Join us for the 2016 Children’s Ball – “Moments: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow.” Together we will celebrate the milestone moments, like the Children’s Research Fund’s 25th year of affiliation with Lurie Children’s, as well as the everyday moments made possible for patients and families thanks to medical research and support from donors like you.

This year’s gala is being co-chaired by Ann & John Amboian and Ashley Hemphill Netzky and Pam Netzky and will take place on Saturday, December 3, at the Hilton Chicago. We will celebrate the legacy of the Children’s Research Fund and looks ahead to the promise research holds for the future. We hope you will join us for what promises to be a fabulous evening for a tremendous cause.

2016 Children’s Ball – December 3, 2016
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Children’s Research Fund News

Welcome to the Children’s Research Fund, dedicated to raising awareness and funding for the scientists and physicians of the Stanley Manne Children’s Research Institute and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago.

More than 70 talented and energetic board members unite in advancing our mission: support for pediatric medical research at the Stanley Manne Children’s Research Institute, led by Tom Shanley, MD, the research institute’s Chief Research Officer and the Chairman of Department of Pediatrics at Lurie Children’s.

Since 1951, the Children’s Research fund has raised more than $100 million to support medical research. Through the Children’s Research Fund, we make a difference in the lives of children and their families throughout Chicagoland and the world.

David McHugh
Chairman, Children’s Research Fund

image12-15-16The Children’s Research Fund would like to thank those individuals, corporations, foundations, and organizations whose generosity has supported our mission during this past year! Your amazing contributions have made the 2015 Children’s Ball a remarkable success raising over $2.5 million dollars to support pediatric medical research at the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago and the Stanley Manne Children’s Research Institute! Read more.

book12-16-15Interactive 2015 Children’s Ball Book Now Available for Viewing We are extremely excited to share with you, a digitized on-line version of the 2015 Children’s Ball Book! Simply click on the image to the left or click here and you will be directed to the web version of the book, where you can browse through and see how the Children’s Research Fund board promotes awareness of its mission through vigorous fundraising, education, outreach activities, and the annual showcase gala event; The Children’s Ball.

bphoto12-16-15Photos from the 2015 Children’s Ball can be seen on our FaceBook Photo Album Here