Step Up for Kids 2018

Jeanine Sheridan Foundation

The Jeanine Sheridan Foundation is climbing 80 floors to the top of the Aon Building, in honor of Jeanine, for the 10th year in a row! Join us as we raise money to support the patients and families at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. Join us! #teamJSF

Jeanine Sheridan Foundation: Formed in 2008, we are a Charitable Organization established in memory of Jeanine Sheridan, a courageous, beautiful and amazing 19 yr old who passed away from brain cancer on January 20th 2008. We are committed to improving lives and raising hope for brain cancer patients in the strong spirit in which Jeanine lived.


Make a difference in the lives of nearly 200,000 patients treated at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago each year.

Help our team raise funds in support of the 21th 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!

Jeanine Sheridan Foundation Raised
Personal Gift Brittney Kieres $235.00
$500 Milestone Personal Gift Amanda Albrecht $540.00
$2,000 Milestone Personal Gift Teresa Backes $17,590.00
$100 Milestone Personal Gift John Bauer $170.00
$50 Milestone Personal Gift Ashley Briars $50.00
$300 Milestone Personal Gift Craig Briars $300.00
$800 Milestone Personal Gift Laura Briars $870.00
Personal Gift Diane Cummings $40.00
Megen Disanto $40.00
$100 Milestone Personal Gift Lily Kollker $150.00
$75 Milestone Personal Gift Maggie Kollker $75.00
$300 Milestone Greg O'Halleran $340.00
$300 Milestone Nanci O'Halleran $360.00
$100 Milestone Personal Gift Ashley Placher-Biernat $100.00
$100 Milestone Personal Gift Kimberly Placher-Biernat $190.00
$200 Milestone Personal Gift Beth Schwanderlik $205.00
$800 Milestone Julie Sheridan $880.00
$100 Milestone Personal Gift Julie Sheridan $140.00
$400 Milestone Personal Gift Maria Winter $480.00
$300 Milestone Personal Gift Melissa Young $340.00
Personal Gift Jessica Zwolfer $65.00
Team Gifts $335.00
Denotes a Team Captain