Why I Move for the Kids

When Henry was 7 days old my Mom brought him to the doctor because he had stopped eating. Due to an undiscovered coarctation of his aorta, he was about to die. They rode in an ambulance to Lurie's where lots of doctors and specialists awaited their arrival. Two days later Henry had heart surgery to correct his coarctation. He spent an additional 2.5 weeks on the cardiac floor before he was strong enough to come back home.

We are so fortunate to live in a city with a hospital like Lurie's. It has made all the difference in Henry's life, and in mine. Henry is my best friend and I can’t imagine my life without him. Henry turns 5 just five days before the race this year. We can think of no better way to celebrate him than by doing this walk & raising money for the hospital that saved him. We hope you will support us.

Make a difference in the lives of nearly 200,000 patients treated at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago each year. Support my efforts for the 2018 Move for the Kids 5K Walk/Run by making a gift today. Every dollar raised means a brighter and healthier future for our children.

Here are just a few ways your donations could help:

$35 can provide a comfort item for a premature infant to ensure the smallest and most fragile babies heal and grow faster.

$60 can help provide inpatient entertainment and distractions to help patients reduce stress and have fun while undergoing treatment.

$120 can help provide small lab supplies for one of the hospital's clinical trials to ensure our children have access to the latest treatments and therapies.

$240 can help provide supplies for the Lurie Children's classroom so that children in the hospital can continue their education.

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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