About Run For Gus

Young Associates Board's (YAB) 16th Annual Run for Gus 5K Run/1 Mile Walk Kids Race is named after Gus Evangelides, who passed away from a malignant brain tumor at the young age of 21 months.

By supporting Run for Gus, you are making a difference in the lives of thousands of children afflicted with brain tumors by funding:

  • Research into the causes and treatment of pediatric brain tumors
  • Service-oriented events and programs that support children and families in the hematology/oncology and brain tumor clinics, including Beads of Courage and spirit-lifting hospital parties that are wholly funded by YAB.

Learn more about the impact of your support.

YAB is proud to carry on the lifesaving work of the Gus Foundation. Established by Gus' family and friends, the foundation raised more than $4 million for pediatric brain tumor research before closing its doors in 2006.

Ways to Get Involved

By participating in Young Associates Board's 16th annual Run for Gus presented by Deloitte, you will help raise awareness and vital funds for research and support services for children with brain tumors. Here are some great ways to get involved:

  • Be a Participant

    Register now to run or walk with other Lurie Children’s supporters. Children ages 12 and under are invited to participate in the free 400 meter Kids Race.

  • Be a Donor

    You can support Run for Gus by sponsoring a participant or by donating directly to the event. Either way, your donation will benefit a great cause!

  • Be a Volunteer

    Volunteers will play an important role in making Run for Gus a huge success. Find out how you can help.

  • Be a Sponsor

    Sponsoring Run for Gus will send a clear message that your company is committed to the health and well-being of children. Learn more about the benefits of corporate sponsorship.