Help me give back!

I'm the Caleb in Team Caleb Hendricks. I'm 8 years old and I have already climbed every step of the Hancock and Willis towers with my mom Tammie Souza to raise money for charity. This will be my first climb to the top of the Aon building and I can't wait. It is the most important climb I have done yet because the money I raise will go toward helping the hospital that saved my life. Last summer my doctor found out I had a very big brain tumor. I spent two weeks with my mom and dad in a room on the 19th floor of Lurie Children's Hospital. The nurses and volunteers made me laugh and helped me feel better. There were books and toys and baseball players and even penguins that visited during my stay. I got to play a guitar and paint and play BINGO on a special TV channel. The food was really good. I am doing better now and want to climb again. Please help me give back and make a difference in the lives of nearly 200,000 patients treated at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago each year. See you at the climb on January 28th, Caleb.

Help me raise funds in support of the 21st 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.

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.

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


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