Meet Our Athletes

Are you a runner, walker, swimmer, bowler or biker? Whatever your sport of choice is, Team Lurie Children’s is here to make your athletic experience even more meaningful!

Sign up for Team Lurie Children’s and join dedicated athletes from around the world in raising money for the patients and families of Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago.

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Running for Hometown Heroes

Running for Hometown Heroes has participated in the Soldier Field 10 Mile in honor of families facing a cancer diagnosis. All funds raised support the Treasure Chest Fund on the oncology unit.



Strikes for Clayton

Bowling team Strikes for Clayton has raised $710 to date as they aim to make a donation per strike. Ross originally founded the bowling team in honor of his son Clayton, a patient of Lurie Children’s who Ross proudly dubs “daddy’s little bowler.”



Ryan Horner

At nine years old, Ryan ran the half marathon in honor of his friend who underwent surgery at Lurie Children’s. Ryan raised over $1,000 and ran 13.1 miles in under 1 hour and 58 minutes!



The Fred Five

The Fred Five hosts an annual 5K to raise funds for towards the research of NH/GALD, a deadly liver disease that took the life of team captain Stacy’s son, Fred. All proceeds benefited Dr. Peter Whitington and his team.



Team Kilimanjaro

Father and son, Scott and Nicholas, climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro in support of Lurie Children’s Division of Cardiology. They raised $19,341 for the kids of the hospital - $1 for every foot of Mt. Kilimanjaro.



Aidan’s Army

Aidan’s Army participated in the ET Batavia Triathlon and Duathlon as members of Team Lurie Children’s to support pediatric brain tumor research, in memory of Aidan.



Michael Benge

Michael trained for the “Big Shoulders Open Water 5K swim” as a member of Team Lurie Children’s and fundraised for our patients and families.



David Wartner

As a father of three children who’ve received care, David ran three marathons as a member of Team Lurie Children’s. He ran the Prague marathon in the Czech Republic, the South Bend marathon, as well as the Bank of America Chicago Marathon.



RAIN for Team Lurie Children’s

Chicago Steel Construction erected the current building that houses Lurie Children’s. As an added way to give back, they participated in Ride Across Indiana (a.k.a. RAIN), a 160-mile bike ride across Indiana, as members of Team Lurie Children’s.



Rub Some Dirt on It!

Rub Some Dirt On It! participated in the Tough Mudder in honor of Max and are actively fundraising to find a cure for brain stem glioma tumors.



8 Summits for Lurie Children’s

Having survived a brain tumor earlier in his life, Alexander Pancoe will climb the Seven Summits, which includes Mt. Everest, in honor of Lurie Children’s patients. As he climbs all seven mountains over the next few years, he aims to raise vital funds Lurie Children's Neurosurgery Division!



Donna Parkes

Donna ran the Indianapolis Marathon in memory of her friend Emily’s daughter Meera, as well as to fundraise for pediatric brain tumor research.



The Best 5K Evuh

On October 2, 2016, this team will participate in the “Best 5K Evuh” to benefit the Pediatric Brain Tumor Program at Lurie Children’s with the Max Lacewell Foundation. The event includes runners, walkers and people of all ages!