Join us for the Aon Step Up for Kids 20th Anniversary!Sunday, January 29, 2017 at Aon Center, Chicago, IL

Climb 80 floors to the top of the Aon Center while raising money for the patients and families of Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago during the 20th annual Aon Step Up for Kids.

Now through December 21, double your fundraising impact for Lurie Children's patients during our Produce Alliance Match Week Challenge! We challenge all participants to come together and raise a total of $10,000 in one week. If we reach our goal, Produce Alliance will provide a match of $10,000!
Need fundraising tips? Check out our social media toolkit to get started!

Use our online tips and tools to make your fundraising efforts a success and receive exciting prizes when you reach different goals. Don't forget to use the hashtag #stepupforkids in your Facebook, Twitter and Instagram posts as you fundraise, train for the climb and celebrate your accomplishment on the day-of the event.

Important Notes:

  • Due to the nature of the event, we cannot accommodate requested start times. Start times will be posted on this site on Thursday, January 26, 2017. No changes can be made to these times.
  • All participants over the age of 12 are responsible for fundraising at least $100, in addition to the registration fee, by February 28, 2017.
  • Packet pick-up Friday, January 27 from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m and on Saturday, January 28 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Fleet Feet in Old Town. 1620 N. Wells St, Chicago, IL 60614. You can also pick up your packet the day of the event at the Aon Center and you can pick up someone else’s with a copy of their photo ID.
  • Online registration closes Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at 12:00 p.m. CST. You may register at packet pick-up or the day of the event.

*Please note if you register after online registration closes at noon CST, Tuesday January 24, we cannot guarantee you a t-shirt or timed bib if we run out.*

$316,693.86 raised

Donate &Support

Help heal and save children's lives by donating to Aon Step Up for Kids. You can sponsor a participant or donate directly to the event.


Aon Step Up for Kids is an athletic fundraising event dedicated to making a difference for the patients and families of Lurie Children’s.

WhyWe Climb

Mary Cate Thumb

Although she looks different on the outside, five-year-old Mary Cate, this year’s Aon Step Up for Kids patient champion, is just like any other kid on the inside.
Read her story.

Have Questions?

Your event coordinator, Janelle Romano, is here to help. Meet Janelle.

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