 83 stories will seem easy. Zach DeCoster, a whip-smart trainer who suggested this climb in the first place, is always by my side rooting me on.

We all have many charities we support but if you have it in your heart to support Lurie Children's Hospital, I'd be grateful for any donation you might make in my name. More than 173,000 patients are treated at Lurie Children's Hospital each year and all proceeds from this event benefit the Family Services Department to ensure all patients have access to the highest-quality care. Every dollar raised means a brighter and healthier future for our kids.

Here are just a few ways your donations could help:

$35 can purchase a Beads of Courage starter kit for a child with cancer.

$60 can purchase an adaptive toy for children with special needs and disabilities to use during play and therapy sessions.

$120 can help pay for one day of Skylight TV programming, the hospital's own interactive television station that broadcasts special shows such as "Story Time with Dot" and "Body Parts Bingo" directly to patient rooms.

$240 can help purchase two days of Rainbow Dog pet therapy for patients.

$500 can purchase crayons, markers, paper, paint and other arts and crafts supplies for patients to use throughout the hospital.

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

Let me thank you on behalf of the patients and families of Lurie Children’s.  - Larry

 

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