Dollars raised through Step Up for Kids help fund services that insurance doesn’t cover and programs that families don’t receive a bill for. Programs like pet therapy, in-hospital summer camp and school services are all provided by our Department of Family Services and supported by donations made to Step Up for Kids.

You Make An Impact


is enough help make a child’s hospital stay a more positive experience with activities, supplies and toys


provides patients with the support they need to thrive after lengthy hospital stays


supports clinical trials to help discover new or more effective treatment options


means we can attract the very finest candidates and train the next generation of specialists

Tsedal and Phoenix

We’re so lucky to have a hospital like Lurie Children’s right here in Chicago. It literally saved my son’s life.

Tsedal Wiafe-Ababio, Mom to Phoenix, who was diagnosed with a congenital heart defect and received a heart transplant at Lurie Children’s.

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