Light Up the Holidays & Shop for a Cause – November 15

tc2Chicago Light Up The Holidays 2014 on Oak Street – NOVEMBER 15, 2014 10-5pm

Town & Country launched its inaugural Light Up the Holidays event series last December on NY’s Madison Avenue and LA’s Rodeo Drive, bringing its luxury audience in–store to shop, enjoy bespoke experiences, and give back to charity. Capitalizing on its success, Town & Country will spread even more holiday cheer this year with a multi–platform program in three key markets including Chicago.

On November 15, 2014 Town & Country invites you to join the Chicago holiday celebration during the most important shopping and giving time of the year. Continue reading

Tickets on Sale: 56th Annual Children’s Ball – Saturday, December 6, 2014

56th Annual Children’s Ball – Saturday, December 6, 2014

ball3Please join us to celebrate the BIG DREAMS and BRIGHT FUTURES of the patients, physicians, and research scientists at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago and the Stanley Manne Children’s Research Institute.

Roxanne M. & Rocco J. Martino with Justin C. & Angela M. Dearborn
Co-Chairs, 2014 Children’s Research Fund Campaign and Children’s Ball

6:30pm Cocktails
8:00pm Dinner and Dancing

Hilton Chicago – Black tie

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A researcher dreams of adding to the scientific understanding of a disease. A physician dreams of treatments that will ease his patients’ suffering. A parent dreams of a child grown to healthy adulthood. Research makes these dreams come true.

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Van Cleef & Arpels Paris Workshop Tour
A rare behind-the-scenes tour of the renowned Paris workshop and a prized seat in the classroom of L’École, the one and only jewelry school of its kind. Plus two United Airlines Business Class travel vouchers.

“Chicago Fire” Exclusive Set Visit
Exclusive set visit during filming of the popular NBC hit, “Chicago Fire.” You and a guest will get full access to the set, watch filming and get an up-close peek into this high-octane drama. Your day on set is sure to thrill and impress you!  There will be other exciting opportunities to support research at the event! Continue reading

Children’s Research Fund Hosted Football Themed Party at Lurie Children’s For Families

cdaybearsLast Tuesday, September 30, 2014, the Children’s Research Fund hosted a football themed party in the hospital. Board members brought in lunch and craft activities to the families staying on the 19th floor at Lurie Children’s Hospital. The patients and their caregivers enjoyed a lunch spread from Corner Bakery, and many of them took a much needed break from their hospital room to join the Children’s Research Fund members in the 19th floor great room. Children decorated football and Bears themed signs and collages to hang in their hospital rooms and left with football player figurines as giveaways.

The Ball Book: C4C and Advertising Campaign – Oct. 10th Deadline

childsept22Children’s Research Fund is excited to announce two annual fundraising projects for individuals and corporations to participate in;  THE CHILDREN’S RESEARCH FUND 2014 ADVERTISING CAMPAIGN and the 2014 CHILDREN-4-CHILDREN’S ADVERTISING CAMPAIGN.  Why buy an ad in the 2014 Children’s Ball Program Book?  Will you consider contributing a photo to the 2014 Children’s Ball program book and join our campaign?  Read more here on how you can participate !

The Chicago Regatta Raises $30,000

childboatThe Chicago Regatta was held on September 6, 2014.  The Regatta raised $30,000 to support the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago and the Children’s Research Fund.   Over 50 teams participated in either the sailing race or a cruising rally on Lake Michigan, which could be seen from the Hospital’s windows.  The day ended with a celebration at 31st Street Harbor.  We are grateful for Pinnacle Yacht Foundation and all the Chicago Regatta Sponsors and donors for supporting Lurie Children’s and the Children’s Research Fund which supports pediatric medical research at the Stanley Manne Children’s Research Institute.

Stanley Manne Children’s Research Institute Update from Dr. Mary Hendrix

crfmanI would like to take this opportunity to share an update of research activities at the Stanley Manne Children’s Research Institute in support of the mission of Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. I also wish to especially thank our research investigators and staff for their hard work and collective accomplishments. Simultaneously, I would like to express sincere gratitude to our extraordinary donors who provide quintessential, foundational support for research that gives us a competitive advantage for securing extramural support and translating scientific breakthroughs to advance pediatric healthcare. Some noteworthy highlights for your consideration follow with our appreciation. Continue reading

New Board Members Gather For Night of Fun

Tammy Whelan, Roxanne Martino, Lesli Falk, Dave McHugh, Grace Sergio-Banks, Lori Gersten

Tammy Whelan, Roxanne Martino, Lesli Falk, Dave McHugh, Grace Sergio-Banks, Lori Gersten

New Children’s Research Fund Board members gathered in Bucktown for a summer get together in July.  New board members, including Ball Chair, Roxanne Martino, enjoyed drinks and hors d’oeuvres.  They discussed the upcoming events and this years Ball.  Lori Gersten, new member chairperson welcomed everyone and was able to answer any questions new members might have had about being on the board.  It was great to socialize and visit on this hot summer night.