Support Children’s Research Fund Move for the Kids 5K Run/Walk – May 18th

On May 18, 2014, our team will participate in Move for the Kids 5K Run/Walk, presented by Ace Hardware. Help us reach our goal to raise $1,000 for the patients and families at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago.

The hospital relies on philanthropic support to fulfill its lifesaving mission. We hope you will support our efforts by making a gift today. Any amount will make a difference! All donations are tax-deductible and will be acknowledged by Lurie Children’s Foundation. With your help, more children can receive the best healthcare possible and the opportunity to reach their greatest potential.  Click here for our team page where you can donate and or sign-up to participate.

 

Welcome to the Children’s Research Fund

On behalf of the Children’s Research Fund, thank you for partnering with us to support pediatric medical research being conducted by Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago and Lurie Children’s Research Center.

This year I am honored to serve as Chairman of the Children’s Research Fund as we celebrate our 62nd year of fundraising success, with 22 of those years partnering with the scientists and physicians who improve children’s lives through their work at Lurie Children’s.

This year we welcome nine new members to our Board of Directors. Each of them shares a passion for our mission and is eager to apply their talents to our cause.

We all have a role to play in spreading the word about the importance of pediatric medical research and the need now is more urgent than ever, as government funding for medical research has been reduced significantly. We plan to use this web site, our e-mail newsletters and our social media outlets to reach out to you and update you on Children’s Research Fund events, activities, and opportunities. We hope you will join us throughout the year as we spread the word about the Children’s Research Funds mission to help find new cures and treatments for sick kids.

David P. McHugh
2014 Chairman, Children’s Research Fund

Children’s Research Fund Welcomes New 2014 Board Members

Children’s Research Fund is comprised of individuals from a variety of companies, professions, and educational backgrounds working towards our mission to support pediatric medical research being conducted at Lurie Children’s and Lurie Children’s Research Center. Please take a moment to learn more about our board members, our new board members and our 2014 Campaign Co-Chairs.

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A Great Success: Children’s Research Fund Kids Donor Day

On Thursday January 16, 2014, Children’s Research Fund hosted its first ever Kids Donor Day! Several board members brought their children to the Lurie Children’s to participate. The children ranged in age from toddlers to teens, each one contributing either toys for the patients or money they had personally raised through lemonade stands, cookie sales, or from their allowance! The children had an opportunity to give their donation to hospital representatives and tour the hospital.

Children’s Research Fund Outstanding Graduate Student Award

Dr. Mary Hendrix Outstanding Graduate Student Award is pleased to announce that Ms. Jessica Huszar (in Dr. Christopher Payne’s laboratory) has been selected to receive the third Children’s Research Fund Outstanding Graduate Student Award in recognition of her research accomplishments on the role of microRNAs in regulating tissue-specific stem cell differentiation, in addition to her teaching and mentoring activities, and her professional contributions to Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago Research Center. Continue reading

Children’s Research Fund Welcomes our New 2013 Board Members

Children’s Research Fund is comprised of individuals from a variety of companies, professions, and educational backgrounds working towards our mission to support pediatric medical research being conducted at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago and the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago Research Center . Please take a moment to learn more about our newest board members and the 2013 Campaign Co-Chairs. Continue reading

Thank You for Making the 2012 Children’s Ball a Big Success

On behalf of the all of the board members of the Children’s Research Fund, we would like to salute and thank all of our lifesavers: grateful parents, donors, friends, supporters and corporate and philanthropic partners for all your contributions this year. Though you may work behind a desk instead of a microscope, or spend your days in an office or bank and not a lab, you are still, each one of you, a lifesaver! Together, your financial support, time and passion make medical breakthroughs and miracles happen! Continue reading

New Insights Into the Causes of Blood Clotting Disorders

At the Children’s Research Fund General Board Meeting on March 20, 2012, Jennifer Krcmery, a researcher at the Children’s Memorial Research Center, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Simon Laboratory updated our board members on her research, activities and how the support of the Children’s Research Fund has helped her studies. Continue reading