Step Up for Kids 2018


On October 13, 2016 our youngest, Matteo, was diagnosed with Pre B-Cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. Since that day, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago has been by our side. Make a difference in the lives of the nearly 200,000 patients, like Matteo, treated at Lurie Children's 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!

#TeamMatteo Raised
$2,000 Milestone Personal Gift Vanessa Kentris Smith $2,150.00
Personal Gift EASCUL $40.00
$200 Milestone Personal Gift Emuz $250.00
$100 Milestone Personal Gift Karen Altermatt $150.00
$100 Milestone Personal Gift Dori Boneck $190.00
$200 Milestone Personal Gift William Gould $200.00
$300 Milestone Personal Gift Jennifer Guzman $340.00
$50 Milestone Personal Gift Karl Karlenzig $50.00
$50 Milestone Personal Gift Ed Lancaster $50.00
Oscar Lancaster $0.00
$100 Milestone Personal Gift Shannon Lee $100.00
$100 Milestone Personal Gift Carrie Palmer $150.00
$100 Milestone Personal Gift Jason Sowers $125.00
$100 Milestone Personal Gift Travis Swoope $100.00
$100 Milestone Personal Gift Seth Wolk $100.00
Team Gifts $4,901.00
Denotes a Team Captain