Frequently Asked Questions

Event Details

When is the event?

Move for Kids will be held on June 11, 2023.

Where is the event?

For the first time, the event will be held in two locations, Busse Woods in Elk Grove Village and Solider Field in Chicago. Each location will feature a 3-mile walk ending with a celebration featuring snacks, music, drinks and activities for the whole family. During registration, you can choose which location you would like to attend.

What can I expect at Move for Kids?

Both locations will feature a 3-mile walk followed by a celebration. The post-walk celebration includes snacks, music, beverages, games and activities. A full schedule will be shared close to walk day.

  • 9:30 a.m. – Site opens to participants
  • 10:30 a.m. – Welcome & Opening Remarks
  • 10:45 a.m. – Grant Thornton Kids Dash
  • 11:00 a.m. – Walk Begins
  • 12:00 – 2:00 p.m. – Post Party

What gear do I need?

Comfortable walking/running shoes, a water bottle and sun protection.


Why is fundraising a crucial part of Move for Kids?

Now, more than ever, the dollars you raise are critical. Every dollar raised will benefit the hospital’s Access for Every Child Fund, ensuring that children have access to the healthcare they deserve. Your fundraising allows us to support families facing financial challenges, deliver care in underserved neighborhoods and realize our vision for a healthier future for every child.

What fundraising tools are provided?

All participants will receive a personal fundraising page so they can ask friends and family to donate in support of our patients and families. As a nonprofit hospital, we rely on donations to power everything we do—from providing access to care, to research to support services. You can set a personal fundraising goal or start a team and participate and fundraise together.

How can friends and family donate to my fundraising efforts?

  • Send them the link to your personal or team fundraising page, where they can make a donation online
  • They can search for your name or team name
  • If they prefer, they can fill out this offline donation form

Donation forms may be mailed to:

Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago Foundation
Attn: Community Events
Department 4586
Carol Stream, IL 60122-4586

Are donations made on my behalf tax deductible?

Yes, all donations in which goods or services are not received are 100% tax deductible.

Will Lurie Children’s Foundation acknowledge my supporters?

The Foundation will send a gift receipt and acknowledgement letter to anyone who makes a donation on behalf of a Move for Kids participant.

How can I find out if my company offers a matching gift?

First, check to see if your company has a matching gift program for health organizations. Our Matching Gifts tool can be helpful in determining which companies match donations. Complete a matching gift form (available from your company's Human Resources department) and send it in with your donation.

How can I check my personal fundraising totals or that of my team?

You track your fundraising efforts via the participant headquarters. This tool allows you to log on and review your pledges any time of the day. When a donation is made online, it is processed automatically and added toward your fundraising goal. Donations made by check or money order will be processed and counted toward your total within 14 business days after it is received by Lurie Children's Foundation.

Will donations made by check or cash appear on my fundraising page?

Yes, our Foundation finance team will add donations received in the mail to your fundraising page. Since we are working remotely, it could take two weeks after we receive the check for you to see the donation on your personal fundraising page. Thank you for your patience!

What is the deadline to turn in donations?

Participants can fundraise and earn incentives through June 30, 2023.

Additional Support

Who can I contact for more information?

For additional questions or support, please email Jessica Brooks at [email protected].

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